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STORServer Hires IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Exec

COLORADO SPRINGS (Oct. 3, 2012) – STORServer®, the leading provider of proven data backup solutions for the mid-market, today announces that Tivoli software evangelist Jarrett Potts and database engineer Sharon Schlicht have joined its team.

For the past 15 years, Potts has worked in various capacities for IBM, including Tivoli Storage Manager marketing and technical sales, and has been the evangelist for the TSM family of products (TSM, TSM FastBack, Fastback for workstations, SSAM, Flashcopy Manager and all of the other TSM bolt-on products) since 2000. His breadth of experience includes administering IT systems, including desktop support, small networks, backbone infrastructure, storage management and remote access for corporations and ISPs.

As director of strategic marketing, Potts will play a key role in providing pre- and post-sale marketing and technical support for STORServer, as well as handling technical training on the implementation and use of the company’s data backup appliances, software and services. He will also assist in the development of presentation and training materials. Potts graduated with a Master of Business from Regis University in Denver.

“As a result of his experience working in storage management, Jarrett displays passion and excitement while explaining how IBM’s solutions can address the challenges faced by IT managers today,” said Bill Smoldt, president of STORServer. “We are thrilled to have someone with his extensive background in TSM joining our team.”

For the past year, Schlicht consulted for STORServer through her own company, Little Bytes Design, and was in charge of database and ColdFusion administration. Her additional responsibilities for STORServer included maintaining and updating existing ColdFusion/MS SQL STORbase data systems, as well as designing and implementing new custom support call system applications, and integrating them with the company’s STORbase customer data.

Prior to owning her own company, Schlicht was a systems analyst for LSI Logic and ON Semiconductor where she participated in application development projects in coordination with the computer integrated manufacturing organization, contributing to all phases of the software development life cycle. Schlicht graduated with a bachelor of science in information technology from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.

“STORbase is a sophisticated system on which we run our company and fulfill orders,” said Smoldt. “Sharon has used her expertise to make many areas of our company more efficient already, and now we’re ready to explode into new and even more advanced features for our customers and partners.”

STORServer offers a complete suite of enterprise backup appliances, plus software and services for IBM TSM customers that solve today’s backup, archive and disaster recovery challenges. For more information on the company’s line of data backup solutions, visit https://www.storserver.com.

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