Active Storage Names Engineering VP

Torrance-based Active Storage, the developer of RAID storage systems aimed at the Apple and creative industry, said this morning that it has named Venkat Ramakrishnan as its new Vice President of Engineering. Ramakrishnan was most recently at Promise Technology, and also has served at Cisco and IBM. Active Storage, which is currently headed by Steve Rizzone, develops RAID storage devices particularly targeted at the media industry; the firm's products are particularly geared toward the Apple market, where the firm's founders had worked on Apple's various storage products. Active Storage is backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners.