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Panasas Names Barbara Murphy as New Chief Marketing Officer

Proven Storage Marketing Expert to Lead Worldwide Marketing Efforts to Accelerate Company Momentum

FREMONT, Calif. – Aug. 4, 2010Panasas®, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance scale-out NAS storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Barbara Murphy as chief marketing officer. With a strong background in managing global marketing teams, Murphy will focus on accelerating growth in the scale-out NAS market across key vertical market segments. She will report to CEO, Faye Pairman as a member of the executive management team.

“Barbara Murphy is an expert in marketing enterprise storage products and solutions. She will be tremendously valuable to Panasas and our executive team,” said Faye Pairman, CEO of Panasas. “Barbara has a keen ability to deliver high-impact products and global marketing programs which deliver strong business value to end users and channel partners.”

Murphy brings 20 years of marketing leadership in OEM and channel marketing for both private and public companies. Most recently she served as a senior vice president for Applied Micro Circuits Corporation’s (AMCC) Storage Division. Prior to that, she was vice president of marketing at 3ware, Inc., a privately held storage company, that was later acquired by AMCC. Before joining 3ware, Murphy spent seven years in various marketing management roles at Adaptec in the areas of product management, product marketing, and OEM and channel development. Earlier in her career, Murphy held a number of marketing and engineering roles in the data communications industry with British Telecom and GEC Plessey.

Murphy holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Limerick, Ireland, an MBA from Santa Clara University and most recently completed a Masters in International Relations from Victoria University, New Zealand.

About Panasas

Panasas, Inc., the leader in high-performance scale-out NAS storage solutions, enables enterprise customers to rapidly solve complex computing problems, speed innovation and bring new products to market faster. All Panasas solutions leverage the patented PanFS™ storage operating system to deliver exceptional performance, scalability and manageability. Panasas systems are optimized for demanding storage environments in the energy, government, finance, manufacturing, bioscience and higher education industries. For more information, visit www.panasas.com.

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