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Array Networks Appoints Vinod Pisharody as Chief Technology Officer

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Networking and security services architect with over two decades of
engineering and leadership experience takes the helm of Array's product
development team

Array
Networks, Inc.
, the network functions platform company, today
announced the appointment of Vinod Pisharody as Chief Technology Officer
(CTO), effective immediately. Vinod brings over 20 years of experience
to Array Networks. He will report directly to Michael Zhao, Array's
president and CEO, and will join Array's executive team. As CTO, Vinod
will be responsible for evolving Array's technology strategy and driving
product innovation.

"Vinod's experience and technical expertise make him the ideal choice to
lead Array Networks as we evolve towards new hyperconverged networking
and security solutions," said Michael Zhao, president and CEO of Array
Networks. "As data center services become increasingly software-centric,
Vinod and his team will play a vital role in making our Network
Functions Platforms the de facto standard for deploying networking and
security virtual appliances. I'm delighted to welcome Vinod on board and
look forward to his contributions to Array's continued growth."

Pisharody joins Array from F5 Networks, where he served as Architect for
the company's SSL Orchestrator, SSL VPN, Secure Web Gateway and Web
Access Management product lines. His career in technology also includes
roles as product development manager and principal software engineer at
F5 Networks, principal software architect at Array Networks and senior
software engineer at Tata Infotech. As CTO, Vinod assumes responsibility
for planning and execution of Array's technology roadmap and leadership
of the Array Networks product engineering team.

"Joining Array Networks is an opportunity to pioneer a new breed of data
center platform, one designed around the unique requirements of
networking and security virtual appliances," said Pisharody. "I look
forward to applying my experience in application and security services
to this next frontier in virtualization, and I'm excited to introduce
new solutions that allow customers to become software-centric in a more
simple, scalable and cost-efficient manner."

Pisharody is based out of Array Networks' corporate headquarters in
Milpitas, CA. He holds a B.E. in Computer Science from the University of
Mumbai.

About Array Networks

Array Networks, the network functions platform company, solves
performance and complexity challenges for businesses moving toward
virtualized networking, security and application delivery. Headquartered
in Silicon Valley, Array addresses the growing market demand for Network
Functions Virtualization (NFV), cloud computing, and software-centric
networking. Proven at more than 5,000 worldwide customer deployments,
Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers
and partners for pioneering next-generation technology that delivers
agility at scale. To learn more, visit: www.arraynetworks.com.

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