Cirtas Raises $22.5M, Names CEO

San Jose, CA-based Cirtas, which makes storage controllers that connect enterprise data centers to cloud-based storage services such as Amazon S3, said today that it has raised $22.5 million in Series B financing. New investors Shasta Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, which was joined by existing investors NEA, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Amazon. Shasta Ventures partner Ravi Mohan has joined Cirtas’s board. The company has raised $32.5 million all told. In a separate press release today, Cirtas announced the appointment of a new CEO: Gary Messiana, a former entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer who had leadership roles at Netli and Diligent Software.

Wade Roush is the producer and host of the podcast Soonish and a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @soonishpodcast

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