Permabit Announces Michael Fortson as Vice President of Engineering

Fortson Promoted to VP of Engineering to Lead Development and Delivery of Albireo High Performance Data Optimization Technology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – November 1, 2011— Permabit Technology Corporation, the leader in the development and delivery of Data Optimized Storage, today announced that Michael Fortson has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering. Previously the Director of Engineering and Chief Architect at the company, Michael is responsible for Permabit’s engineering, quality assurance, product support, and IT teams. He also works with OEM engineering teams to ensure successful adoption of Permabit’s Albireo deduplication technologies.

Michael Fortson brings over 10 years of software design and development experience in the data storage industry to his new role. He has previously led the development of Permabit’s scale-out storage technology, Enterprise Archive, and drove engineering for Albireo from early prototype to production. During his tenure, Permabit has been awarded 26 patents in deduplication technologies and other core areas.

Fortson holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University where he was a research programmer at the Digital Mapping Laboratory, working on applications of computer vision to automated cartography. Prior to joining Permabit, Fortson was Director of Software Engineering at OVEN Digital. Supporting Quotes:

“Michael has been instrumental in leading the organization responsible for the development and delivery of Albireo and Albireo VDO to our OEM partners. He will continue to evolve our technology to maintain Permabit’s leadership in data efficiency, with a mission to deliver products that massively improve the performance and efficiency of data creation, transmission and storage.”
~ Jered Floyd, Chief Technology Officer, Permabit

About Permabit

Permabit is the leader in the development and delivery of Data Optimized Storage. It delivers Albireo; the only embedded high performance OEM data optimization software, as well as integrated solutions in the Permabit Enterprise Archive and Cloud Storage offerings. Permabit’s Albireo High Performance Data Optimization Software enables OEMs to leverage their R&D investments, increase margin and accelerate time to market for next–generation unified storage platforms. Permabit was founded in 2000 by a technical and business team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information, visit:

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