Likewise to Grow Seattle-Area Workforce

Rapid expansion follows recent asset sale

Bellevue, Washington, UNITED STATES

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Likewise, a software platform provider for identity, security and storage, announced today it will be substantially growing its Seattle-area workforce by more than 25 percent - primarily adding software engineers as well as sales and marketing professionals. 

The company is especially looking for software engineers with specific experience in advanced storage protocols, file systems and "big data."

"Storage software is an explosively-growing market segment due to virtualization, cloud computing and strong proliferation of unstructured data in the enterprise," said Barry Crist, CEO, Likewise. "We are witnessing big shifts in the landscape of storage providers, which have created strong market opportunities for Likewise. We need to continue to grow our team accordingly."

Likewise offers a consistent security model for file-based access and cross-platform, integrated storage across physical, virtual and cloud environments. The software provides both access to and control of a company’s intellectual assets, from Windows, Unix and Linux systems, with integrated identity and access management.

The company's OEM products, Likewise Storage Services and the Likewise Identity Service, provide consistent and secure access to data with cross-platform support on Linux of the SMB/CIFS and NFS protocols, for simple-to-manage, low-cost, NAS-enabled storage. In addition, the company will bring to market an end-user product for the enterprise, built on the Likewise Storage Services platform.

Likewise is an open source company that provides a software platform for identity, security and storage, which improves security and reduces operational costs without sacrificing scalability or performance of storage devices in mixed network environments. Likewise Storage Services combines vital open source components, including CIFS/SMB support, with the company's own proprietary technology.

About Likewise

Likewise makes an integrated software platform for identity, security and storage used by market-leading storage vendors including HP and EMC. Likewise enables organizations to provide both access to and control of their data across mixed network environments. More information is available at the company's website,

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