20 Odd Tech Startup Names And The Real Stories Behind Them


PernixData

CEO: Poojan Kumar

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Flash storage startup PernixData, co-founded by former VMware veterans Poojan Kumar and Satyam Vaghani, came out of stealth mode in February.

The idea behind choosing "Pernix" -- which comes from Latin and means "agile, nimble, brisk, quick" -- was to show that PernixData was about to do something big in storage, in contrast to larger, slower moving storage vendors.

Mark Leslie, who founded Veritas Software in 2004 and is one of PernixData's investors, suggested that PernixData choose a Latin name, a company spokesperson told CRN.