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Vice Admiral David H. Buss Board’s Advisor, OpenDrives

To grow revenue in government, military and security markets

Buss OpendrivesOpenDrives, LLC appointed retired Vice Admiral David H. Buss to the board of advisors joining the company to help the company’s growth initiatives and revenue generation in the government, military and security markets.



OpenDrives provides performance-built NAS data storage solutions for media and entertainment, corporate video, healthcare imaging and surveillance industries.

Founded in 2011, OpenDrives is changing the data storage technology space with its performance-driven systems that feature a proprietary algorithm-based operating system providing speed, scalability and resilience for high resolution video and imaging workflows.

With the number of surveillance cameras having increased over 1,300% (or 13x) in the past 10 years and the rise of 4k video and resultant larger file sizes, the need to manage this exploding amount of video and image data has grown exponentially in the government, military, police and other security-related spaces.

Buss is a decorated Navy veteran and career naval flight officer who retired in 2015 as the US Navy Commander of Naval Air Forces, aka the ‘Air Boss’, after nearly 40 years of service. His career included commanding Task Force 20 where he was responsible for training and certifying all Atlantic Fleet naval forces for overseas deployment, serving in multiple jet squadrons and staff assignments, and commanding at every level of the Navy from commander to vice admiral.

We are delighted to welcome David Buss to the team at OpenDrives,” said Chad Knowles, CEO, OpenDrives. “As the demand for reliable, secure data storage in the government, police and military market grows, David will drive these opportunities for the business. At OpenDrives, we are establishing ourselves as the leader in smart, purpose-built networked attached storage. It makes perfect sense to take our transformative solutions to these government markets, where large-scale video files and the need to manage them intelligently and securely are becoming increasingly common.”