Storage Industry Veteran to Ramp Up Sales and Systems Engineering Organizations, Accelerate Adoption of Cloudian HyperStore® Products Around the World
Foster City, Calif., Sept 25, 2014—Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has appointed Jon Ash vice president of worldwide sales. Ash will manage Cloudian’s direct and channel sales teams, as well as its systems engineering organization, to continue the rapid growth already taking place across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
A storage industry veteran, Ash most recently was vice president of sales at storage software vendor Nexenta. Prior to that he held senior sales leadership positions at Storwize, MaXXan, nStor and Unisys. Ash is a graduate of the University of Warwick in London. He will be based in Cloudian’s Foster City headquarters.
“We are seeing tremendous adoption of Cloudian HyperStore software and appliances by enterprise customers. Jon clearly knows how to scale global sales organizations to help customers succeed,” said Michael Tso, Cloudian co-founder and CEO.
“The growth opportunity for Cloudian is immediate and huge. I am excited to help make us the world’s premier hybrid cloud storage solutions provider,” said Jon Ash, vice president of sales at Cloudian. “With an unbeatable value proposition, battle hardened software platform, compelling appliances and an expanded sales team, Cloudian will introduce enterprises to entirely new levels of scalability, flexibility and business value from their storage infrastructure.”
Earlier this month, Cloudian introduced Cloudian HyperStore 5.0 software and Cloudian HyperStore appliances, the company’s first storage appliance offering. In July, the company announced a Series C funding round of $24 million.
Cloudian is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage. Cloudian HyperStore® is an S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable hybrid cloud storage solutions. Cloudian actively partners with leading cloud computing environments and the vast ecosystem of S3 compatible tools and applications. Cloudian’s customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, Nifty, and LunaCloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan.
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