Will Help Company Lead the Groundswell For Open Hybrid IT
FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Feb. 24, 2014—Cloudian, a leading cloud storage company, today announced that storage industry expert Paul Turner has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Turner will help lead Cloudian, which recently received funding from Intel Capital, into its next phase of international growth as a pioneer in the emerging space of open hybrid IT.
A storage industry expert, Turner previously led the Product Strategy Office at NetApp, where he guided their investments into FlashRay, Iongrid and CacheIQ. Prior to that role, he was the General Manager of the OnCommand Insight Business (which included Onaro and Akorri). Under his leadership this enterprise software business grew to more than $60M and was recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Storage Resource Management market. Turner has more than 23 years of development and management leadership, including 15 years at Oracle where he led Oracle’s Technology Alliances Division and their Support Engineering Team. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and is based out of Cloudian’s Foster City, Calif. headquarters.
“Cloudian is poised to help reshape IT as we know it, alleviating the struggles that IT organizations face today and bringing them a scalable, effective and affordable way to manage the data explosion,” said Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer, Cloudian. “I look forward to making open hybrid IT a reality through the power of Cloudian’s products, customers and partnerships in 2014.”
“Paul has a long track record of transforming markets, which is exactly what Cloudian is planning to do,” said Michael Tso, co-founder and CEO, Cloudian. “With Paul’s strategic prowess and industry connections, this will surely be Cloudian’s breakout year, marking a new age of truly agile IT.”
Cloudian is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage. Cloudian® 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 is actively partnering with leading cloud computing environments including Amazon Web Services, Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack, OpenStack 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. For more information or to try Cloudian today, please visit www.cloudian.com.
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