Cloudian, Inc. has added to its staff.
The company has announced that industry executive Gregory Bryant has joined Cloudian's Board of Directors as a non-executive director. Bryant brings over twenty years of experience to this role.
"Cloudian is in the process of redefining enterprise storage," Bryant said. "I am pleased to be joining Cloudian's board at a pivotal time, not only in terms of the company's growth, but also in the transformation of the entire storage industry."
"We are thrilled to have a leader of Gregory's caliber joining our board," said Michael Tso, founder and CEO, Cloudian. "He has a unique combination of technical expertise and global business insight that will bring tremendous value to our team. We look forward to working with Gregory as we simplify and strengthen storage for enterprises around the globe."
Bryant currently serves as vice president and general manager, Intel Asia-Pacific and Japan. Previously, Bryant directed Intel's sales activities for a large global account while based in Beijing, China. Bryant was also Vice President in the Digital Enterprise Products Group and led the inception, product development and ramp of Intel vPro® Technology globally. Bryant began his career as an engineer and held key positions in Intel's Information Technology Group.
Storage Expert Joins Cloudian
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.
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, CA 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 Turner. "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."