Monday, October 23, 2017

Cisco director leaves to become key alliances head for Commvault

Provider seeks to strengthen its footprint across EMEA where the storage and data markets are growing at an exponential rate.

Data protection and information management company Commvault has appointed Ed Baker as director of alliances for Europe, Middle East and Africa to driver forward relationships in the region.

Baker’s experience includes roles at IBM and Brocade. In 2003 he joined Cisco as a sales leader for data centres in emerging markets.

He left Cisco in November 2016 as director for data centre incubation sales EMEAR. While at Cisco, he was responsible for building sales and technical teams across the region.

At Commvault, Baker will be responsible for developing new and strengthening current partner alliances.

Bruce Park, Vice President of EMEA for Channels and Alliances at Commvault, said: “We consistently strives to provide the best solution for its customers by continuously improving the Commvault Data Platform.

“With Ed’s proven experience building teams and forging alliances with some of the biggest players in the industry, we will be able to offer even more data management solutions and tools that Commvault users need today and as they look forward.

“This will allow our customers to manage and ensure the compliance of their ever growing amount of business critical data while delivering tangible competitive differential and ensuring  confidence to embrace the new opportunities of cloud and solution-as-a-service offerings.”

Baker said: “I’m excited to have this opportunity to work with Commvault and develop partner alliances with some of the most innovative technology companies in the world. This role provides an opportunity for me to add real value for our customers by simplifying the way Commvault’s offerings can be integrated into wider, partner delivered, service offerings.

“Commvault has a data platform that can fix real problems for businesses and help organisations make their journey to the cloud.

“Commvault’s disaster recovery and data protection offering is incredibly strong, but when combined with Commvault’s simple and efficient cloud migration capabilities, customers have a data platform of the future at their fingertips.”