Coraid appointment to target EMEA growth


Coraid appointment to target EMEA growth

Alex Scroxton

Ethernet SAN specialist Coraid has appointed former Isilon Systems northern EMEA boss Peter Godden as its new senior director of EMEA in an attempt to replicate the recent tenfold growth it has seen in its US operation.

A 17-year storage industry veteran, Godden joined Isilon just prior to its $2.2bn acquisition by EMC at the tail-end of 2010, following stints at BakBone Software and LeftHand Networks.

Coraid's executive vice president of global sales Carl Wright said the firm had picked Godden both for his experience in marketing and channel sales, as well as an "ability to identify the right people to get the job done."

Added Godden: "Customers choosing Coraid's Ethernet SAN and scale-out architecture benefit from a combination [of] the simplicity of direct-attached storage with all performance and enterprise-class resilience of shared storage needed for virtualisation, big data and cloud."

"[This is] in contrast to the multiple costly tiers of storage sold by legacy Fibre Channel vendors," he said.

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