Datacore appoints new senior staff in software-defined storage push

Datacore appoints new senior staff in software-defined storage push

Ian Heath has been appointed regional sales director for A/NZ.

Software-defined storage vendor, DataCore Software, has two new senior staff to their Australian and New Zealand operations.

Ian Heath has been appointed as the company’s Regional Sales Director for A/NZ.

Heath joins DataCore with 25 years of IT industry experience, including roles at EMC Global and Computacenter.

Most recently, Heath was EMC’s A/NZ alliances director, driving a multi-level engagement strategy for Telstra's IT transformation, valued in excess of $130 million.

Heath said there was growing demand within A/NZ market for software-defined storage and the time was right for DataCore to breakthrough and seize the opportunity.

“I am looking forward to bolstering customer relationships and resources to deliver valuable outcomes to both our customers and company,” he said.

DataCore has also appointed Orla Hanby as Marketing Manager APAC, to lead the region’s marketing and demand generation programs for DataCore’s ANZ partner network.

Hanby, formerly marketing director at Media Corp International, has welcomed the new opportunity.

“DataCore this year launched its 10th generation SANsymphony-V software and new virtual SAN solutions, which have driven a 50 percent increase in sales growth over last year," she said.

"I am optimistic that we can sustain these efforts and capitalise on increased momentum in the sector through innovative marketing approaches."

The announcement follows news that the company will extend its distribution network in the region and open a new office in Sydney.

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