Datacentre solutions provider, Veeam, has appointed Chris Russell as regional enterprise manager for Australia and New Zealand.
Russell will be in charge of growing Veeam’s presence in mid-market and enterprise organisations and, leading its team team of territory and enterprise account managers.
Russell had previously held sales and management positions at Symantec. Prior to this, he was at Premier Global Services where he worked on building new business across the enterprise and SMB sectors.
Veeam vice president for A/NZ, Don Williams, said the mid-market and enterprise sectors were a huge growth opportunity for the company.
“Chris’ extensive experience both in representing a brand providing disruptive technology in these market segments along with his knowledge of Cloud technologies, meant he was a natural choice for the position. We welcome Chris to Veeam and are confident he will build our A/NZ market presence,” he said.
Russell commented that businesses are facing new demands from customers, in terms of data needs.
“Data is growing exponentially and customers expect and demand access to their data and applications 24/7, with zero patience for downtime or data loss. This is the era of the always-on business,” he said.
“The pressure to deliver the requirements of being an always-on business will drive IT leaders to re-think their availability models. Network agility and reliability will come under the spotlight as cloud adoption continues to gather momentum, but availability will become a strategic concern to business leaders.
“I believe that Veeam is at the forefront of helping businesses address availability issues and I am excited to be part of a company that is delivering true business value and look forward to successful years ahead with Veeam.”