BOULDER, Colo., April 22, 2014
SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced international expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with a new regional HQ in Singapore and the growth of its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team to support a growing number of international customers whose computing needs demand the most agile and predictable storage structure possible. SolidFire’s global expansion follows a year of major company growth, including strategic partnerships with VMware, OpenStack and Citrix, along with customer wins that continue to demonstrate broad adoption and application of its all-flash arrays.
Asia-Pacific expansion will be driven out of SolidFire’s regional office in Singapore, led by Kris Day, Managing Director for Asia-Pacific. Kris joins SolidFire with more than 10 years of experience in the storage industry both in the U.K. and Asia-Pacific. SolidFire also recently welcomed 18-year storage partner and alliance veteran Ian Cooper to the team. Based in the U.K., Ian serves as the EMEA Director of Partnerships and Channel, focusing on expanding SolidFire’s presence across the EMEA region. In addition to international sales leadership, the company also continues to vigorously expand system engineering and technical support teams across all regions.
“Singapore’s robust infrastructure and strong connectivity to the rest of the region makes it the optimal city to headquarter SolidFire’s Asia-Pacific operation,” said SolidFire’s VP of International, Tim Pitcher. “Through policies that welcome global business, Singapore has built a strong ecosystem of innovation that will be beneficial for SolidFire to join. Our expansion into Asia and our growing European presence allows us to quickly respond to growing product demand in these regions.”
“Strong customer response, along with growing enterprise demand for predictable, high-performance cloud storage infrastructure has accelerated our ability to expand our presence globally,” stated Dave Wright, SolidFire Founder and CEO. “Each of these large-scale enterprises is at a transition point. They are all defining their Next Generation Data Center and are benchmarking themselves against the operational and economic efficiencies of large-scale public clouds. SolidFire’s all-flash array is at the heart of this transformation. We grew our teams close to 80% in 2013 and expect that growth to continue throughout 2014 as enterprise IT continues to evolve. We have a call out to the best in the storage industry to join our team this year.”
With the recent release of Element OS Version 6, SolidFire has added key functionality and protocol support that enables a broader set of enterprise customers to take advantage of SolidFire’s agile, scalable and predictable storage infrastructure. New support for Fibre Channel, Real-Time Replication, Mixed Node Clusters, and Integrated Backup and Restore enables SolidFire to deliver the most complete enterprise feature set of any all-flash array currently on the market.
Increasing pressure on enterprise IT to deliver fast and reliable services while keeping costs low has been felt globally. Worldwide, enterprises are evolving their data center infrastructure and functionality with SolidFire’s guaranteed all-flash array technology. With multi-site deployments in the U.S., Europe and Asia, SolidFire continues to secure its place in the global marketplace and is creating a strong foundation for expansion.
For more information on SolidFire’s all-flash storage systems, partners and customers, visit www.solidfire.com.