Today I am happy to announce that I’ve taken a position with Veeam to be their new Global Alliance Architect for NetApp. In this new role I will be focusing on continuing Veeam and NetApp’s already deep technology integrations and expanding them into new product categories and new cloud integrations and capabilities. I’ll be serving as the subject matter expert in NetApp technologies and be the primary interface to the technical resources from both Veeam and NetApp.
For the better part of the last ten years I have been working exclusively in “the channel” as we often refer to it. We often call ourselves consultants or value-added resellers and systems engineers. We partner with the major vendors, OEMs, and manufactures, to engineer best of breed and often cutting-edge data center solutions to meet very specific customer requirements. Throughout the years working with dozens of the industry’s most widely known and respected companies, we inevitably end up focusing in on certain technologies and vendors that just seem to be cut above the rest. Whether they be from a technological or usability advantage, or from an ease of doing business standpoint, a few companies always just stand out.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know there’s been no secret about my love for enterprise storage solution vendor NetApp. NetApp’s portfolio of enterprise storage and cloud solutions, in my opinion is the best in the industry, and from a pure technology standpoint, is the most robust and complete solution set available from one company.
Being the data center junkie that I am, I know the key strategic value of data protection, application recoverability, and business continuity. There has always been one company that leads in the space and integrates into NetApp’s portfolio better than anyone else in the industry: That company is Veeam Software. Having sold and implemented Veeam’s software packages for many of my strategic clients, through personal experience I can absolutely vouch that Veeam truly is “Availability for the Always On Enterprise” and it truly does “Just Work”.
I can’t stress how excited I am to be “marrying” my love of two great tech companies and getting to be able to have a hand in bringing incredible new joint solutions into this market space.
A a huge THANK YOU need to go out to my previous home, Presidio Networked Solutions. Without question the top digital next generation solution provider in the VAR space. I had the privilege of working with some of the most talented solution architects and technical sales people in the industry and encourage any of my readers to check them out if you’re looking for your next career move.
It’s onward to new challenges for me and I can’t wait to make a new home with the Veeam Dreeam Teeam!