Ex-Cisco, Oracle exec David Barker launches Sydney-based reseller Citrus Solutions

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Ex-Cisco, Oracle exec David Barker launches Sydney-based reseller Citrus Solutions

Former Cisco and Oracle exec David Barker has launched Citrus Solutions, a hybrid IT, security and digital collaboration startup based in Sydney.

Citrus specialises in hybrid cloud, application security, compliance and vulnerability management and cloud and on-premises collaboration solutions.

Barker leads the business as managing director, while fellow Cisco veteran Dan Barker heads its business development team. Nalaka Karunaratne, Kiran Vuppalapati and Abu Hadee, who also run Sydney-based Xtreme Networks, joined the Citrus as solutions consultants.

“Citrus Solutions is in the business of collaborating with our clients to develop IT infrastructure solutions that are aligned to their goals and enable them to adapt in this ever-evolving IT industry,” Barker said.

“We take the hassle out of developing security solutions that are digital resilient and deliver collaborative environments for teams to thrive.”

Citrus has so far signed partnerships with Cisco, network modeling and risk scoring platform RedSeal, UC vendor RingCentral and security vendor Tenable.

Other partners include CheckPoint Software, vArmour, OneLogin, Atea Systems, Macquarie Telecom, NICE inContact and Bitglass.

Barker worked at Cisco Systems for 16 years in various sales and technical roles in Australia and Singapore, before departing to lead Oracle ANZ’s Systems group as vice president. From 2014 to 2015, he was managing director of the ANZ operations of VCE, a joint venture between Cisco, EMC and VMWare.

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