Specialising in clustered storage systems for digital content, the company already has a small base of local reseller partners and the new team will sell its solutions exclusively through the channel.
Michael Burnie has been named country manager with Paul Rosham as technical director. Having previously worked as the first local managing director for both EMC and Network Appliance, Burnie is well positioned to expanding Isilon’s A/NZ presence.
Announcing the Asia Pacific expansion, Sujal Patel, CEO of Isilon Systems, said, “The digital age is transforming the way business is conducted across the globe, leading to continued demand for our unique clustered storage systems as enterprise businesses use Isilon IQ to maximize the value and opportunity of their rapidly expanding troves of digital content and unstructured data.
“By expanding into the Asia Pacific geography, we complete the initial phase of our worldwide expansion and prime our business for continued development and success. With our deeply experienced and talented APAC team, Isilon is well-positioned to begin delivering the breakthrough benefits of Isilon IQ clustered storage to the burgeoning Asia Pacific market.”
Isilon has more than 500 customers worldwide and locally looks after Rising Sun Pictures, Thomson neTVision and Video 8. Tom Pettigrew, vice-president and general manager for Isilon Asia Pacific said the vendor has already established strong reseller partnerships with ASI, Data Management Australia, Magna Systems, and Techtel.
Isilon officially moves to Australian shores
By Helen Frost on Oct 30, 2007 3:49PM
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