Scality, a leader in distributed file and object storage, has announced the appointment of Peter Brennan as chief revenue officer (CRO). Brennan, a former executive at VMware and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), will lead Scality's sales and marketing efforts to maximize revenue and expand growth activities worldwide. The CRO position was created to capture increasing market share in the growing file and object storage space with an emphasis on partners and the channel.
The rise in ransomware attacks and unstructured data growth are pushing more IT buyers to seek modern file and object storage solutions. Scality's appointment of Brennan reflects its mission to reach more of these IT buyers faster. "Peter and I share an unfaltering belief that serving the channel serves the customer and, ultimately, maximizes your success," said Jerome Lecat, Scality CEO. "Scality's growth is strong and steady, and we are primed to meet the new business realities - realities that are unequivocally calling for object storage."
Brennan brings over 20 years of data storage leadership to Scality. At HPE, Brennan transitioned a multi-billion dollar business from a pure-play infrastructure sale into an as-a-service model. Prior to this, he led a worldwide specialist sales organization for VMware, growing the business to over 20k customers and becoming the second-fastest billion-dollar run rate solution in the company's history. Brennan has also held channel and sales leadership positions at HPE, LeftHand Networks, Opsware, CommVault, and EMC.
Brennan is excited about joining Scality, saying, "Scality's technology has the enterprise-scale capabilities that stand above a crowded object storage market space. I've seen what goes on behind the scenes, and loyal customers trust Scality for guidance. In addition, our affordable mid-market ARTESCA solution has increased revenue opportunities for partners - bringing enterprise-class features within the reach of more customers. It's a perfect mix for expansion, and I look forward to extending our partner-first approach to achieve Scality's growth objectives."
Scality's cloud-like experience in the data center replaces traditional block solutions to handle modern capacity and security requirements. With the increased threat of ransomware, the data immutability capabilities inherent to object storage provide an added layer of security. IT is empowered to build robust data protection architectures that are fast, flexible, and easy to deploy. Rob Schaeffer, President, and COO of CBT, an award-winning system integrator, comments, "Object storage's value in ransomware protection is undeniable, and multiple IT organizations have shown it enables the agility and cost-control that are fundamental to what clients need today."
Scality's file and object storage software protects data on-premises and in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. With RING and ARTESCA, Scality's approach to managing data across the enterprise accelerates business insight for sound decision-making and maximum return on investment. Scality aims to help IT leaders and application developers build sustainable, adaptable solutions in a data-driven economy.