Boulder, Colo. – 22 April 2014 – SolidFire has opened a new Asia-Pacific regional HQ in Singapore and expanded its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team. SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next generation data center.
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.