Software Composable Infrastructure Provider DriveScale Announces Launch of First European Office and Appoints New EMEA Executive

August 26, 2018
Software Composable Infrastructure Provider DriveScale Announces Launch of First European Office and Appoints New EMEA Executive
Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) provider DriveScale, Inc. (DriveScale) has announced the launch of its first European office. Established in 2013 and the “leader in Software Composable Infrastructure for modern workloads”, DriveScale has global headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, United States. SCI is a technology that “disaggregates compute and storage resources into separate pools” that users can combine to establish “optimally sized servers and clusters” based on their workload needs, whether they be social, mobile, analytics, IoT applications or ‘Big Data’. While giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon created distributed computing architectures to address their own demanding workloads, smaller organizations face similar challenges that ‘traditional’ infrastructure vendors and public cloud providers might not be able to address.

DriveScale’s SCI solutions provide the “agility and elasticity of the public cloud” and the large-scale processing requirements businesses require to address the complexities of modern workloads. Its “innovative data center solution” responds to rapidly changing application environments, supporting Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, NoSQL, Cassandra, Docker, Kubernetes and other distributed applications “at a fraction of the cost of alternative platforms”. To lead DriveScale’s growth in the EMEA region the company has engaged Henk Jan Spanjaard as Vice President and General Manager of EMEA.

Mr. Spanjaard is an industry veteran with two decades of networking, data storage, security and encryption experience. His knowledge of the EMEA market makes him ideal to coordinate DriveScale’s regional presence. His previous roles have included Regional Director for Southern Europe at hybrid cloud data services company NetApp, and Managing Director of EMEA at security market company Decru (after it was acquired by NetApp). He was also Vice President of EMEA for Mu Dynamics and also led computer networking company Imperva’s EMEA operations. Before joining DriveScale he held the EMEA Vice President at application security and networking solutions company A10 Networks.

“We are seeing high demand from Europe and are excited to be opening our first European office,” explained DriveScale’s CEO Gene Banman. “Henk Janis is a strong addition to our growing team. His proven track record leading sales and operations of high tech companies will help us build market awareness and scale across EMEA regions. Henk Jan's deep knowledge of technologies in data storage, security and networking will help to strategically drive adoption of Composable Infrastructure and the DriveScale platform," he added.

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