DataCore Software Corporation announced the appointment of Bjarne Poulsen to the position of sales director for UK/Ireland/Nordics and Middle East, as it becomes designated a key growth region for the company.
With more than 26 years experience in the storage industry, he served for 15 years in Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) in various positions including MD/VP for the UK/Nordics Region. He also held the position as VP of marketing for HDS in EMEA. After HDS, he was senior sales director for EMEA in Brocade Communications and GM EMEA for three storage start-ups, Nishan Systems, Scale Computing and Storsimple. He began his career at IBM.
"It's an exciting challenge that I am looking forward to embracing," Bjarne commented. "We already have more than 500 customers in the region and with the growing wave of virtualisation adoption, more and more customers are now looking to DataCore's Storage Hypervisor, SANsymphony V 9.0 to accelerate the performance of their tier 1 applications and provide continuous business availability and optimal storage resource utilisation at a cost effective price."
Bjarne's appointment is effective immediately.