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Henri Richard Advisors’ Board, Robin.io

Already at board of Pliops, Data Dynamics and Excelero

Plio:s RichardRobin.io announced the addition of Henri Richard to the company’s board of advisors.



The company provides cloud-native capabilities that help with automating deployment, scaling and lifecycle management of enterprise and 5G applications on Kubernetes.

Richard is former EVP of NetApp‘s WW field and customer operations and played an instrumental role in firm’s turnaround. Before that he was SVP of WW sales and support at SanDisk. During his 40-year global sales career, he held executive level sales positions spanning hardware, software and services at numerous IT companies such as AMD, IBM, Seagate and Conner Peripherals.

He is now applying his knowledge and experience as a CEO advisor, board member, advisory board member and public speaker. He recently joined Gartner as an executive partner in its Global CSO practice.

Stateful applications need a cloud-native storage solution, and that’s what Robin CNS delivers. However, clearly communicating this need to enterprises can be a challenge. We’re looking forward to Henri’s depth of enterprise storage experience on the Robin.io advisory board, as we accelerate our sales, marketing and partnership efforts to the enterprise around Robin Cloud Native Storage,” said Partha Seetala, founder, CEO and CTO.

Robin.io recently announced enhancements to its Cloud Native Storage for Kubernetes and the availability of its Express, a full-featured, free-for-life edition.

Robin Cloud Native Storage is a purpose-built, container-native storage solution that brings advanced data management capabilities to Kubernetes. It is a CSI-compliant block storage solution with bare-metal performance that seamlessly integrates with Kubernetes-native administrative tooling such as Kubectl, Helm Charts, and Operators through standard APIs.

Since July, firm’s Cloud Native Storage has added multi-cloud portability for complex stateful applications, launched on RedHat OpenShift Marketplace, was named IDC Innovator for containerized storage, and was recognized in the GigaOm Radar for Kubernetes storage as a leader and outperformer.

Read also:
Henri Richard, Board’s Advisory, Pliops
Held various senior management positions with storage companies during 40 years.
September 18, 2020 | Press Release
Henri Richard Board’s Director, Data Dynamics
Storage veteran worked at NetApp, SanDisk, AMD, IBM and Seagate.
August 28, 2020 | Press Release
Henri Richard Board’s Advisor, Excelero
Was EVP WW Field and customer operations at NetApp during 4 years, after stints at SanDisk, AMD, IBM, Seagate and Conner.
July 15, 2020 | Press Release
Henri Richard EVP for WW Customer and Field Operations, Left NetApp
Retiring after 3.5 years in company
by Jean Jacques Maleval | November 14, 2019 | News
Henri Richard EVP WW Field and Customer Ops, NetApp
Formerly at SanDisk, Seagate and IBM, succeeding Rob Salmon
April 5, 2016 | Press Release
Henri Richard SVP WW OEM and Enterprise Sales, SanDisk
Former executive at AMD, IBM HDD and Seagate
April 10, 2013 | Press Release

Our Comments

Passionate of cars, Richard is also co-founder in 2018 of Carvault RRS LLC, a storage and care service for exotic car owners in the Bay Area.

He was also board's member of Ultratech from 2006 to 2017.

Originated from France, he began his long career in 1988 as director of marketing at Metrologie.