ionir Ltd. expanded availability of its Kubernetes native storage platform, and additions to its executive team.
By eliminating complexity in Kubernetes data and storage management, it empowers customers to achieve their Kubernetes Everywhere vision, speed digital transformation, and lower IT costs.
The company is now hiring sales, support, and development resources as it expands go-to-market operations globally.
The company has added two senior-level appointments:
- Mike Wall will serve as executive COB and strategic advisor, acting as an ambassador for the company and helping secure strategic partnerships. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of Amplidata, an object storage software company, and led its sale to Western Digital. He has a long history in the storage and cloud tech space, including executive positions with Atempo, DICOM Grid, and Intel’s Storage Group, where he led the industry’s transition to storage systems designed with commodity microprocessors and chipsets.
- Kirby Wadsworth will serve as CMO. He brings more than 2 decades of marketing leadership in both publicly traded large enterprises and emerging start-ups. As a founder and early venture executive with several successful exits, he helped pioneer the cloud storage, CDP, and file virtualization industries. Prior to ionir, he served as CMO at Illusive, Bayshore, Mendix, and Limelight and as VP of global marketing at F5 Networks.
The 2 join as the company is positioned to address key pain points in the rollout of Kubernetes into the enterprise space; the complexity of managing Kubernetes storage, the difficulty moving data between clusters and clouds, and the obstacles to meeting granular data RPOs.
Based on a simple innovating concept, ionir gives data the same agility that Kubernetes offers applications. Just as the Internet was empowered by the Uniform Resource Locator (URL), which allowed network information to be retrieved by name, it accesses Kubernetes data by name rather than location. Now data can be moved ins to/from any cluster in the world, or instantly accessed as it existed at any previous point in time in the past. With ionir, the complexity and expense of Kubernetes data and storage management evaporates.
Jacob Cherian, CEO, said: “When enterprises move to Kubernetes, they enjoy lower TCO, faster digital transformation, and increased competitiveness. Data gravity has long been an issue in achieving the promise of Kubernetes Everywhere, but ionir’s unique approach eliminates this complexity, making data as agile as applications. We’re excited about the market’s reaction to ionir, and look forward to introducing our platform to a wider audience as we expand further into the market.”
Wall said: “Kubernetes adoption is accelerating, but traditional approaches to moving data are expensive, time consuming, and complex. ionir is disrupting the Kubernetes and cloud storage market by helping organizations achieve seamless mobility for their applications and data. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team and offer my expertise to help guide the future of Kubernetes native enterprise storage over the coming years.“