Verge.io appointed Mike Wall as chairman of its board of directors due to growth in market opportunity for its virtualization software that provides a common platform from the edge to the public cloud and all points in between.
He is a seasoned executive with a history of leading the introduction of disruptive technologies and leadership in both the C-suite and boardroom. He was chairman and CEO of Amplidata, an object storage software company, and led its sale to Western Digital in March 2015. Prior that, he was CEO and member of the board of storage innovator Atempo (acquired by Allen Systems Group) and before that, CEO and member of the board of the cloud SaaS medical imaging platform DICOM Grid.
He was GM of Intel‘s storage group, where he led the industry’s transition to storage systems designed with commodity microprocessors and chipsets. Under his leadership, revenue grew from zero to a $500 million annual run rate. Before taking that role, he led the financial turnaround of Intel’s supercomputer systems business and grew revenue to more than $100 million. He is currently on the boards of Axellio and Mach Networks.
“Mike has extensive board experience from mature technologies to venture-backed companies, from global leaders to disruptors, and contributes much-appreciated market wisdom,” said Verge.io CEO Yan Ness. “The shifts in our category resulting from recent acquisitions are creating enormous opportunities and Mike’s strategic sense can help us capitalize on them.”
“I am honored to be part of the effort to help organizations find simpler, more efficient and less costly ways to deploy their infrastructure,” said Wall. “The IT industry has changed dramatically in the past few years, as organizations rely more on cloud platforms, and high-level IT talent is growing scarce. Verge.io addresses these trends and more.“
Verge-OS software delivers virtualized data centers with more compelling economics and efficiencies than competing platforms. It abstracts compute, network, and storage from commodity servers and creates pools of raw resources that are simple to run and manage by an IT generalist. A single license replaces disparate hypervisor, network, storage, data protection, and management tools to simplify technology stacks. Secure virtual data centers based on Verge-OS include all enterprise data services like global de-dupe, DR, CDP, snapshots, long-distance synch, and auto-failover.