Suresh Vasudevan Board’s Director, Datos IO
Former Nimble CEO
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.06.22
Datos IO, Inc. announced that Suresh Vasudevan, the former CEO and president of Nimble Storage has joined the company’s board of directors.
He has a track record at some storage and data management companies and will play a role in helping the company scale to meet the demand for its cloud backup and recovery solutions.
He will work closely with Tarun Thakur, CEO and co-founder, Datos IO, and the rest of the board to scale and position the company for rapid growth.
“Suresh is an industry giant and his decision to join the Datos IO board of directors is an enormous validation of our market opportunity, our significant traction with Fortune 500 customers and our vision to pioneer cloud data management with a ground-breaking elastic data management control plane that allows organizations to directly backup data to the cloud,” said Tarun Thakur, CEO and co-founder, Datos IO. “Suresh’s rich experience in leading product strategy and operations in over a decade at NetApp and building Nimble Storage from an early stage start-up to a market-defining company with a successful IPO is exactly what we need to help guide us through the next phase of our company evolution and growth.”
Vasudevan’s decision to join the Datos IO board extends the company’s momentum.
Recent highlights include:
• Gartner listed Datos IO in the newly defined Cloud backup category in the 2016 Hype Cycle of Storage Technologies. The report states: “Backup of data generated natively in public clouds is an emerging requirement as more and more organizations realize that cloud providers are not responsible for data loss, even when data is generated in the cloud.”
• Datos IO continues to experience customer adoption of its product RecoverX for next-generation cloud backup and recovery. 70% of its customers use RecoverX natively on public cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Approximately 50% of the company’s customers are Fortune 500 organizations who use RecoverX for next-generation cloud backup and recovery of modern databases and customer-centric applications. Datos IO customers include eBay, Barracuda Networks, Maxwell Health, Ayla Networks and Cisco.
• The firm introduced the next-generation RecoverX 2.0, with support for backup and recovery for big data file systems with Apache HDFS, cloud-native application-centric data protection for relational databases with SQL Server, and platform capabilities including scale and elasticity, enterprise policy management and operational metrics.
• NetApp and Cisco have become strategic investors in Datos IO, reinforcing the company’s industry-defining approach to cloud data management and accelerating the routes to enterprise market and buyers.
“The cloud is causing enormous disruption in the data management market. Datos IO is well positioned to capitalize on a massive market opportunity, with a seminal data management architecture built for enterprise-wide data sources, while uniquely targeting scale-out next-generation databases as a market entry strategy,” said Vasudevan. “It is now painfully obvious to enterprises that data management and data protection need to transition from a hardware appliance era to a completely new software-based approach. I am excited to work with Tarun and the board to help Datos IO capitalize on the strategic opportunity that this market shift presents, and scale to meet the rapidly growing demand for their solutions.”
Vasudevan has been the president and CEO of Nimble Storage, Inc. since March 2011 until its acquisition by HPE in May 2017. During his tenure, he led Nimble from a start-up through an IPO to a provider of next generation flash storage systems and a pioneer in leveraging predictive analytics for infrastructure management, with more than $500 million in annualized revenues and over 10,000 customers. Prior to Nimble Storage, he was CEO of Omneon (acquired by Harmonic Inc.), and previously served as a member of the executive team at NetApp, overseeing all product operations. During a decade-long career at NetApp, he led the company’s product strategy and product development and was a key architect of the steady expansion of NetApp’s product portfolio into new markets. Before joining NetApp, he served at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chicago as a senior engagement manager.
He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, with honors, from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Calcutta, India.
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