Datrium Hires Former Nutanix Exec to Expand Global Partner Program
Datrium, a startup that provides open converged infrastructure for private clouds, has hired Andre Leibovici as field CTO and vice president of solutions and alliances.
Leibovici joins Datrium from Nutanix, where he served as senior director for alliances engineering and vertical alliances. He is an expert in virtualization, mobility and end-user computing.
“We are excited to welcome one of the industry’s most revered and sought-after professionals to the Datrium family,” Brian Biles, CEO and co-founder of Datrium, said in a statement.
VDI Expert and Blogger
Leibovici brings more than 25 years of experience to the role. He’s spent the last decade helping companies realize the performance and cost benefits of virtualization and end-user computing while working for VMware and EMC, according to Datrium.
Leibovici is also a well-known virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) blogger. His blog, myvirtualcloud.net, is something of an industry staple with millions of views and thousands of monthly readers. It is consistently voted as one of the top 15 virtualization blogs in the world.
“It is not often that an opportunity to join a cutting-edge technology company appears to us in a lifetime and I have done it twice now – I consider myself very lucky,” Leibovici wrote in a blog post Monday. “Atrium is growing faster than most data center infrastructure companies at the same stage, and merely one year after the product launch they already have 100-plus deployments in production.”
Biles went on to say that Leibovici’s track record will be a valuable resource as Datrium works to converge primary application and data management workloads, make open convergence mainstream, navigate growth opportunities, and exceed market demand for private cloud infrastructure.
Sunnyvale, California-based Datrium says it’s looking to disrupt the $33 billion converged infrastructure and storage markets by offering a simplified approach to private cloud environments. The company also says it is the first to “bring open convergence to life.”
Founded in 2012, Datrium’s 70 customers include organizations in the banking, cloud hosting, healthcare, public sector, manufacturing, and media and entertainment industries. The company’s channel has grown to more than 100 partners in North America and Asia.
Datrium has raised more than $110 million in financing thus far, including $55 million in Series C funding late last year.
The company’s products are modeled on public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), rather than traditional converged or hyper-converged infrastructure.