Coraid, a provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, recently appointed Keith Carpenter as vice president of worldwide sales. The company also announced that Brandt Mackey, who has been heading the company's technical support organization, is promoted to vice president of the Coraid Technical Assistance Center.
A 20-year veteran in sales, Carpenter was earlier working with Virident (News - Alert) Systems as vice president of sales, Americas. He also co-founded Cache IQ, a company that developed flash based technologies with sophisticated software for accelerating I/O demanding applications. On the other hand, Mackey, who now joins Coraid’s executive team, has worked for InstallFree (News - Alert) and Kidaro prior to joining the company.
Mackey has also managed Tier-1 customer support for the U.S. Marine Corps' Network and Security Operations Center in Quantico, VA.
"Coraid's scale-out Ethernet storage technology is ideal for enterprise and cloud data centers dealing with the growing challenges of deploying and managing storage at scale. Coraid has a proven track record of helping customers deliver enterprise class storage with flexible, programmable cloud architecture," said Carpenter. "I look forward to working with the team to make Coraid the go-to storage platform for customers building the largest private and public cloud infrastructures across the world."
Coraid claims that it serves 1,700 customers, including Fortune 100 organizations in the automotive, financial services, manufacturing, retail, networking, defense, aerospace and telecommunications sectors. The company experienced a rapid growth in the past four years.
To build on it, Coraid recently appointed Dave Kresse as Chief Executive Officer. Kresse now leads the company's continued expansion into the enterprise and cloud markets, building on the company's growth and award-winning EtherDrive and EtherCloud platforms. The earlier CEO Kevin Brown was moved to the Coraid board of directors as an independent director, where he contributes to company strategy and key industry initiatives, including participation in the OpenStack community.