Cloudian doubles sales and marketing staff in EMEA expansion
Cloudian has accelerated growth in EMEA by doubling the sales and marketing team, adding new reseller partners, opening a new EMEA headquarters and gaining 28 new customers, all during the last six months. This growth highlights the rapidly expanding demand for scale-out storage solutions across EMEA.
New Global 2000 customers include an online travel market leader, a top-three pharmaceutical company, a multi-billion-dollar roofing manufacturer, a top-three car manufacturer, a leader in IT insurance services, a top-five European bank, and one of the largest global engineering firms. Three of these initial purchases exceeded $1 million in value, demonstrating the growing scale of object storage opportunities.
Cloudian’s EMEA partner network also expanded, with reseller partner additions including Komposite in France, European Electronique in the UK, PQR in the Netherlands, Akquinet in Germany, and Intertec in the Middle East.
“In France, IT managers urgently need new storage solutions to meet their growing demand for capacity and cloud integration as they adopt technologies like hybrid cloud, machine learning, and big data analytics,” said Harry Zarrouk, General Manager of Komposite. “Cloudian delivers the combination of scalability, simplicity, and cloud compatibility that our customers need to innovate, increase efficiency, and derive more value from their company’s data, and we are delighted to be working with Cloudian in this market.”
Cloudian has also increased its EMEA sales footprint with a new EMEA headquarters office in Amsterdam, new sales teams in France and the Nordics, and an expanded sales staff in Benelux. Sales support also grew with the addition of multiple business development representatives and channel development staff in Amsterdam.
During the period, Cloudian also acquired Milan-based Infinity Storage, a pioneer in software-defined file storage, and has since doubled the engineering staff at that location.
Cloudian’s EMEA growth is driven by the need for petabyte-scalable object storage and file storage solutions for businesses of all sizes as they continue to generate massive amounts of unstructured data. Common use cases include data protection, medical imaging, engineering files, and S3-compatible storage for service providers.
“We are expanding aggressively in EMEA to meet demand for Cloudian’s S3-compatible enterprise storage systems that deliver limitless scalability and matchless simplicity,” said Jacco van Achterberg, vice president, EMEA at Cloudian. “Our customers now accumulate unstructured data at an unprecedented rate, driving the growing need for Cloudian solutions that fundamentally change storage economics.”