Quantum Gains New Primary and Secondary Storage Expertise

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Quantum has reorganised its engineering division, establishing two general manager positions with profit and loss responsibility to lead the company’s primary and secondary storage product lines. The new management will help Quantum to expand its leadership in storing video and other unstructured data, as well as build on its strengths in archive and data protection. The reorganisation supports Quantum’s goals to develop recurring revenue streams as more organisations shift to options such as storage-as-a-service.

New Vice President and General Manager, Primary Storage, Ed Fiore previously served as co-founder and CEO of Atavium, a private data storage software company focussed on business intelligence in storage. Atavium’s metadata-based file system combines real-time search and analytics with a data orchestration engine to support workflow automation, hybrid multi-cloud collaboration and policy-based data placement.

As GM of primary storage Ed will continue to develop source code and intellectual property that Quantum acquired from Atavium, advancing Quantum StorNext developments to address customer needs for media library software, real-time search and analytics, a hybrid multi-cloud experience and ease of use. Prior to Atavium, Ed served as vice president of Storage Engineering for Dell where he was responsible for the Compellent, EqualLogic and FluidFS engineering teams.

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Also joining Quantum as a Technical Director on the Primary Storage team is Mark Bakke, an industry veteran who was one of the co-founders of Atavium. Bakke is widely respected for his contributions to next-generation, high-speed storage networking innovation - including the market’s first virtual switch and first iSCSI products - and will drive efforts developing enterprise-wide networking capabilities that are essential for emerging cloud solutions.
Vice President and General Manager, Secondary Storage, Bruno Hald has been with Quantum for over 25 years and currently leads the engineering teams for the archive and data protection product portfolio. Throughout his career, Bruno has helped develop and launch many successful storage platforms that generated significant revenues for Quantum. In this new role he will use his experience with hyperscale customers, large enterprises and big OEM accounts to help customers address their needs in the secondary storage space.   www.quantum.com