PernixData Taps EMC, Veritas Vet as Channel Chief

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PernixData has appointed Kristin Carnes as its new vice president of global channel sales. As the newest member of PernixData’s executive team, she will manage the company’s worldwide channel sales efforts.

PernixData's Kristin CarnesBefore joining the company, Carnes held the same position at Nimble Storage. She worked with the worldwide sales organization to develop a global network of distribution partners. Prior to Nimble, Carnes held various channel sales positions at EMC, McData, and Veritas.

“We are extremely excited to add such a respected channel sales leader to our executive team,” said Poojan Kumar, CEO and co-founder of PernixData. “[Carnes’] industry experience and channel acumen are invaluable as we rapidly expand our sales footprint globally. Kristin’s appointment underscores our unwavering commitment to the channel, which also includes substantial investments in reseller programs and tools that facilitate the deployment of PernixData software in every virtualized data center.”

PernixData software separates storage performance and management from storage capacity. Customers can deploy PernixData software with almost any server and storage hardware, improving design flexibility and rapid adoption of new technologies.

“PernixData has an extremely channel friendly solution that presents an enormous market opportunity for PernixData partners,” said Carnes. “I am very excited to be working with the best solutions providers in the world to sell such a revolutionary storage product, and to build world class services that bring storage to a whole new level.”

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