VAD Technologies and ExaGrid announce ME distribution partnership

(L-R): Jithin Varghese, Sr. Solution Architect and Mario M. Veljovic,, GM, VAD with Mohamed Jaffrey, Territory Sales Manager – GCC, ExaGrid
(L-R): Jithin Varghese, senior solution architect and Mario M. Veljovic, GM at VAD with Mohamed Jaffrey, territory sales manager, GCC, ExaGrid

Hyper-converged secondary storage for backup provider ExaGrid has announced the expansion of its Middle Eastern coverage with the appointment of Rami Nasser as its regional sales director for the Middle East, India, and Africa.  The firm will be adding sales offices in Dubai, Turkey, India, and South Africa. Simultaneously, the vendor has announced partnership with distributor VAD Technologies to strengthen its channel footprint and said it will be providing VAD’s resellers with “an exceptional backup storage product offering to their enterprise customers.”

Having previously held numerous management positions at CA and Arcserve over a span of 16 years, Nasser’s extensive sales management, business development, and enterprise storage management expertise are central to the effective execution of ExaGrid’s aggressive expansion strategy.

Nasser has been pivotal in formalising ExaGrid’s distributorship with VAD Technologies in the Middle East.

“We are excited to partner with ExaGrid in the Middle East region,” said Mario M. Veljovic, general manager, VAD Technologies. “We are constantly looking for disruptive next-generation data centre technologies to ensure that our resellers can offer the latest and greatest high-performance enterprise solutions to their customers, and ExaGrid complements our mission perfectly. We’re proud to work with such an innovative leader as ExaGrid in the hyper-converged secondary storage market.”

Currently on Nasser’s team are Mohammed Jaffrey and Francois Eid.  Jaffrey has over a decade of experience in the MEA market with specific expertise in storage, backup, archival, and technical workflows, having held regional roles Quantum, Nexsan, and LaCie (a division of Seagate).

“ExaGrid’s technology for the backup storage market is revolutionary, particularly in addressing urgent customer needs for faster backups and faster ingest rates, restores, and VM boots,” said Jaffrey.  “Customers don’t need to worry about forklift upgrades or high TCO with ExaGrid’s efficient scale-out architecture. I am excited to be part of ExaGrid’s journey.”

Eid brings 18 years of experience designing end-to-end solutions in IT infrastructure, storage, data protection/management, and cloud, having worked at Hitachi, Quantum, Commvault, and Fujitsu Siemens.

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