NATICK, Mass., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nasuni®, a provider of enterprise storage to large, distributed organizations, announced today that Nasuni's vice president of worldwide sales, Bill Simpson, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry.
Simpson, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of technology sales experience, is receiving the Channel Chiefs recognition for the third time. In 2013, he led a rollout of quick start packages that enabled partners and customers easy access to the Nasuni Service, tripled the number of channel managers in the field to support Nasuni's growing partner base and tripled revenue year over year.
"Nasuni's product solves a problem XIOSS customers have been dealing with for years: how to provide a unified storage infrastructure to their globally distributed organizations," said Susie Galyardt, Founder and CEO, XIOSS, who was named a CRN Woman of the Channeland and whose company was named No. 1 on CRN's Fastest Growth Solution Provider's list. "Nasuni has been a great partner to XIOSS. Bill and his organization really understand what the channel needs to make a vendor partnership successful. We congratulate Bill, as this award is well deserved."
Nasuni delivers Enterprise Storage as a Service to organizations that want to consolidate their storage infrastructure across multiple locations while streamlining costs. This service brings together primary data storage, backup, offsite storage and replication. Nasuni offers a 100 percent reliability guarantee supported by the industry's most stringent service level agreement. The service enables uniform storage infrastructure at each location with added capabilities to scale capacity instantly and share data across geographies.
For over ten years, Channel Chiefs have been selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.
"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."
Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.
"I'm honored to be recognized as a CRN Channel Chief for the third time," Simpson said, "and, in particular, for my work at Nasuni. This is an exciting time for the industry, because the new capabilities that the cloud can bring completely change how IT uses, deploys and manages their global storage infrastructure. I feel lucky to be able to play a role in bringing these new capabilities to the enterprise."
Nasuni is an enterprise storage company that provides globally-distributed organizations with a simple, unified storage solution that includes mobile access for all of their remote and branch offices. By combining on-premise hardware with cloud storage, Nasuni delivers a secure, all-in-one data storage solution that provides local performance for users, simplified and centralized management for IT, and an easily scalable, complete remote office storage solution for the enterprise.
Nasuni is privately held and based in Natick, Mass. For more information, visit www.nasuni.com.
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