SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudtenna, a leading provider of secure, intelligent rapid file transfer, search, and cross-silo communication and collaboration solutions for modern businesses, today announced the company has welcomed technology industry veteran Peter O'Brien to lead its business development efforts. As Vice President, Business Development, O'Brien is responsible for driving Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and reseller agreements for Cloudtenna's cloud analytics platform, which includes the industry-leading DirectShare product, as well as overseeing all other business development efforts for the company. O'Brien brings more than 20 years experience in growing startups into mature companies, inking OEM and channel partnerships that have led to exponential increases in sales, including VERITAS software, where he grew revenues from $17 million to $255 million through more than 20 OEM deals.
"Across three companies, I have seen Pete demonstrate profound knowledge in enterprise technology which helped him draw other top sales leaders to his teams and create customer loyalty that existed long after his departure," said George Symons, COO of Sureline Systems and long-time colleague of O'Brien. "He is an excellent choice to take Cloudtenna's sales program to the next level of excellence."
Recently, O'Brien served as Vice President, Channel and Business Development, at application mobility provider Sureline, where he developed reseller agreements with Google, CenturyLink, Cambridge Computer, and Promise Technology, as well as co-selling agreements with Nutanix, Pure, Tintri, HGST, and many others. Prior to that, as Vice President, Strategic OEM and Business Development, for the customer responsiveness applications provider Kofax, where he signed an OEM agreement with Hewlett Packard, and helped secure deals with Box.net, NetSuite, Salesforce, and Oracle. He led over 10 reseller deals in his role as Vice President, Channels and OEM, for cloud storage provider Panzura, as well as OEM deals with HP and EMC. O'Brien has met with similar successes in leadership positions at InMage Systems, Diligent Technology, Mendocino Software, Sistina Software, Rhapsody Networks, and Sun Microsystems.
Cloudtenna enables cutting edge storage platforms to work seamlessly with popular cloud SaaS applications and other cloud use cases. It enables intelligent access, search, and auditing for file services without migrating sensitive data to third-party services.
The DirectShare solution enables IT departments to:
- Intelligently search and audit files with Cloudtenna's core machine learning platform;
- Allow employees to access behind-the-firewall Acropolis File Services from SaaS applications like Microsoft Office Online;
- Close the access loop for employees by delivering remote access to behind-the-firewall filers from iPhone, Android, and web;
- Securely share files and folders with external partners and clients;
- Stop the leak of sensitive data to consumer cloud services;
- Send large files fast, with no file size limits -- up to 10x faster than traditional FTP.
"With its innovative DirectShare platform, Cloudtenna has made it possible for organizations to seamlessly support the way that today's mobile workforce functions, without having to waste up to 20 percent of their day working through legacy files or give up mobile accessibility in favor of data security," O'Brien said. "I look forward to working with amazing engineering team at Cloudtenna to forge new industry relationships and build the benefits of Cloudtenna cloud analytics into an essential component of all modern file systems."
To register for the DirectShare free trial and learn more about how to deploy the DirectShare solution from Cloudtenna on your Nutanix, EMC, NetApp, Nimble, FreeNAS or other system, go to www.cloudtenna.com. Follow Cloudtenna on LinkedIn, Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter @cloudtenna.
Cloudtenna is the leading provider of secure, intelligent rapid file transfer, search, and cross-silo communication and collaboration solutions for modern businesses. Cloudtenna's flagship product, DirectShare is driven by sophisticated machine-learning algorithms that understand how users work together within an organization learning user behavior patterns and what information is relevant to them, dramatically reducing the amount of time it takes for mobile workforces to get things done. The platform optimizes and eliminates time-consuming steps in the data transfer process by enabling overarching access across multi-platform, multi-channel content to help businesses manage and collaborate with all their files whether they are on-premises or in the cloud. In addition, IT retains full control over security policies and regulatory compliance for their company's sensitive data assets, inside the organization firewall, with zero touch from any third parties, making DirectShare from Cloudtenna one of the industry's most secure file management and communications solutions.
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