Scality Names Syed Hoda CMO to Further Accelerate Growth
Veteran Marketer to Fuel Expansion across Key Vertical Industries Worldwide
San Francisco, CA – December 15, 2015 – Scality, the leader in software-defined storage for the information age, today announced the hire of industry veteran Syed Hoda to the executive management team. Hoda joins Scality as Chief Marketing Officer to lead the global marketing strategy and accelerate growth throughout the Americas, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Japan.
A 20-year industry veteran, Hoda most recently served as CMO of ParStream, Inc., an Internet of Things (IoT) analytics company, recently acquired by Cisco. Previously, Hoda served as a senior executive at Cisco in a variety of management roles in the US, Europe, and Asia. Hoda was General Manager of Cisco’s Emerging Solutions Group in San Jose, California and was also instrumental in the launch of the company’s Globalization Center in Bangalore, India.
“The Digital Economy demands a next-generation infrastructure, which provides agility, reliability, and scalability to keep up with the speed of business. Scality is an industry leader helping customers compete in this new world of software-enabled business models,” said Hoda, CMO of Scality. “The Scality RING, for example, is one of the most powerful storage solutions in history, and it’s this trinity of innovation, sophistication and product elegance that has me excited about Scality’s future.”
“2015 has seen tremendous growth within the storage market, and 2016 shows zero signs of slowing down. We are excited to have Syed Hoda join our senior leadership team. He has successfully led marketing functions through the “growth” phase, in both larger and start-up environments throughout the world. As our new CMO, Syed is charged with leading Scality’s evolution within this billion dollar industry to capitalize on our company’s growing, global opportunity,” said Jérôme Lecat, CEO of Scality.
Hoda’s onboarding comes at the end of an impressive year for Scality, marked by a recent $45 million round of funding, strategic growth in the Americas, Paris and Japan, global resale agreements with Dell and HP, a series of high-profile customer wins, and significant enhancements to the Scality RING, which were made generally available in March 2015. In June, Scality released a free online trial of the software, and in September, created an additional free online trial focused on digital video storage use cases.
Hoda studied Industrial Engineering as an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned a Master of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
Scality is the industry leader in software-defined storage for the information age, serving over 500 million users worldwide. Scality’s RING provides 100% reliable storage with unmatched performance, and is perfect for capacity-driven workloads such as cloud services, high-definition video, and enterprise archiving. It runs on any standard x86 servers powered by Linux, such as the ones of HP, Dell, Cisco, SuperMicro, or Seagate, and creates an unlimited storage pool for file, object and OpenStack applications. Thanks to its underlying object storage architecture, the RING scales to exabytes of data and trillions of files. Seven of the top twenty telecommunication companies, petabyte-scale cloud services, and Global 2000 enterprises rely on the RING for mission-critical applications. Scality is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. Try the Scality RING online at https://www.scality.com/free, and try the Scality RING trial for media and entertainment at https://www.scality.com/freevideotrial.
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