iXsystems Appoints APAC GM to Address Regional Demand for Open Storage
iXsystems, the leader in Open Source storage, announced today the appointment of Chin-Fah Heoh as General Manager for the APAC region. In his new position, Heoh will be tasked with expanding the company’s partner ecosystem and presence as demand for Enterprise-class Open Storage accelerates among Asia Pacific businesses and governmental organizations.
The APAC region continues to see a high demand for enterprise data storage solutions. According to GlobalData Research, the Asia Pacific data center market and its heavy appetite for enterprise storage systems is forecasted to reach US $32 billion by 2023, behind only North America in terms of regional revenue. Open Storage delivers Open Source economics to Enterprise storage, providing a radically more cost-effective approach to taming data growth.
Heoh’s experience working in the reseller channel as a TrueNAS Partner, along with more than 25 years of storage and networking experience at Sun Microsystems, NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems, and EMC, will bring new insights and perspectives to the iXsystems International Channel Team.
Chin-Fah will engage with existing TrueNAS Channel Partners and on-board new strategic partners to help them deliver storage freedom to their customers through a highly reliable, flexible, and affordable alternative to legacy storage system vendors.
“I am excited to be a part of iXsystems. They are as familiar with me as I am with them and the breadth and depth of their storage portfolio, from the TrueNAS M-Series built for enterprise environments where maximum performance is a mandate, to the TrueNAS Mini line optimized for storage at the edge and smaller office scenarios. That synergy is important for us to build the TrueNAS vision, presence, and confidence for our customers and partners in the Asia Pacific region,” said Chin-Fah.
(This content is surmised from a press release)