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Komprise appoints EMEA channels director

Cloud data management vendor Komprise has appointed Martin Gibbons as channel director for EMEA, as it continues to build up its partner reach across the region.

Gibbons (pictured) has over 25 years' experience working in the channel, recently serving as EMEA channel director at Cohesity and prior to that at CommVault.

Komprise says it is seeing traction in the region as organisations can benefit from “70-80% savings” in data storage by “putting the right data in the right place at the right time” using its Intelligent Data Management platform.

Komprise elastically supports enterprise IT units to migrate large workloads or move data across storage classes and tiers, and is designed to optimise costs through policy-based automation.

In November 2020, Tech Data was signed as a distributor for the Komprise portfolio across EMEA.

“Komprise is a fantastic opportunity for our partners to change the game of data management,” said Gibbons. “The old practice of throwing more storage at the problem is no longer a viable financial option.”

He said: “Customers are eager to take an analytics-first approach to data storage and leverage new technology and cloud models to be more productive, efficient and cost effective.”

Ben Conneely joined Komprise in January 2021 as regional sales director for the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe, and was promoted to VP of EMEA last month.

Conneely brought more than 20 years in senior-level sales roles in the data management industry, including at HPE and EMC.

Pan-European distributor Spinnakar signed a distribution agreement with Komprise in 2019 and it still represents the vendor.