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NetApp names EMEA channels head

NetApp has named Kristian Kerr its new Vice President Partners & Pathways for the EMEA region. He joins from being EMEA channel head at Juniper Networks and will report to NetApp Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA Alexander Wallner.

In his new role at NetApp he will be in control of defining and executing NetApp’s partner go-to-market strategy with a goal to deliver growth through this ecosystem.

“The market is moving with increased velocity with Cloud leading this transformation in the partner eco-system,” said Kerr. “As partners evolve their business, they are looking to NetApp to capture this huge opportunity to modernize infrastructures and take advantage of the seamless path to the cloud that NetApp provides. I firmly believe embracing this change and its pace is a huge opportunity. We are seeing new business and partnering models, new ways of consumption and scale, and new players entering the space daily. NetApp partners are set up exceptionally well for this new world, and I am confident we’ll find great success together.”