By Rachel Chicken | January 23, 2015 | Bright Computing
I was looking for a new challenge and I was also interested in tackling current IT challenges that the industry is facing right now. Our technology addresses some of the hottest issues in the IT industry, so I am happy to be a part of that.
On the one hand, it’s a regional role, and I am taking care of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH), as well as Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS.
On the other hand, I have a specific focus on the service provider market, as I have worked in this space for many years. I’m excited about the prospect of introducing the Bright technology to EMEA service providers, as I know that there is a huge requirement for robust infrastructure management. Just thinking of NFV, SDN and the Internet of Things; it’s immediately apparent that our technology is a great fit for these emerging challenges.
I have 25 years software sales experience in the region, so I am I feel very at home in this new role. Having previously worked in the mainframe and data center industry 20 years ago, and also with experience of the management infrastructure market, I am really happy to be working in this area again.
I look forward to meeting our customers and partners in my region. My plan for the early part of this year is to enable Bright’s existing network of customers and partners to harness the power of Bright to make their business more successful. I also look forward to exploring greenfield opportunities and finding new business opportunity in new countries.
It’s simple. Having a proper cluster management solution in place is fundamental to the success of any IT infrastructure. Without this critical component, there is no successful HPC, Hadoop, OpenStack, SDN or NFV project.
My long term goal is for Bright to be the de facto standard infrastructure management software solution, in each and every cluster management related project, in my region.