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Exanet accelerates UK growth strategy with key appointments and strategic partner agreements

NAS software company Exanet drives dramatic growth in UK business with new vertical partner agreements and expansion of UK sales team

(PresseBox) (Dortmund, ) Exanet, the leading provider of software-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions, has significantly grown its operations in the UK with a number of new partner alliances including agreements with IBM , Digital Networks Europe , ERA , Incentra Solutions , Esteem , Application Performance (AP) and Posetiv and key appointments to the UK sales team, which is headed up by Paul Liggett, Exanet’s Regional Vice President for UKISA.

Exanet has made serious inroads into the UK market over the last 12 months, securing major contracts with organisations such as the BBC, the University of Aberdeen, the Pinewood Studio Group, Interoute, Totality GCS and Ascent Media. The appointment of industry veterans Nick Holland and Andrew Cracknell, combined with key partner agreements and the opening of new London offices, means Exanet is well positioned to serve its expanding UK client base and maximise further UK growth opportunities.

Nick Holland joins Exanet as UK Sales Director having previously worked as UK Channel Manager for Overland Storage Europe. Before joining Overland, Holland was Regional Sales Manager for CSF Group where he headed up the Finance and Banking division. In his new role at Exanet, Holland will be responsible for extending the reach of Exanet’s clustered NAS solutions into strategic vertical markets through the development of the UK channel network.

Andrew Cracknell joins Exanet as Technical Director for the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and Africa. Cracknell brings with him 25 years’ experience handling complex data acquisition and storage delivery for companies including EMC, DEC and SGI. In his new position at Exanet, Cracknell will be responsible for delivering Exanet clustered NAS solutions into the most demanding storage environments, supporting Exanet’s push into new target markets.

Exanet VP, Paul Liggett, said: “This is a really exciting time for Exanet, as we continue to gain momentum and traction in the UK market. New corporate and channel partnerships, and tremendous growth in our UK operations and installations, means that we need a dedicated, UK-based team to both support and generate future activity. Nick and Andrew bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge and are already well respected in the storage market. I am sure they will prove to be inspiring and motivational leaders, providing Exanet with a strong sales and technical infrastructure that will ensure our continued growth and success in the UK.”

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Exanet’s clustered NAS solution delivers a new data storage paradigm to address the trends that are driving the future of data centers: virtualisation, standardised hardware and applications demanding the most extreme standards of performance, availability and scalability. Exanet’s software-based open architecture delivers the best price/performance in the industry, dramatically increased utilisation and, for the first time offer, a no end-of-life storage solution.

Exanet has been adopted by customers ranging from traditional enterprises such as manufacturing and graphic arts to next generation ventures including telecom, active archiving, digital broadcasting, video surveillance and storage service providers, with well over 2.3 PB of content managed by Exanet software. With headquarters in Israel, US headquarters in New York and offices in Europe and the Pacific Rim, Exanet sells its flagship ExaStore – ICM (Intelligent Cluster Management) solution through its channel partners worldwide. For more information visit: