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Xsigo expands european presence with multiple senior appointments

(PresseBox) (London, UK, ) Xsigo Systems, Inc., the leader in virtualised data centre infrastructure, today announced a number of senior appointments in Europe as the latest stage in its growth strategy. Specifically, the new hires will cover the following territories: Ulrich Barnewitz: DACH and Eastern Europe; Nick Dunn: UK and Ireland; Koen Van den Berg: Benelux; and Johan Hultgren: Nordic region. They will all hold the role of regional manager for their countries and be tasked with the local development of Xsigo's presence and market share.

"Ulrich, Nick, Johan and Koen all know their regional markets inside out and are familiar with the challenges our customers face as they migrate to flexible computing infrastructures," said Mark Hardy, director of EMEA at Xsigo. "Xsigo's growing market adoption makes this a perfect time to expand our reach further across Europe. With the addition of these experts to our team we look forward to continued success in our EMEA expansion."

"I am thrilled to join the Xsigo team and I look forward to furthering Xsigo's EMEA momentum that is already underway. Xsigo offers unique infrastructure virtualisation capabilities and a passion for customer service that make the company a perfect fit for my ideals and a highly valuable partner for IT managers across EMEA as they transition to next-generation data centre designs," said Ulrich, regional manager for DACH and Eastern Europe at Xsigo.

Dunn was until recently UK Country manager at Virtensys. Before that he held the same position at EqualLogic, which he joined after spending seven years at NetApp. He brings Xsigo tangible experience in growing sales and revenues and in leading teams to become recognised players in their markets.

A member of the England fly fishing team, Dunn is just as excited to be joining Xsigo. "I have been in the I/O virtualisation space for two years and the technology is now at a stage where it can be deployed in most datacentres and make a significant impact on performance and cost. Xsigo is at the forefront of this market and I am confident that, with the help of our channel, we can deliver solutions and support that will quickly address our customer's most compelling needs," commented Dunn, regional manager for the UK and Ireland at Xsigo.

Hultgren comes to Xsigo from Brocade (via the Foundry Networks acquisition), where he was Regional Channel Manager for Nordics and the Baltics. He also spent five years at Nortel. During his career Heltgren worked with many well known end users including AstraZeneca, Ericsson and Electrolux; he also built relationships with partners such as Dell, HDS, IBM, HP, and Proact.

"I chose to join Xsigo because I wanted to move to a fast-growing sector such as I/O virtualisation and work for a company with a dynamic, results-oriented culture where individuals can make a difference," said Johan Hultgren, Regional Manager for the Nordics at Xsigo. "Since joining I have witnessed a high level of interest in our solutions by several prospects and I am also in discussion with a number of local resellers who see us as a great fit for their portfolios."

Van den Berg moved to Xsigo after three years at NetApp, and seven at IBM. During his career he worked closely with OEM and channel partners, developed sales and marketing strategies for vertical markets and managed the software/hardware/services value chain.

"Having held roles at large industry-leading companies has allowed me to hone a range of skills in a highly competitive environment and I am now ready to apply this knowledge to make Xsigo the I/O virtualisation vendor of choice in the Nordics," remarked Koen Van den Berg, regional manager for Benelux at Xsigo.

Xsigo Systems

Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the leader in virtualised data centre infrastructure, helping enterprise customers increase application performance, reduce costs and improve business agility. Based on patented and award-winning technology, Xsigo offers a complete family of infrastructure virtualisation products, including the Xsigo I/O Director and the Xsigo Server Fabric. Xsigo has hundreds of customers, partners and resellers around the globe and services multiple industries including financial, education, government, entertainment, technology and telecommunications. The privately held company, founded in 2004 and based in San Jose, Calif., is funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit