SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stratoscale, the cloud infrastructure company, today announced the appointment of Jay Phillips to vice president of global sales. Jay is a software industry veteran with more than 25 years of sales management experience, fueling startup growth and strategically bringing cloud offerings to market. Jay will be leading the conversations with partners and customers that are transforming their data center infrastructure into a cloud environment.
“I’m delighted to welcome Jay to the Stratoscale team,” said Ariel Maislos, CEO of Stratoscale. “Our company has experienced explosive growth since launching Stratoscale Symphony, our comprehensive Hyperconverged private cloud software and Jay’s leadership will help us build on our momentum and enable Stratoscale to sustain this rapid growth and new customer acquisition.”
Jay brings a keen understanding of strategic planning and execution as well as experience leading globally distributed sales organizations. Most recently, Jay served as vice president of worldwide sales at AccelOps, a network security monitoring and analytics software company, where he worked closely with the acquisition and integration of AccelOps into Fortinet. Prior to joining AccelOps, Phillips managed and built the software portfolio team at Fusion-io, a computer hardware and software systems company, until the acquisition by SanDisk. He also held sales leadership roles at NetApp, IO Turbine, Inc., Dell and PepsiCo.
“The traditional data center is transforming itself from isolated storage, virtualization and networking tiers, into a comprehensive experience that is mimicking what people see and love in AWS. Stratoscale provides a simple, turnkey way to transition to the cloud, minimizing the investment and time that is required to take advantage of this revolution,” said Phillips. “I’m excited to be a part of Stratoscale, leading the global sales team to help our customers see the value of Stratoscale’s approach to democratizing the cloud through continuous innovation.”
Stratoscale is the cloud infrastructure company, providing comprehensive cloud infrastructure software solutions for service providers, enterprise IT and development teams. The company’s comprehensive cloud data center software, Stratoscale Symphony, can be deployed in minutes on commodity x86 servers, providing an Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience with the ability to augment aging VMware infrastructure. Stratoscale was named a “Cool Vendor in Servers and Virtualization” by Gartner and is backed by over $70M from leading investors including: Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cisco, Intel, Qualcomm Ventures, SanDisk and Leslie Ventures. For more information, visit: http://www.stratoscale.com and follow us on Twitter @stratoscale.