HOLMDEL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Symbolic IO™, developer of the industry’s first computational-defined storage solution, IRIS™ (Intensified RAM Intelligent Server), today announced the appointment of Bill Wood as Vice President of Channel Sales and Strategic Alliances. Bill has 35 years’ experience in direct and executive channel sales for leading technology companies that have deployed enterprise solutions such as storage, servers, network, and converged infrastructure across a broad range of industries and Fortune 500 companies.
The appointment of Wood follows the announcements of technology industry veterans joining Symbolic IO’s management team with Stephen Sicola appointed to the Board of Directors and Rob Peglar assuming the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
Symbolic IO offers a new approach to storage computing by utilizing a platform based on patented computational-defined storage algorithms. Its IRIS product line accelerates all functions related to both the processing and the storing of data to operate seamlessly in the memory channel, ensuring the highest possible performance.
In his role at Symbolic IO, Wood will be instrumental in growing the company’s channel partner ecosystem and building strategic alliances for the IRIS product line.
“Bill has a strong track record in developing channel sales programs to deliver world-class enterprise solutions,” said Brian Ignomirello, Founder and CEO of Symbolic IO. “His experience at Forsythe Technology Solutions integrating enterprise technologies from EMC, HP, Cisco and others will be key to developing a comprehensive channel distribution strategy for our IRIS product line.”
“Given my background in the IT infrastructure market spanning over three decades, IRIS is like no other enterprise technology I have ever seen,” said Wood. “Symbolic IO is uniquely positioned to create a new compute category, and I look forward to working with the executive team to develop the channel and strategic alliance partner infrastructure to deliver IRIS’ unique and unmatched value for enterprise customers.”
Prior to joining Symbolic IO, Bill was Regional Director for FireEye, a global leader in cyber security solutions where he led a team with a diverse set of channel partners to deploy advanced threat products and services to enterprise organizations.
Prior to FireEye, Bill was with Forsythe Technology Solutions, a leading integrator and strategic partner for industry leading technology companies, holding senior sales management and business development positions. Previously, he held a storage solution sales leadership role at EMC, and led a global team that drove explosive growth by deploying innovative technology, services and financial solutions. He also led the most successful team at Storage Networks, a Storage as a Service pioneer, and established unique and innovative customer value solutions for enterprise organizations.
About Symbolic IO
Symbolic IO is the first computational-defined storage solution solely focused on advanced computational algorithmic compute engine, which materializes and dematerializes data – effectively becoming the fastest, most dense, portable and secure, media and hardware agnostic – storage solution.
The company was founded in 2012 by Brian Ignomirello, the former CTO of Hewlett Packard’s Global storage team, to transform the current enterprise storage industry from focusing on hardware, cards, chips and processors to embracing the way that big data works today and addressing the challenges facing companies with legacy systems.
Based in the Bell Works facility located in Holmdel, NJ, Symbolic IO and its IRIS™ product line is uniquely-suited to transform enterprise data storage for media, government, healthcare, finance, military and other industries, by allowing traditional storage activities that relied on drives, chips and processors to be media-agnostic and data driven, which results in faster access, more security and decrease in overhead costs. For more information, visit www.symbolicio.com.