PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2013) - Cyan today announced that Joe Cumello has been appointed chief marketing officer (CMO). In this role, Cumello will oversee all aspects of the company's global marketing efforts, from product marketing to global brand development. Cumello brings significant experience with both equipment suppliers and, importantly, service providers to Cyan's growing team. He was most recently vice president of marketing at Sidera Networks, a major provider of fiber-based communications services to large enterprises, data centers, and carriers.
According to Cyan chairman and CEO Mark Floyd, "Joe has 20 years of marketing experience in the networking space having worked with both start-ups and large brands in the telecom equipment market. What makes him unique is that he also has worked within the carrier environment and intimately understands the challenges carriers face as they try to transform their networks and deliver profitable services to their end-customers. Joe brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of marketing as well as a deep understanding of what is truly important to our customers."
Prior to Sidera Networks, Cumello was vice president of marketing at SafeNet, a global provider of data protection solutions. Before SafeNet, Cumello worked eight years for Ciena as senior director of global marketing. There, he focused on the development of next generation optical and Ethernet services and accompanying marketing plans to support and grow Ciena's service provider partners. He also oversaw Ciena's industry and regional marketing efforts targeting the telecom, wireless backhaul, financial services, healthcare, and government markets across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
Added Cumello, "This is truly an exciting time in our industry. The transformation of service provider networks to a software-driven, packet-optical model requires new thinking and innovation. Cyan is such a company."
Cyan is a global supplier of software-defined networks (SDNs) for service providers, data center operators, and private networks. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN software, Z-Series multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, and Cyan PRO comprehensive professional services. With hundreds of deployments around the globe, including some of the largest telecommunication companies in the world, Cyan allows its customers to scale their networks, reduce costs, simplify operations, and accelerate service delivery. For more information, please visit www.cyaninc.com or follow Cyan on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CyanNews.