SOURCE: PernixData


August 25, 2015 09:00 ET

PernixData Appoints Kristin Carnes as Vice President of Global Channel Sales

Storage Veteran and Channel Chief Joins PernixData Executive Team to Facilitate Rapid Adoption of Decoupled Storage Architectures Worldwide

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2015) - PernixData, the leader in decoupled storage, announced today that Kristin Carnes has joined the company as Vice President of Global Channel Sales. As the newest member of PernixData's executive leadership team, Kristin will manage the company's worldwide channel sales efforts, which have been indispensable to the company's record setting revenue over the past year.

Kristin brings more than 18 years of storage and channel experience to the team at PernixData. Prior to joining the company, Kristin was Vice President of Global Channel Sales at Nimble Storage where she worked with the worldwide sales organization to develop a global network of distribution partners supporting more than 1000 resellers worldwide. While at Nimble Storage, Kristin was recognized as Channel Chief and Women of the Channel for 2013, 2014, and 2015. She was also recognized by CRN as one of the Power 100 in 2014 and 2015. Prior to Nimble, Kristin held various channel sales positions at EMC, McData, and VERITAS.

"We are extremely excited to add such a respected channel sales leader to our executive team," said Poojan Kumar, CEO and co-founder of PernixData. "Her industry experience and channel acumen are invaluable as we rapidly expand our sales footprint globally. Kristin's appointment underscores our unwavering commitment to the channel, which also includes substantial investments in reseller programs and tools that facilitate the deployment of PernixData software in every virtualized data center."

PernixData software decouples storage performance and management from storage capacity, ensuring the best VM performance with predictable scale-out growth. Customers can seamlessly deploy PernixData software with any best-of-breed server and storage hardware, ensuring maximum design flexibility and rapid adoption of new technologies.

"PernixData has an extremely channel friendly solution that presents an enormous market opportunity for PernixData partners," said Carnes. "I am very excited to be working with the best solutions providers in the world to sell such a revolutionary storage product, and to build world class services that bring storage to a whole new level."

About PernixData®
PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtualized data centers. The company's software puts storage intelligence into high speed server media, establishing a control point for optimizing application performance and managing data center operations with true scale-out growth. With PernixData software, customers can leverage any storage platform for capacity, creating a decoupled storage architecture that maximizes design flexibility while minimizing storage costs.

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

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