Violin gets aggressive with Blackall appointment

Channel management specialist Vince Blackall to crack the whip at flash storage vendor Violin Memory in aggressive expansion plan

High performance flash storage system vendor Violin Memory has unveiled storage sales and channel management veteran Vince Blackall as its new vice president of EMEA channels.

Blackall comes to Violin from Dell Software, where he served as director of channel and alliances, having also run EMEA channels at CommVault and Veritasm, and North American channels at CA Technologies, in his time.

Blackall will be charged with overseeing and “aggressively growing” Violin’s EMEA channel, consolidating existing relationships and sniffing out new opportunities.

Violin SVP of EMEA and LATAM, Steven Rose, said Blackall’s proven track record spoke for itself when it came to making the decision to bring him on board.

“As the demand for unprecedented levels of storage speed continues to fuel Violin’s growth, our global partner network is becoming increasingly pivotal to our overall expansion strategy and I can think of no better person to drive our renewed channel efforts than Vince,” he said.

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