Cloudian, a global provider of hybrid cloud object storage systems headquartered in Silicon Valley, has announced the addition of Mr. David Roberson to its advisory board. Mr. Roberson brings a vast amount of storage industry experience to support Cloudian’s global growth following a recent $41M round of funding.
Mr. Dave Roberson brings nearly 30 years of executive management experience in technology and currently serves as a board member at Brocade and Quantum. Most recently, Mr. Roberson served as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Enterprise Storage Business at Hewlett-Packard (HP).
“Cloudian offers a unique and compelling strategy to deliver the next generation of storage in today’s world of cloud and hybrid storage,” said Dave Roberson. “I have long believed in the potential to drive industry change with a breakthrough platform that can be delivered on non-proprietary hardware, and that’s exactly what Cloudian now delivers.”
While at HP, Dave Roberson played a leading role in its acquisitions of 3PAR, LeftHand Networks, and IBRIX. Prior to joining HP, Mr. Roberson spent 26 years at Hitachi Data Systems, starting as corporate counsel and rising through the company to become President and CEO, a position he held from 2006 to 2007. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2006 and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2002.
“We’re excited to benefit from Dave’s experience and insight on our advisory board,” said Michael Tso, CEO and co-founder of Cloudian. “Over the past year, we’ve seen 100 percent growth in our customer base and 100 percent customer retention. As we close out 2016, we’re positioned for more growth at an accelerated pace. Mr. Roberson’s immense institutional knowledge will offer invaluable strategic guidance.”