Industry Sales Veteran Who Led Barracuda’s Cloud Security Business from Inception to Market leader Joins Leading Cloud Migration Company
SAN MATEO, Calif. – May 10, 2017 – Velostrata, a leader in cloud workload mobility, today announced Jan Poczobutt as vice president of sales for North America. Jan brings over two decades of experience in sales, business development and marketing, and has been a leader in transforming companies to the public cloud. In this role, he will be responsible for Velostrata’s commercial success and go to market efforts, as well as building out the company’s channel partner program.
“With a strong product and rapidly accelerating cloud adoption, Velostrata is growing quickly,” said Issy Ben-Shaul, CEO and co-founder of Velostrata. “The skills and immense industry knowledge in cloud computing that Jan will bring to our team enables us to accelerate growth and broaden our reach. We’re thrilled to welcome Jan to our management team and look forward to continuously accelerating our overall growth.”
Jan’s experience spans both start-ups as well as Fortune 100 Tech companies, such as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. Prior to Velostrata, he was at Barracuda Networks where he built Barracuda’s public cloud business into the number one security ISV, winning Microsoft’s coveted Partner of the Year award. His vision and execution enabled Barracuda to successfully bring over 1,000 enterprise customers to production deployments in the public cloud. Prior to Barracuda, Jan ran worldwide channel sales for Core Security Technologies. Before that, he was vice president of worldwide sales at Quaresso Software. He holds a BSME from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
As vice president of sales, Jan will be focused on building Velostrata’s relationships with key partners and growing adoption of Velostrata’s cloud migration and workload mobility software across enterprises. Velostrata software helps organizations migrate production workloads to the public cloud in minutes vs. days, with an agentless solution that simplifies and automates the conversion of application workloads to AWS or Azure.
“As I’ve engaged with enterprises around the world in their journey to the cloud, I’ve seen firsthand how they struggle to migrate workloads to the cloud with speed and scale. They’ve often tried other tools and technologies for the task, but these approaches have fallen short, resulting in increased costs, extra labor and missed timelines,” said Jan Poczobutt, VP of sales at Velostrata. “Velostrata’s unique, purpose-built solution for migrating to the cloud is just what these enterprises need.”
Velostrata software enables public cloud migration and workload mobility with speed, scale and simplicity. Unlike replication-based approaches, Velostrata’s agentless platform moves applications to the cloud in minutes. The software is easy to deploy and manage, and can significantly reduce the risks associated with migration. Unique capabilities let organizations “test before they migrate” without taking production applications offline, and provide ongoing flexibility to move workloads back on-premises or to another cloud if desired. Velostrata is backed by Intel Capital, Norwest Venture Partners and 83 North and is located in San Mateo, California, with research and development in Israel.
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