Robin Appoints Radhesh Menon as Chief Marketing Officer
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Robin Systems, the provider of industry-leading Hyper-converged Kubernetes platform, announced that Radhesh Menon has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to drive global market success.
Radhesh joins Robin from Red Hat, where he built their OpenStack business from the ground-up, driving adoption from 0 to over 500 customers and establishing Red Hat OpenStack Platform as the market leader. Prior to that, Radhesh served at Microsoft, where he helped drive market success for a number of enterprise products including Azure, HyperV/System Center, Windows Server and Exchange Server. He also formed and led the worldwide marketing team for the $250 million HP-Microsoft Infrastructure-to-Applications initiative.
Radhesh will be applying his vision, passion and experience to drive market success for Robin as it scales its Hyper-converged Kubernetes Platform business.
Robin showcased its Hyper-converged Kubernetes Platform at the recent VMworld. As the industry’s first hyper-converged Kubernetes implementation, this solution brings a self-service App-store experience and increased efficiency to big data, databases and AI/ML workloads. Robin also recently secured $17 million Series B funding backed by USAA Ventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures, Clear Ventures, and DN Capital. The appointment of Radhesh underscores Robin’s expansion into the next stage of growth and helps round out the executive team.
As Robin’s CMO, Radhesh will be focused on driving worldwide market success for the company’s Hyper-converged Kubernetes Platform by enabling customers to realize agility and efficiencies across private and public cloud footprints for Big Data, Database and AI/ML applications.
“We are very pleased to welcome Radhesh to the Robin family,” said Premal Buch, CEO for Robin Systems. “As we continue to disrupt the way companies deploy and manage Big Data, database and AI/ML applications, the addition of Radhesh as Robin’s CMO and newest member of our leadership team is the next natural step. His background and expertise will help take Robin to the next stage in our growth and we are excited to have him on board.”
“I am excited to join Robin to help organizations across the globe realize the benefits of an industry-first, production-ready solution that extends the power of Kubernetes to bring 1-Click simplicity to deploying and managing data-intensive applications,” said Radhesh Menon, CMO for Robin Systems. “Robin’s Hyperconverged Kubernetes platform for Big Data, database and AI/ML applications is a game changer that opens up new possibilities for organizations to accelerate their hybrid/multi-cloud journey.”
Robin transforms the way enterprise applications drive the infrastructure by bringing together purpose-built container-aware block storage with application-aware manager into the cloud (private and/or public). This demonstrates unique benefits to distributed, clustered and stateful applications including Big-Data and Databases. With a team that includes industry veterans from leading enterprise technology companies such as NetApp, Oracle, and Veritas, Robin seeks to disrupt the $20 billion-plus virtualization market with its container-based compute and storage platform software that delivers better performance higher consolidation and a much simpler application lifecycle management than traditional hypervisor-based virtualization. Founded in 2013, the San Jose California-based company has raised more than $50 million in venture funding from leading investors such as Clear Ventures, DN Capital, USAA, Hasso Plattner Ventures and CloudScale Capital Partners.
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