Ho brings more than 20 years of enterprise technology leadership experience to Cohesity. He will play a key role in helping Asia Pacific customers and partners solve mass data fragmentationchallenges.
With mass data fragmentation, massive volumes of non-mission-critical data -- data used for backup, archiving, testing and development, file shares and object stores, and analytics -- sit in silos that don’t integrate and can be incredibly challenging, costly, and time-consuming to back up and manage. Cohesity consolidates data silos and applications onto one easy-to-use platform, empowering customers in the Asia Pacific region and around the world increase IT efficiency, reduce costs and compliance challenges, and derive powerful insights that can create better business outcomes.
Ho previously served as senior vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan, for the telecommunications equipment manufacturer ARRIS, where he focused on service provider and enterprise business. He joined ARRIS in 2017 when the company acquired Ruckus, where Ho worked as vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan, since 2013.
Ho began his career as a software engineer with Bell Northern Research in Canada, which later became Nortel Networks, serving the company as director, wireless solutions, Asia Pacific, and then as managing director, Intelligent Business Unit, Asia Pacific, overseeing Nortel’s enterprise networking business in the region. In 2005, he joined Cisco, where he was a key executive responsible for building Cisco’s business in Asia and China. Over a period of nearly ten years, Ho led Cisco’s Mobile Service Provider business and strategy for Asia Pacific, and later served as the senior vice president of Cisco China.
Cohesity has grown its presence in the Asia Pacific region as more enterprises reduce their reliance on legacy point products and instead embrace modern data management solutions. Recently signed customers in the region include True Alliance and Vita Group. Cohesity has partnered with leading resellers and cloud service providers Data#3, Nexion Networks, Secure Agility, and Spectrum Consulting in Australia and New Zealand.
“William has an incredible track record driving growth within enterprise technology companies and we’re excited to have him lead sales in a market that is critical to Cohesity’s success,” said Mark Parrinello, vice president of worldwide sales, Cohesity.
“The innovations that Cohesity has introduced will completely transform enterprise IT environments, and I’m thrilled with the opportunity to bring this revolutionary technology to new partners and customers in the Asia Pacific region,” Ho said.
Cohesity makes your data work for you by consolidating secondary storage silos onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both private and public clouds. Enterprise customers begin by radically streamlining their backup and data protection, then converge file and object services, test/dev instances, and analytic functions to provide a global data store. Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies and federal agencies among its rapidly growing customer base and was named to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017,” LinkedIn’s “Startups: The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now,” and CRN’s “2017 Emerging Vendors in Storage” lists. For more information, visit our website www.cohesity.com and blog https://cohesity.com/blog/, follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/cohesity and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/3750699/ and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cohesity/.