DRIVING FORCE IN DATA MIGRATION
Over the last decade, Cirrus Data has become the solutions provider that organizations across the globe trust to accelerate their digital transformation.
In 2011, Cirrus Data’s founders – brothers Wai Lam and Wayne Lam – recognized that there was no way for organizations to migrate their block-level data efficiently and securely. Organizations would often get stuck in a data migration cycle for months and even years with complicated, risky, and tedious manual migration processes as they tried to harness the immense benefits of a digital transformation. To solve this problem, Cirrus Data Solutions was born.
The company recognized that businesses could not afford to disrupt operations even for the future gain of a new digital architecture. To help facilitate the storage modernization of worldwide companies of all sizes, the team engineered and patented an innovative new concept called “Transparent Datapath Intercept (TDI),” which enabled organizations to bring new advanced storage architectures online without concerns about downtime. This technology has formed the backbone of every product in Cirrus Data’s portfolio since the company’s founding.
As cloud-based storage gained momentum, Cirrus Data realized the ability to securely and reliably migrate block data to the cloud was slowing adoption. Cirrus Migrate Cloud was introduced in 2021 enabling cloud providers and businesses to accelerate their cloud migration without compromise.
Faster Cloud Migration
1+ EB (exabyte)
Cirrus Data customers can migrate onto their new cloud architecture in record time with Cirrus Migrate Cloud.
Customers have harnessed Cirrus Data to migrate more data than the amount contained in 20 million 4k movies.
Major storage manufacturers, solution provides and value-added resellers partner with Cirrus Data to accelerate their customers’ digital transformation.
Every person at Cirrus Data is vital to our success. We are a team of innovators and doers that challenge the status quo. We aren’t innovating for the sake of innovation but to solve the real-world business problems holding back progress. Data will continue to grow unabated for at least the rest of our lifetimes. Cirrus Data is committed to developing solutions that help organizations manage that data as they adopt newer technologies. Today the team holds more than 30 patents, with 11 centered on the groundbreaking TDI technology.
MEET OUR SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Chairman / CEO
Wayne has over 25 years of experience in the enterprise storage industry, and has demonstrated an exceptional ability to bring new technologies to market. Wayne was a co-founder of FalconStor Software and was largely responsible for most of its successful storage products. Prior to that, Wayne was a senior executive at CA Technologies, and Cheyenne Software, prior to its acquisition by CA. Earlier in his career Wayne was the founder and CEO of Applied Programing Technologies, which was acquired by Cheyenne Software. As a college student at The Cooper Union, Wayne co-founded AGA Software, which was born of a class project in his Junior year. With experience in every aspect of the product life-cycle, Wayne has a proven track record of conceiving product ideas by engaging enterprise customers to determine their needs, and then quickly creating start-up companies to bring the ideas to market. With his vast technical expertise and keen business acumen, Wayne is able to communicate effectively to enterprise customers and partners how the products and technologies benefit real life enterprise storage applications. Wayne received a BE in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union in 1987.
Wai co-founded FalconStor Software in 2000, where he served as CTO and VP of Engineering. Wai was the chief architect, holding 23 of 34 FalconStor patents. His inventions and innovations include many of industry’s “firsts,” in areas of advanced storage virtualization, data protection, and disaster recovery. Prior to FalconStor Wai was with Computer Associates. As VP and Architect, he led the eTrust Internet security product strategy and design. Wai joined CA in 1996 with its acquisition of Cheyenne Software, where he was Architect of the HSM product line. Wai joined Cheyenne in 1993 with its acquisition of Applied Programming Technologies, where he was partner and developer of network-based object storage systems in optical disk libraries. Before APT, Wai worked at Space & Communications Group of Hughes Aircraft, now Boeing Satellites, as Senior Staff Engineer, where he was a microwave circuit designer for space communication systems. Wai received a MSEE from UCLA, 1984, and BSEE from SUNY Stony Brook, 1982. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Stony Brook in 2008.
EVP, Worldwide Sales & Marketing and Chief Revenue Officer
Ron brings to Cirrus Data more than 30 years of experience in data center technologies and has executive level experience in finance, sales, business development, strategic partnerships and operational roles. He was previously President and CEO of Quality Uptime Services (formerly DSA Mission Critical Services) of Brookfield, CT, a data center services company providing emergency response and preventative maintenance for mission critical data center infrastructure, arriving there from his position as COO with Validus DC Systems, a company offering end-to-end DC power solution for data centers where he helped raised $17MM in private equity. During the previous five years he served as President and COO of data center power and cooling equipment re-manufacturer DSA Encore and Data Support Associates. Prior to joining the DSA group of companies, Ron was the Executive Vice President, COO and Treasurer of PointSpeed, a B2B eCommerce marketplace provider. He was formerly CFO of NovaSoft Systems a global enterprise software company, and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing of LGIC. Ron is a Certified Public Accountant, and he began his career with Ernst & Young and then PriceWaterhouseCoopers, spending 11 years serving financial and technology clients.
Senior Director, Customer Success
Alan Chen joined Cirrus Data in 2021 and was appointed the Senior Director of Customer Success in 2022. Alan joined the team with more than 25 years of experience building global technical support teams. Prior to Cirrus Data, Alan was the VP of Engineering at ProphetStor Data Services, a leading AIOps vendor that helps enterprises optimize cloud resources and accelerate application performances. Before joining ProphetStor Data Services, he spent over 12 years as the VP of Engineering and Technical Services at FalconStor Software.
VP of Sales – Americas, and Global Market Strategy
With over 30 years of experience in the global enterprise storage marketplace, Mark Greenlaw brings essential industry knowledge and relationships to Cirrus Data. He joined us in 2019 and was instrumental shaping the company’s Cirrus Migrate On-Premises and new Cirrus Migrate Cloud go-to-market strategy. Additionally, Mark has been essential in unlocking new partnerships and scaling revenue growth for on-premise and hybrid storage data migrations.
VP of Technology
Aidan McArdle is Cirrus Data’s VP of Technology and leads the company’s global services programs that solve complex data mobility issues for our partners and customers. Aidan joined Cirrus Data in 2018 after spending almost 18 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he developed a global services program there.
He also serves as our Partner Enablement Director for the EMEA region and works closely with OEM on Sales, Pre-Sales, Strategy and Partnership to develop opportunities and provide comprehensive digital transformation solutions.
Executive Director of Cloud Business Development
Stephen Pelletier is Cirrus Data’s Executive Direct of Cloud Business Development responsible for enabling Cirrus Data’s corporate strategy with leading public clouds. This includes driving the company’s growth through strategic partnerships and joint sales agreements.
Stephen officially joined Cirrus Data in 2022. He was an early investor in the company and transitioned to a full-time role due to the tremendous opportunity for the company. Prior to his career at Cirrus Data, Stephen built two other technology companies that are now part of larger organizations.
VP of Marketing
Jocelyn Philbrook is the Vice President of Marketing at Cirrus Data, leading the global marketing efforts for the company. She is responsible for marketing Cirrus Data’s solutions and services, stewarding the brand, driving market awareness, and creating market demand programs. Before joining Cirrus Data in 2022, Jocelyn was the managing partner with the technology marketing agency ICE Worldwide. Known for translating complex technology into marketing programs that resonate with buyers, Jocelyn is a two-time winner of the Stevie Award – Entrepreneur of the Year and three-time winner of the American Graphic Design Award. Prior to ICE Worldwide, Jocelyn spent over 12 years leading investor relations and global marketing for public technology companies.
VP of Sales, EMEA
Alan Sharpe is the VP of Sales for EMEA at Cirrus Data Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s go-to-market activities across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Alan joined Cirrus Data in 2019 as the Director of Sales for EMEA. Following Cirrus Data’s 2022 growth in EMEA, Alan was appointed as the VP of Sales for EMEA.
Alan has spent more than 30 years in sales for technology organizations. He is renowned for building global sales organizations for start-ups and larger organizations.
VP of Engineering
Sammy joined the CDS team in 2012 and works alongside Wai Lam, the company’s Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer to develop CDS solutions. With the growth in the cloud migration data management marketplace and the number of Data Galaxy deployments underway worldwide, Tam’s focus on leading the engineering team is critical to enabling Wai to focus on the strategic direction of Cirrus Data’s technology.
VP / GM, APAC Operations
Stanley has over 15 years of technical experience in the network storage industry. Stanley is responsible for providing technical services and for growing business in the regions of greater APAC. Prior to joining Cirrus Data Solutions, Stanley was the VP of Professional Services in FalconStor Software for over 10 years, after serving various management positions across Quality Assurance, Global Technical Support, and Technical Training, where his extensive knowledge and expansive expertise provided superb leadership in those divisions. Stanley received a BS in Computer Science from Dowling College.