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Online Backup Provider, Vembu Technologies Appoints New V.P.

Cliff Boodoosingh on May 29, 2009
St. Louis (PRWEB) May 28, 2009 -- Vembu Technologies, a global leader in online backup software ( solutions, today announced the appointment of Randy J. Whitehead as Vice President of Strategic Business Development. Reporting to Vembu's President, Lakshmanan Narayan, Randy will primarily be responsible for growing Vembu's business in the United States and Canada, with a focus on channel partnerships with managed service providers, hosting companies, storage appliance vendors and telecom companies looking to provide their customers online backup services.

"Our StoreGrid software solution powers the online backup services business of more than 1,250 service providers worldwide, and more than 850 of these service providers are based in North America," said Sekar Vembu, CEO of Vembu Technologies. "Randy's deep experience in operations and sales, coupled with his years of experience in the online backup market, will help to further catalyze our rapid growth in the service provider market."

"Vembu is amazingly well-positioned to leverage the explosion that is happening in the managed backup space, and it is exciting to be a part of it," said Mr. Whitehead. "I believe we've only seen the tip of the iceberg so far, and I look forward to supporting and further accelerating Vembu's fantastic growth in recent times."

Prior to Vembu, Randy was co-founder and COO of Arsenal Digital Solutions (acquired by IBM), a leading player in the business of providing data protection services to major hosting providers around the world. Randy has more than 20 years experience in outsourcing solutions and operations, system integration and business development. He was also at StorageTek, where he was responsible for the industry's first implementation of a storage utility solution and the structuring of large outsourcing/utility deals, as well as the operation and delivery of managed storage services. He has also held senior positions with IBM, British Telecom, Data General and AT&T. Randy Whitehead's full biography can be found here (

About Vembu

Vembu Technologies ( is a leader in providing cost effective, network based, disk to disk backup software solutions. Vembu's flagship product StoreGrid, which backs up desktops and servers, comes in three editions. StoreGrid Service Provider Edition ( powers the managed online backup services business of thousands of MSPs, VARs, ISPs and Managed Hosting Providers. StoreGrid Professional ( and Education Editions ( are trusted by thousands of SMBs and educational institutions worldwide for on-premise and centralized backups for their geographically distributed and heterogeneous environments. Vembu's solutions also work with leading cloud computing platforms including Amazon, Parascale, Caringo & Nirvanix. Vembu has won many awards and has been recognized by various leading industry bodies. For more information, please visit

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