NOTE From DSA Editor: Software Defined Storage is becoming one of the "HOT" technologies, companies who have a revenue model built on storage hardware are going to have to think carefully about how they navigate this. As companies like ProphetStor emerge and people start to understand what they have to offer, software is likely to become more important that the underlying hardware. It will become much easier to incorporate more commodity storage into an enterprise architecture. ProphetStor are obviously taking the Asian market very seriously, it is rare that we see such investment across Asia from a US company still in its early stages.
ProphetStor Establishes New Office in China and Gains Bigger Footprint in Asia
Opening of Shanghai Office Commences with Appointment
of Robert Ye as General Manager
MILPITAS, CA., April 23, 2014 — ProphetStor Data Services, Inc., a leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), today announced further expansion into Asia with an office opening in Shanghai, along with the appointment of Robert Ye as General Manager of China.
"ProphetStor’s China office signals a strong footstep towards one of the world’s most dynamic and rewarding markets. With Robert leading the charge, we see great potential for developing alliances with key players in China’s IT industry," said Eric Chen, CEO of ProphetStor. "Specifically, all Chinese partners will get direct and effective local support, which will facilitate the company’s go-to-market.”
The new establishment will provide pre-sales and post-sales support, customer service and technical assistance to ProphetStor's growing base of customers in China. Companies that share the need for reduced storage complexity can now enjoy the numerous benefits of ProphetStor Federator, an integrated software-defined storage management platform that simplifies and automates storage discovery, abstraction, and delivery, freeing storage users from complex, and often confusing storage management software associated with various storage systems.
“The amount of data being stored will continue to grow at a rapid pace, and it is the challenge as well as opportunity we are facing with cloud computing. Federator SDS of Prophetstor represents the new generation of Software-Defined Storage for today’s computing environment of the cloud, analytics and high-performance computing,” said Xu Lei, Vice Chairman of China Software Industry Association. “With the new Shanghai office, ProphetStor will bring leading technology to the PRC market to benefit local customers and the eco system.”
ProphetStor is also recruiting channel partners, value added distributors and integrators to provide consultancy, design, deployment and post-implementation support for Enterprise customers. The company will also conduct workshops, seminars and boot camps to provide awareness and education for both partners and customers in its Shanghai office.
Mr. Ye will be responsible for sales and marketing, technical services, channel partners and strategic alliances. He has over 17 years of experience as a global technology executive and entrepreneur. In the past decade alone, Robert has repeatedly and successfully established an APAC presence for many international companies, including Intel, FalconStor Software and Computer Associates (now known as CA Technologies).
About ProphetStor Data Services, Inc.
ProphetStor Data Services, Inc., a leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), provides federated storage solutions to enable data centers to scale out and cut storage costs greatly for both commercial and open source solutions.
ProphetStor was founded in 2012 by seasoned storage experts, with extensive experience in cloud computing platforms, software based networked storage, data services, and BC/DR solutions.
Headquartered in Milpitas, California, ProphetStor has branch offices in Asia-Pacific regions to serve international customers. For more information, visit