George Crump Joins VergeIO as CMO

Brings over 30 years IT industry experience to rapidly growing technology innovator 

Ann Arbor, Mich, January 10, 2023 — VergeIO, the Ultraconverged Infrastructure (UCI) company, today announced that veteran industry analyst George Crump is joining the team as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer, evangelizing VergeOS software as a better alternative to legacy hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and the public cloud. 

For 14 years, Crump was the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, a premier independent IT research firm covering the storage, backup virtualization, and cloud markets. As a writer, speaker, and strategic thinker, he focuses on giving IT practical insight into the solutions to data center problems. He has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, holding executive engineering, sales, and marketing positions. Before joining VergeIO, he was Chief Marketing Officer and then Chief Product Strategist at StorONE, an enterprise storage software provider. 

Crump’s appointment follows an expansion of VergeIO’s sales and technology advancements that have generated strong results.

“There is no one in our industry with George’s reputation and credibility when it comes to identifying the right products and technologies for organizations looking to improve IT operations and reduce total cost of ownership,” said Yan Ness, VergeIO CEO. “The IT community has long valued George’s experience, insight, and clarity. As our CMO, he can continue to help IT professionals address their most critical issues, like controlling cost, scaling to meet performance and capacity demands, and simplifying IT.”

“VergeIO and its VergeOS software embody what I’ve been advocating for years: organizations must find ways to reduce the cost and complexity of virtualization, storage, and networking infrastructures,” said Crump. “The root cause of the ever-increasing data center cost and complexity is today’s solutions are too niche and don’t address the scale problem. I believe VergeIO is the company that has broken through these challenges.”

George and Yan will host a live webinar, “How to Eliminate the Data Center Scale Problem,” this Thursday at 11:45 AM ET / 8:45 AM PT to explain how the VergeOS architecture eliminates the scale problem and leads to a far simpler and more cost-effective IT infrastructure. 

About VergeIO

The VergeOS software goes beyond HCI and converges the entire data center (virtualization, networking, and storage) into a cohesive data center operating system. The result is an ultraconverged infrastructure (UCI), that unifies the underlying hardware into a highly scalable global resource pool. 

Its simplicity of operation enables IT generalists to create virtual data centers (VDC) and assign specific resources from the global resource pool to deliver complete workload consolidation without risking performance integrity. VergeOS dramatically reduces IT spend and operational complexity compared to traditional three-tier architectures, HCI, or public cloud. VergeOS provides global inline deduplication, virtualized workloads with bare-metal performance, and comprehensive data protection.

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