Quantum Corp. announces the appointment of Bassam Tabbara as chief technology officer. He will be responsible for driving the company’s long-term technology strategy in scale-out storage, archive and data protection.
Commenting on the latest appointment, Jon Gacek, president and CEO of Quantum said, “As reflected in our 74 percent scale-out storage growth this past year, more and more customers are turning to Quantum to help maximize the business value of their data.”
“Bassam has already advanced our thinking about how we can enable these customers to drive future success, leveraging his broad experience in developing new innovations to meet evolving storage demands. We look forward to drawing on Bassam’s technology perspective and vision across the company.”
Since joining Quantum, Tabbara has played a key role in defining the company’s cloud technology direction and in the development of its new Q-Cloud service offerings.
At Symform, Tabbara built a revolutionary cloud storage platform from the ground up, ultimately storing billions of objects for users and small businesses across 170 countries. Before that, he spent 12 years at Microsoft in key leadership roles where he worked on a number of key initiatives, including Microsoft Research, MSN, Windows, Visual Studio and System Center. Tabbara also holds more than 30 patents.
“We are at a critical junction where cloud innovations are disrupting traditional enterprise infrastructure and approaches,” said Tabbara. “I’m excited about working with the rest of the Quantum executive team to deliver on solutions optimized for tomorrow’s enterprise.”
Tabbara has more than 20 years of experience in strategic product development — identifying and delivering on innovation opportunities.