Composable system startup DriveScale sets up EMEA office

Henk Jan Spanjaard has been hired to be a VP and general manager of EMEA for DriveScale as it enters Europe.

DriveScale is a composable systems startup, competing with HPE’s Synergy and systems from Liqid, Western Digital (OpenFlex) and, latterly, Dell EMC with its MX7000

The idea is that composable systems make up virtual server systems from pools of compute, storage and networking resources, which makes better use of those resources than stranding some of them in physical servers, converged or HCI systems where they can be left unused.

Spanjaard’s career features a series of similar posts with other US companies, such as NetApp.

Gene Banman, CEO of DriveScale, said the company is experiencing  high demand from Europe. He is “excited to be opening our first European office. Henk Jan is a strong addition to our growing team. His proven track record leading sales and operations of high tech companies will help us build market awareness and scale across EMEA regions.”