Names, Faces and Storage Places

Just three moves for you in this edition of Storage People moves.

Let’s begin with Guy Churchward, who has become executive chairman at Datera, just two months after joining the startup’s board. Datera’s software runs on x86 servers, and provides scale-out data services to applications, provisioning block or object storage and supporting containers.

Churchward also sits on the boards of Druva, a data protection vendor, and FairWarning, a SaaS supplier of data protection and governance for electronic health records, Salesforce, Office 365, and other cloud applications.

Guy Churchward, Exec Chairman for Datera

He has written a blog explaining how and why he has joined these three boards.


Former Tegile marketing head Rob Commins has jumped ship from Western Digital to take a berth at VMWare.  His new job title isdirector for strategic marketing for vSAN and he reports to to Lee Caswell, VMware’s VP for storage products and availability.

Commins was senior director for commercial and enterprise brand marketing at WD, which acquired him in August 2017 along with Tegile, the flash/hybrid array startup.


Redstor has hired Gareth Case as its chief marketing officer. The company sells backup, disaster recovery, archive, search and data management software in the UK and Africa. And it wants to treble its revenues in three years. So Case is on the case.