Industry Veteran Guy Koster Joins SIOS as EMEA Sales & Business Development DirectorOctober 31, 2019
SIOS Technology Corp., the industry pioneer in providing IT resilience through intelligent application availability, today announced the appointment of Guy Koster as EMEA Sales & Business Development Director.
“The trend for enterprises to transfer critical applications to the cloud is an ongoing, significant opportunity for SIOS, because doing so requires our deep, expert understanding of the complexities around high-availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) in cloud environments. For example, both AWS and Azure have solutions which don’t bridge the hybrid/multi-cloud environment, while our DR and HA solutions provide protection both on-premises and across any Cloud platforms. I’m looking forward to working with the channel to deliver our solutions to enterprises across EMEA,” said Koster.
A strong advocate for indirect sales strategies, Koster’s most recent role was as a senior director Westcon-Comstor, a global channel distributor of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions and services, where he led corporate relationships with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. Prior to that, he led the Cloud and Unified Communications sales divisions for EMEA. Under his tenure, Westcon-Comstor won over 25 channel and vendor awards.
He has enjoyed more than 30 years of success in building and leading high performance cross-functional teams in the ICT industry, in both start-up and mature organizations. He has spent more than 20 years in international roles, including senior sales leadership, strategic alliances, go-to-market and strategy development, channel management, program management and product marketing/management roles.
Guy Koster is the latest industry veteran to join SIOS’ senior management team, following the additions of executives Jim Caro (SVP Sales), Frank Jablonski (VP Marketing), Michael Bilancieri (VP Product), Kevin Williams (SVP Engineering) and Cassius Rhue (VP Customer Experience). SIOS solutions meet growing demand for high availability clustering software for critical applications like SQL Server, Oracle, and SAP, operating in physical, virtual and cloud environments. SIOS’ new customer business for cloud deployments is growing in excess of 100% year-over-year.