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NetApp Confirms New CTO and CSO

By October 30, 2012

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NetApp, one of the leading cloud storage providers, announced that it has chosen Jonathan Kissane as its CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) and Senior VP, and the company's veteran, Jay Kidd as its CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and Senior VP.

These appointments are being considered very important for the company as the two newly chosen executives will now be taking up crucial roles in executing and developing NetApp's technology and business goals.

The company continues to improve its position and visibility in data management and cloud storage fields, and few days ago announced that it is planning to create over 460 new job opportunities by constructing a new data center in Durham.

The project is estimated to cost $75 million. Being SVP and CSO, Kissane is expected to oversee all development plans of the corporate for the company, which also includes equity investments and acquisitions, creating new strategic partnerships, and finding out and implementing different opportunities for any kind of technology collaboration, and also developing different strategic partnerships.

Kissane now reports directly the CEO and President of NetApp, Tom Georgen. Earlier he was working CA Technologies, where he served as Senior Vice President of corporate development. At CA, he was responsible for improving the company's position among the competitors and services of IT management.

Kidd, who will also be serving as SVP and CTO, will have tasks like developing the technological vision of the company in a type of industry, which is continuously affected by innovations like flash, cloud computing, virtualization, and overseas hosting.

So, let's see how NetApp progresses over the coming months with two new top level executives taking charge of the company.


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