Quantum Corp has announced that Patrick Morel has been appointed as senior EMEA channel manager for scale-out storage. The new role will see him manage and expand Quantum’s distributor and reseller network in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
Morel will have a primary focus on the media & entertainment channels for Quantum’s StorNext 5 scale-out storage solution. With more than 30 years working in the broadcast industry, Patrick brings a wealth of experience in sales and channel management and will play a pivotal role in helping Quantum enhance its existing channel offering.
Patrick has held a number of senior sales and management roles during his time in the broadcast industry. Before joining Quantum, he worked at Snell Ltd and Chryon Pro-Bel – during this time he played a key part in the Pro-Bel and Snell & Wilcox merger in 2009. He’s also worked at Inelco France. He’ll report directly to Gabriel Chaher, vice president, EMEA sales & marketing at Quantum and will be located in the Paris office.
“Quantum has led the way in storage for many years and are passionate about building on their existing network of partners in the channel for the media & entertainment sector. I’m excited to be part of this effort, and helping to support channel partners. I’m looking forward to the challenge,” says Patrick Morel.
Quantum’s StorNext 5 platform provides among the most advanced content workflow management in the industry, including best-in-class performance and scalability for file sharing and collaboration. It also offers fully automated, storage tiering that enables customers to match the most cost-effective storage medium with their data access requirements.
In addition to tape, StorNext can archive content to Quantum’s Lattus extended online storage, a petabyte-scale, object storage-based solution that provides quick and easy access to content for reuse and re-monetisation.