Cloud Management/IaaS: 6Fusion Grows Executive Team
6fusion, which provides cloud utility metering and management solutions for the IT channel, announced it has grown its executive team with the additions of Richard Martin as vice president, Worldwide Sales and Business Development, and Mark Riedeman as director of Software Development. Martin has held sales and channel-focused positions at companies including VMware and Nortel, while Riedeman is a veteran of Channel Advisor and iContact.
According to 6fusion’s press release, Martin’s eight years at VMware saw him play a major role in building the virtualization developer’s OEM business, working closely with companies such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
In Martin’s own words, here’s the appeal of moving from an established company such as VMware to upstart 6fusion, taken from a prepared statement:
The momentum around the cloud today is reminiscent of the early days of virtualization. 6fusion is at the forefront of this new technological wave, and I am excited to be joining the team at such a formative stage and working to build 6fusion into a true market leader.
As for Riedeman, 6fusion is promoting his background in “building and leading dynamic development organizations that create innovative, scalable cloud based software solutions.”
A quick refresher: the key to the 6fusion offering is the Workload Allocation Cube (WAC), which the company hypes as the best way to know exactly how much of your IaaS cloud computing resources a customer is using so you can bill accordingly. And in May 2011, the flagship 6fusion UC6 software got a major update to help partners take advantage of hybrid cloud deployment opportunities.
As recently as the Asigra Cloud Backup Partner Summit, I heard service providers buzzing — positively — about the 6fusion WAC model. A sign of channel success to come? Stay tuned to TalkinCloud for clues.