NetIQ names Steve Stavridis Product Marketing Manager for PlateSpin in Asia Pacific
MELBOURNE – 28 June 2012 – NetIQ, an operating unit of the Attachmate Group, today announced the appointment of Steve Stavridis as PlateSpin Product Marketing Manager for NetIQ Asia Pacific. Stavridis will be responsible for the development and management of the PlateSpin portfolio and driving revenue growth for the NetIQ business unit in the region.
With more than 17 years’ experience in the IT industry, Stavridis brings with him extensive data centre solutions knowledge, including storage architecture and design, information management, backup and disaster recovery. He previously held positions at Sun Microsystems, Dimension Data, CNI Group and Integration Design.
Prior to joining The Attachmate Group, Stavridis was a Senior Systems Engineer for Symantec, where he was responsible for providing technical pre-sales and architecture design support to large enterprise corporations and government agencies across Australia and New Zealand.
“As part of our growth strategy, we have continued to make important appointments that will drive the company forward. Steve’s breadth and depth of industry experience will accelerate the success of the PlateSpin portfolio in the region, which we believe is a huge opportunity,” said Boris Ivancic, vice president and general manager for the Attachmate Group in APAC.
Based in Australia, Stavridis will build on the high-level of credibility the Platespin product suite already has in the Asia Pacific region. With minimal marketing spend, NetIQ tripled the number of PlateSpin customers in the region within three years.
With security being a core focus for many enterprises, there is a huge opportunity with managed service providers in Asia Pacific, helping them to ensure their customer data is not only secure but can be back up and running quickly should disaster strike.
“The opportunity is twofold. Firstly, with recent events such as those in Japan and Christchurch, companies realise they need to protect their data in the wake of natural disasters. Secondly, with the growth in cloud and virtualisation, companies need to be sure their data is secure and that if data centers go down for any reason or they have issues, they can recover their data quickly and reduce downtime,” added Stavridis.
NetIQ is an enterprise software company with relentless focus on customer success. Leveraging its WorkloadIQ approach, NetIQ helps customers manage dynamic, highly distributed business application environments across hybrid physical, virtual and cloud environments. For information on how our Application&Service Management and Virtualization&Cloud Management solutions yield reduced cost, complexity and risk, contact us.