Erin Steinmetz | July 23, 2014
Innovative industry leader well positioned to grow the company’s cloud and managed services offerings.
Arraya Solutions announced today the appointment of Jim McKernan to the role of Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions. In this role, McKernan will oversee the Microsoft, VMware, and Arraya 365+TM Managed Services practice areas. He will report to David Bakker, Arraya’s chief technology officer.
A respected industry veteran, McKernan is a high performance leader with more than 20 years of services, software, and solutions sales success. Most recently, McKernan served as Senior Director, Enterprise Services at VMware, where he led a team of services sales executives and solution architects targeted at the largest enterprise and global accounts in the east division. In this role his focus was on selling VMware’s SDDC, Hybrid Cloud, and End-User Mobility solutions, leveraging a growing portfolio of customized consulting services offerings. McKernan notably created and built the first Cloud Practice and Management & Automation Practice at the company. Before joining VMware in 2006, McKernan served as Global Client Solutions Director – EMC Consulting Services at EMC.
“We are very excited to welcome a leader of Jim’s caliber to the Arraya team,” said David Bakker, CTO of Arraya Solutions. “He has been recognized for his breadth of knowledge in delivering, developing, and positioning strategic services and solutions on a global scale, which adds exciting experience to Arraya and our customers’ executive team. We look forward to Jim playing an integral role in Arraya’s dynamic strategy.”
“I believe that Arraya is uniquely positioned to accelerate their growth and take advantage of the changes taking place in the IT business today,” said McKernan.” The intimacy and partnership they have with their customers will enable even faster solution creation and transformation as IT becomes a consumer driven service and IT leadership seeks even greater relevance with their business partners.”
McKernan’s industry relationships and experience with the channel environment will be an asset to Arraya’s consulting business, which includes Microsoft, Office 365, virtualization, data storage and information management, borderless networks, collaboration, and unified compute and fabric; as well as its growing managed services portfolio. Arraya has been providing managed services since 2009 and launched the 365+ suite of products in 2012, including Protect 365+ cloud-based backup, Alert 365+ enterprise monitoring and support, Manage 365+ managed infrastructure, Recover 365+ virtual disaster recovery, and Cloud 365+ infrastructure as a service.
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