Feeds

InMage dumps CEO

Co-founder takes over

Build a business case: developing custom apps

InMage, a startup selling disk-based recovery software, has elevated co-founder and chairman Kumar Malavalli to its CEO position, dispensing with long-term CEO John Ferraro.

InMage's Scout application is used for application replication and recovery across wide area networks. HDS resells it.

Ferraro's LinkedIn page still has him listed as InMage CEO, a position he took up in 2006.

Malavalli was a co-founder and former chief technology officer of Brocade. InMage says he will focus on "growth of channel partnerships with OEM and resellers, business and customer acquisition, and leveraging the core strengths of the award-winning product line into emerging markets." It sounds like not enough of this stuff was happening under Ferraro and the business was under-performing.

Malavalli's canned quote in the announcement reads: "I'm so pleased with the growth and success that InMage has experienced since its inception a decade ago and know there is great potential to continue growing our business, market share and OEM/channel partner base."

I think we can interpret this as meaning InMage's recent growth and success has been underwhelming. There is potential but it hasn't been taken advantage of.

He added: "[I] know there is a significant opportunity to leverage InMage's product strengths into a greater market share, both with our cloud offerings and unified backup replication product suite."

The company has issued no statement about, or mention of, John Ferraro, nor any mention of his resigning to pursue fresh challenges, etc. He has just ... gone. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in
He walked over the broken glass, killed the thugs... and er... reconnected the cables*
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud
Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
VVOL update: Are any vendors NOT leaping into bed with VMware?
It's not yet been released but everyone thinks it's the dog's danglies
BlackBerry: Toss the server, mate... BES is in the CLOUD now
BlackBerry Enterprise Services takes aim at SMEs - but there's a catch
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.