Wasabi Technologies Opens New Storage Region in Singapore; Appoints Michael King as Vice President/General Manager, APAC
Wasabi Technologies reaffirmed its commitment to the Asia-Pacific market with the opening of a new storage region located in Singapore. This marks Wasabi’s 13th storage region globally and its fourth in APAC, following Tokyo, Osaka, and most recently Sydney, as the company scales to meet the demand for high-performance, affordable cloud storage, and to be in closer proximity to its expansive customer and partner network. Additionally, Wasabi has appointed former SAS Institute Japan executive Michael King to serve as Vice President and General Manager, APAC, to lead the next stage of Wasabi’s growth in the region.
APAC is at the forefront of digital-first infrastructure and is the fastest growing region for cloud adoption globally. Wasabi has undertaken an expansive rollout to support the region with hot cloud storage that is 1/5th the cost of hyperscalers, with no fees for egress or API requests and no vendor lock-in. Businesses are able to securely and affordably store all of their data and access it the moment they need it without complex pricing tiers.
“It’s no secret that APAC is leading the digital revolution, and Wasabi is uniquely positioned to help organizations in the region capitalize on the enormous opportunity the cloud presents,” says David Friend, co-founder and CEO, Wasabi Technologies. “The addition of Michael King is a critical step as we fortify APAC operations and initiate our next phase of growth at a time when we are seeing incredible demand for our low cost, high performance, secure storage. His expertise is unmatched.”
As Vice President and General Manager, APAC, King will work out of Wasabi’s Tokyo headquarters to drive the rapid expansion of Wasabi’s go-to-market team, build and activate revenue generating channels and partnerships – including NTT Communications Corporation, DIS, Highreso, NESIC, and others – and to engage cloud storage customers across the area. King joins Wasabi after leading one the largest regions for SAS Institute globally. He has also held significant leadership roles in APAC for Sterling Commerce, Borland, Citrix, Autodesk and Rakuten.
“Wasabi is one of the most impressive, high-growth companies in the world with a superior cloud storage solution and a pacesetting channel program. There could not be a more exciting time for me to join Wasabi and take its APAC operations to the next level,” says King. “The simplicity and affordability of Wasabi hot cloud storage positions customers and partners for commercial success, and I am excited to grow our team and build the infrastructure to support our market prominence across APAC.”
Wasabi now serves customers in over 100 countries, storing data ranging from backups, disaster and ransomware recovery, archiving, video surveillance, sports data, media and entertainment files, and more.