Mike Collins appointed Head of European channel sales at Connected Data

CMS Distribution brings Connected Data’s Transporter to Europe

CMS Distribution has won exclusive rights for Connected Data’s new private cloud storage solution in Europe.

Transporter from Connected Data is a private cloud storage device for syncing, sharing, accessing, and protecting data. The device was brought to market in 2013 and Connected Data has received more than $6 million in venture capitalist funding to date.

Transporter offers the same excellent user experience of popular cloud services such as Dropbox but with one major difference – data is only stored on the user’s own Transporter and authorised computers and is never stored in the cloud.

Tony Craythorne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Connected Data, said: “The evolution of storage technology comes from the need for private access and secure control when it comes to sharing personal and private data – regardless if you are a consumer or a business.

“To have secured the commitment and support for the European launch from CMS Distribution is essential to awareness and adoption of private cloud storage solutions such as Transporter. The team at CMS Distribution understands fully how Transporter can benefit the reseller channel, and will play a crucial role in educating the market about the advantages of Transporter.”

Mike Collins has also been appointed Head of European channel sales at Connected Data. Mike brings more than 20 years experience in UK channel sales working with storage brands including Overland, Quantum and Drobo. He joins the company directly from Rimage where he held the position of Regional Sales Director North & Eastern Europe & Middle East for over two years.

Sven Mahon-Daly, Enterprise Category Manager at CMS Distribution, said: “CMS Distribution seeks to partner with innovative, market-changing storage brands that deliver solid value and clear benefits to our customers – and Transporter does exactly that. Mike has a stellar reputation for delivering new storage solutions to the market and we’re excited to be working with him and the rest of the Connected Data team.”

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