SAN JOSE, Calif.(US), Sept. 30, 2015: Quantum Corp has announced the appointment of Bassam Tabbara as chief technology officer, with responsibility for driving the company’s long-term technology strategy as it builds on its leadership in scale-out storage , archive and data protection.
Tabbara has more than 20 years of experience in strategic product development — identifying and delivering on new innovation opportunities. He joined Quantum in August 2014 as part of its acquisition of Symform’s cloud platform, having served as the company’s CTO and co-founder.
Since joining Quantum, Tabbara has played a key role in defining the company’s cloud technology direction and in the development of its new Q-Cloud service offerings. These offerings enable customers to integrate the public cloud seamlessly into a multitier storage architecture that provides a unique combination of high performance and low cost.
At Symform, Tabbara built a revolutionary cloud storage platform from the ground up, ultimately storing billions of objects for users and small businesses across 170 countries. Before that, he spent 12 years at Microsoft in key leadership roles where he worked on a number of key initiatives, including Microsoft Research, MSN, Windows, Visual Studio and System Center. Tabbara also holds more than 30 patents.