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Two Distinguished Honorees from WekaIO Recognized on CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel List

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the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for
data-intensive applications, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The
Channel Company, has named Barbara Murphy, VP of Marketing at WekaIO,
and Charla Bunton-Johnson, Director of Channel and Field Marketing at
WekaIO, to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. Each year,
CRN publishes its Women of the Channel list, recognizing female
executives for their accomplishments and the far-reaching impact they
have on the technology industry.

CRN editors select executives whose expertise and vision are deserving
of recognition as the most powerful women in the channel. The leaders on
this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem,
representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and
other IT organizations. Each is recognized for her contributions to
channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership.

Under the combined leadership of Murphy and Bunton-Johnson, WekaIO has
quickly grown from stealth to channel powerhouse. In the last year, they
have played key roles in developing strategic OEM, technology and
reseller partnerships for the company. They support the channel-first
culture with a 100% channel centric go-to-market focus. This duo scaled
strong partnerships with Dasher Technologies, Groupware, Hewlett Packard
Enterprise (HPE), Mark III Systems, Nephos Technologies, and Western
Digital and as such they have accelerated customer acquisition for
WekaIO representing use cases in artificial intelligence (AI), Machine
Learning, life sciences/genomics, finance, media and entertainment, and
high-performance computing (HPC). Murphy and Bunton-Johnson have built a
solid foundation to facilitate and enable channel sales, supporting the
hyperscale growth of WekaIO.

“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are
accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships,
incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in
their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This
accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are
proud to honor their achievements.”

“The channel is essential in establishing a strong pipeline of business
opportunities and cementing our position as a leader providing HPC class
storage for the enterprise,” said Liran Zvibel, Co-founder and CEO at
WekaIO. “Barbara and Charla have guided our channel strategy, creating a
program where our partners can grow top line revenue by offering
differentiated storage solutions to their customers.”

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of
CRN Magazine and online at

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our
dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and
innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we
connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end
users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we
draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for
ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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About WekaIO

WekaIO helps companies manage, scale and futureproof their data center
so they can solve real problems that impact the world. WekaIO Matrix™,
the world’s fastest shared parallel file system and WekaIO’s flagship
product, leapfrogs legacy storage infrastructures by delivering
simplicity, scale, and the best performance density per U, for a
fraction of the cost. In the cloud or on-premises, WekaIO’s NVMe-native
high-performance software-defined storage solution removes the barriers
between the data and the compute layer, thus accelerating artificial
intelligence, machine learning, genomics, research, and analytics