IBM storage has a new boss: The same one it had six years ago
IBM has a new storage boss, Ed Walsh, Storage Division General Manager, replacing interim GM Greg Lotko who keeps his VP development slot in the unit. Walsh had been CEO and president of copy data management company Catalogic since July 2014. He joined Big Blue for the first time in 2010 when it bought Storwize, a storage array startup with compression technology. After leaving IBM in September 2013 he became a strategy consultant at ESG, taking on the Catalogic CEO post the following year. Before that, he was CEO at server virtualisation company Virtual Iron between 2007 and 2009. The company was bought by Oracle in May 2009. Ten years ago Walsh was CEO of deduping backup startup Avamar (between June 2005 and November 2006). That firm was bought by EMC. He then became Avamar GM and VP at EMC, leaving to run Virtual Iron.