John R. Egan, the former long-time executive and board member at EMC Corporation, has joined the board of directors of Trilio, a cloud-native data protection solutions company for OpenStack and KVM.
Egan, the son of EMC co-founder Richard J. Egan, brings his decades of experience in the storage, data protection and infrastructure enterprise software industry to help drive Trilio’s growth in the market.
Egan currently serves as managing partner of Egan-Managed Capital, a private venture capital fund in Boston, Massachusetts. Egan co-founded Egan-Managed Capital during a sabbatical from EMC Corporation, where he was the EVP of Sales and Marketing for over a decade. There, he directed the development of EMC’s salesforce and market positioning and grew its annual sales a thousandfold to $3 billion.
According to David Safaii, chief executive officer at Trilio, “The adoption of cloud architectures is redefining the foundational infrastructure required to deliver on the benefits of cloud. Jack’s experience positioning disruptive technologies in mature spaces will prove valuable as we see the storage, data protection and infrastructure landscape going through not just an evolution but a revolution. We are delighted to add him to our board of directors.”
Egan added, “The rapid adoption of open source technologies and cloud native technologies have provided organizations with excellent flexibility and scalability, and Trilio serves a critical role in protecting this growing market. I’m pleased and eager to be a part of Trilio’s growth and success in the coming years.”
Trilio was founded in 2013 by EMC alumnus Murali Balcha with a mission to deliver better data protection and control to cloud users.
Today, Trilio is said to offer the only agentless, software-only solution that is native to OpenStack and KVM, providing self-service protection and recovery of entire workloads to the users of each platform. Architected for the cloud, TrilioVault can scale quickly with zero performance degradation.
Egan also serves on the board for other publicly traded and privately held companies, including NetScout Systems, Progress Software, and Verint Systems. He previously served on the board of EMC Corporation and VMWare, Inc.