A10 Networks goes on an expansion spree

A10 Networks, the technology leader in Application Networking, has announced significant investment in the Middle East region including new sales, presales and support staff, offices and partnerships.

Glen Ogden, Regional Sales Director, Middle East, A10 Networks.
Glen Ogden, Regional Sales Director, Middle East, A10 Networks.

A10 appointed Glen Ogden as Regional Sales Director for the Middle East region. Glen has over 15 years combined experience in Application Delivery and Network Security, holding positions with F5, NetScaler, Cogneto, Nokia and Qualys. Glen holds a post-graduate degree in International Business from Hull University, United Kingdom.

Nidal Taha continues in his role as Strategic Consultant for A10, helping drive the team that has been hired whilst aiding the search for additional candidates. Nidal has directly contributed to the fast success of A10’s Middle East operation with appointments of key Middle East channels and strategic account wins.

In the first three quarters of 2013, A10 has seen huge growth in the Middle East region and is looking to recruit additional positions for 2014 to help its dedicated team provide increased local sales and technical pre-sales. A10 also committed to have an Engineering Support Team based in KSA in addition to an indirect channel model across the region.

A10 has already had some key wins with strategic partners like SCOPE Middle East, Dar Beta-IT, Kuwaiti Digital Computer Company (Kuwait) and SEE Systems Engineering (Egypt).

“The Middle East is growing incredibly fast for us as Internet usage, video on demand and big data projects start to take off,” said Nidal Taha, Strategic Consultant for A10. “Our commitment to the region includes working closely with customers and growing our channel community as well as educational activities.”

A10 will be exhibiting at the Gitex exhibition in October and the expansion in the Middle East region matches major growth for A10 over the last six months whereby during a period where many other technology vendors have imposed hiring freezes, A10 has also hired new EMEA region staff in Germany, France, UK, Italy and Sweden.

“Attracting the best people to A10 Networks is essential to support our growth. We are recruiting top personnel as fast as we can without impacting quality. Given the current demand and our technological advantages, I see A10 doubling in size in my region for years to come,” said Andre Stewart, VP of EMEA for A10 Networks.

A10 achieved record revenue in its fiscal year 2012, supported by offices in 23 countries, nearly 3,000 customers in over 45 countries, and nearly 600 employees—leading to No. 1 market share in Japan and No. 3 worldwide.A10 Networks provides cutting edge infrastructure optimising technology with a clearly defined path to support growing networks. Through investment in design, test and support services, A10 delivers a consistent and high performance solution that supports service provider and enterprise business models.

The award-winning A10 Thunder and AX Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) offer the industry’s best price/performance in a compact and highly efficient platform with the ability to scale for the requirements of the largest cloud, enterprise and service provider applications.

The annual GITEX Technology Week will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE and A10 Networks can be found in Hall 1 of the exhibition at stand number C1-09.