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N-able Appoints New General Manager and New Vice President of Product Management for Data Protection Business

Global MSP provider adds two positions to transform data protection as a service and accelerate cloud-first strategy

N-able, Inc. , the purpose-built technology partner for managed services providers (MSPs), announced the appointment of two new leaders to its backup business. Chris Groot was formerly VP of sales and go-to-market for N-able and has been promoted to general manager. He will lead all key functions critical to delivering long-term, sustainable growth, including strategy and product development. Stefan Voss has been named VP of product management. In this newly created role, he will help drive the data protection business in a growing market segment with tremendous upside. These appointments underscore N-able’s commitment to helping its partners better protect both their own businesses and those of their customers.

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“A few of the things that I’m excited about in joining N-able are our focus on managed services, our cloud-first, SaaS-based platform, and our cloud-first approach to data protection-as-a-service”

Continuing the industry transformation to a cloud-first approach to backup, N-able is at the forefront of the rapidly growing data protection-as-a-service (DPaaS) market. According to the November 2020 IDC Worldwide Data Protection as a Service Forecast, the DPaaS market is expected to grow from $7.7B in 2020 to $15.3B in 2024.

N-able’s backup solutions will give customers the flexibility to modernize data protection—from rapid restore to ransomware recovery to long-term data retention. N-able delivers a straightforward, direct-to-cloud backup product with cloud storage included. This allows IT services providers to standardize on one solution and manage backups across many data sources from a single dashboard. N-able’s cloud-first backup solution reduces cost and complexity, enabling more simple, reliable, and efficient data protection service delivery.

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“Our focus on transforming the data protection-as-a-service market with a cloud-first approach will enable businesses to modernize backup to protect their apps and data, reduce downtime, and save time and money—while technicians gain unexpected simplicity,” said Groot. “I’m looking forward to helping drive N-able’s next phase of growth and inspiring new product enhancements that our partners can depend on for a more holistic approach to data protection and security.”

“A few of the things that I’m excited about in joining N-able are our focus on managed services, our cloud-first, SaaS-based platform, and our cloud-first approach to data protection-as-a-service,” said Voss. “There are very few opportunities where you can join a company like N-able that is at the intersection of major market trends, poised for growth, and has the ability to invest in both people and technology. This will continue to drive innovation and create new opportunities for businesses of all sizes.”

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