maxresdefaultStorage provider Diablo Technologies has appointed former IBM veteran Alex Yost as its new president, the company announced Nov. 10. Yost will report to CEO and co-founder Riccardo Badalone, and will be tasked with managing the company’s product portfolio and marketing as Diablo looks to strengthen its management team.

“Memory channel storage is gaining wide adoption in the enterprise,” said Badalone in a statement. “Adding a prominent industry veteran such as Alex will expand the organizational capabilities of the leadership team and better position us for future growth.”

Diablo Technologies is an Ottowa-based storage provider best known for its memory channel storage (MCS) platform, which allows enterprises to virtualize and store low latency workloads using software and hardware architectures with non-volatile memory, according to the company. In August, Diablo announced the upcoming release of Carbon2, its second-generation MCS platform, and the subsequent release of its NanoCommit technology.

Prior to his appointment at Diablo, Yost led IBM’s high-end x86 server business (which was recently acquired by Lenovo) and helped to build the product line, according to the press release. Yost also has served as vice president of Strategy and Alliances at IBM and held various sales and channel management roles at Xerox.

“Earlier this year, I saw the value of Diablo’s products when I had the chance to announce a system that delivers 99x faster analytics using memory channel storage technology,” said Yost. “I look forward to broadening the leadership skillset and delivering Diablo-based products to a wider market.”