NetApp hires industry expert Haiyan Song to lead its CloudOps business

Haiyan Song, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Operations at NetApp
Haiyan Song, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Operations at NetApp

NetApp®, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, welcomed Haiyan Song as the new Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Cloud Operations (CloudOps) Business. Song brings with her a wealth of industry experience and expertise, having most recently served as Executive Vice President and GM, Security and Distributed Cloud at F5.

What does Song bring to NetApp in the role?

In her new role, Song will serve as a key member of the executive leadership team and report directly to NetApp CEO George Kurian. Song will be responsible for leading NetApp’s CloudOps business, which delivers innovative solutions and services that enable organizations to harness the power and enormous potential of the cloud to drive business outcomes.

She will work closely with NetApp’s clients, partners, and product teams to extend NetApp’s hybrid, multi-cloud leadership. Prior to F5, Song held senior leadership positions at Splunk and HPE, and engineering leadership roles at database management and ecommerce companies.

Song is credited with implementing transformative initiatives that improved the competitive posture, and increased revenue in strategic business areas. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from Florida Atlantic University, studied at Tsinhua University in China, and completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program.

What does the appointment mean for NetApp?

George Kurian, CEO at NetApp
George Kurian, Chief Executive Officer at NetApp

Commenting on the appointment, George Kurian, CEO at NetApp, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Haiyan to the NetApp team. Her highly relevant and successful experience, and deep understanding of the cloud, data and security market will be invaluable as we continue to help our customers navigate the complexities of their multi-cloud journeys.”

“I am excited to join NetApp and lead the company’s efforts to be a strategic and operational partner to customers on their journey to the cloud and in the cloud. Cloud is a key enabler for the new digital world powered by data and AI, but organizations of all sizes are still grappling with the complexities of developing and operating in multi-cloud environments,” said Haiyan Song, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CloudOps at NetApp.

“I look forward to working with the talented team at NetApp to deliver innovative solutions to help customers better manage this complexity and unlock the full potential of the cloud.”