Wasabi expands APAC leadership with Southeast Asia country manager

Sunny Chua, Country Manager APAC at Wasabi Technologies

Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, has bolstered the demand for high-performance, affordable cloud storage in Southeast Asia with the addition of Sunny Chua as country manager. Under Chua’s leadership, Wasabi will help South East Asian partners accelerate their digital transformation initiatives with a cloud storage solution that enables enterprises to make the most of their data and improve their cloud infrastructure resiliency.

What does Chua bring to Wasabi in the new role?

Wasabi has seen tremendous growth in Asia Pacific, as the market has rapidly adopted technology and experienced accelerated data growth as a result. As Wasabi expands its presence in Asia, Chua brings over 20 years of experience in the technology industry and a broad business development background to build the company’s reach into local enterprises, and help companies improve economics and performance with a multi-cloud strategy.

He previously held business development roles for the APAC teams at HP and Microsoft, and most recently has grown the go-to-market leadership of regional startups in the tech space. Chua’s experience will be impactful as he fosters partner alliances and relationships in APAC.

“The explosion of data in ASEAN has led to the need for affordable data management solutions so enterprises can spend time on innovating and launching their business forward. I’m elated to join a firm with a singular focus on delivering the best cloud storage,” said Chua.

What is the market reach of Wasabi?

Wasabi is also expanding its presence in South East Asia with new partnerships, including Equinix, HYCU, Hanwha, Veeam, SiS Distribution and OneT Solutions. Chua’s appointment follows the recent addition of country managers in Australia and Japan, and the addition of Michael King as vice president and general manager of APAC. The new appointments follow the opening of four storage regions in Tokyo, Osaka, Sydney, and most recently, Singapore.

Wasabi recently announced it achieved unicorn status after closing $250 million in new funding, bringing the company’s valuation to over $1.1 billion. The funds will enable the company to expand into additional vertical markets and geographies, a testament to Wasabi’s vision to deliver a new generation of cloud storage architecture to the world.

In addition, Wasabi Technologies will be at the 2022 Cloud Expo Asia event in Singapore Oct. 11-12 at booth F45 where local leadership, partners and customers will be in attendance.

Join Michael King, Wasabi APAC VP and GM, at 9:45-10:05 a.m. SST Oct. 12 in the Digital Transformation Theater for a panel discussion featuring Wasabi partners Equinix and Veeam as they share how to uncover the full potential of edge computing for enterprises. King will be presenting at 11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m. SST Oct. 12 in the Next-Gen Cloud Strategy Theater on how the next gen of cloud architecture is changing the way firms use data storage.