To manage the UK and Ireland region, Centreon has appointed Juan Lyall as country manager. Lyall is 20-year software veteran with expertise in IT infrastructure and partner management. He has a brief to execute on an MSP and partner-first strategy.
Centreon solutions look to automate the regular and predictable network issues that operations staff often fix manually. Alarms from network equipment could be investigated by a support bot so IT staff only need to intervene on more complex issues and can spend more time on strategic projects. Centreon says there is an opportunity for the channel to sell this technology, with MSPs outside of the UK already doing so.
“We are very happy with the global growth demand for our software and the strong development of our partner network to cover international markets”, said Marc-Antoine Hostier, chief revenue officer at Centreon. “This UK opening is an important milestone in our growth strategy. I am also very happy to welcome Juan to our team, he has a perfect knowledge of the local IT and business challenges to support our MSP and partners first go-to-market strategy.”
Lyall added, “I am thrilled to join Centreon at such an amazing time in the company’s international development. Even more than elsewhere in Europe, British CIOs will be actively looking to enrich their IT Operations stacks to help them keep up with post-Covid acceleration of digital transformation projects. My main focus will be to expand our network of partners in the UK to help accelerate the adoption of the Centreon platform, and help UK MSPs serve joint customers with mission-critical IT.”
Centreon has 200,000 users and 600 MSP and enterprise clients across its existing operations in France, North America, Benelux, DACH, Spain and Italy.