NetApp (NTAP) has promoted Jay Kidd, formerly the head of product strategy and development for...

|By:, SA News Editor

NetApp (NTAP) has promoted Jay Kidd, formerly the head of product strategy and development for its data management products, to the newly-created position of CTO. NetApp has also hired Jonathan Kissane, formerly CA's corporate development head, to handle the new position of chief strategy officer. The appointments come as NetApp faces tough competition from both incumbents such as EMC and H-P, and innovative upstarts such as Fusion-io and Violin Memory.