Paul Barr Joins Red8 to Lead New Emerging Technologies Practice

by | Apr 9, 2018 | Newsroom

Solving complex IT challenges with modern infrastructure, Red8 helps customers achieve digital transformation

Costa Mesa, CA – April 9, 2018 – Red8, the industry expert in architecting today’s modern infrastructure, has named Paul Barr as its director of emerging technologies. As enterprises face more complex IT environments than ever, Paul joins Red8 to provide a dedicated focus on solving today’s customer challenges through a strategic approach to delivering transformative technology infrastructure solutions.

As leader of the new practice, Paul will be responsible for engaging and managing the partner eco-system necessary to address today’s IT priorities. He will focus on developing key relationships with emerging technology vendors, and furthering new solution offerings from existing partners. With expertise in the full range of cloud, datacenter, security and network infrastructure, Red8’s engineering excellence is aligned with today’s advanced technical requirements.

“Red8 is known for its ability to create solutions that solve difficult challenges and deliver significant operational and financial value to our customers. By bringing Paul on board, we have fortified our depth across the entire modern infrastructure spectrum,” said Frank Wiacek, president of Red8. “Paul’s contributions will ensure that Red8 continues to be the go to organization for the knowledge, experience and skillset that customers need to be successful for years to come.”

Paul brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry with corporations ranging in size from Fortune 500 to startups. His background in operations, product management, business development, sales and marketing is ideal for driving the emerging technologies practice at Red8. Paul has spent the last 12 years working with emerging technology businesses, such as ExtraHop Networks and another local VAR. Earlier he played a key role at Isilon Systems supporting the company through its IPO and eventual acquisition by EMC. Paul began his career at Intel.

“Red8 has an outstanding reputation in the industry and I am proud to be part of this forward looking, customer-first organization,” said Barr. “There are a lot of exciting developments emerging in the industry right now, and Red8 is in an ideal position to help customers successfully navigate their digital future.”

Paul is based in Red8’s headquarters in Orange County, California.

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Red8, a division of Insight Investments, LLC, is an IT solutions provider dedicated to solving critical technology challenges through modern infrastructure solutions. Recognized for its engineering excellence and consulting leadership, Red8 is a trusted partner to many of the nation’s largest corporations. Delivering flexible and scalable cloud, cybersecurity, connectivity and data center solutions. Digital transformation starts here. Visit: and follow @Red8IT.

Christy Kemp