"We are delighted to have someone with Peter's experience and calibre join New Relic. He will be instrumental in delivering our industry-leading observability solutions to help our customers bring new perspectives in delivering return on investment for their digital assets," said New Relic APJ senior vice president Ben Goodman.
"Driven by the pandemic, businesses are aggressively looking for ways to enhance their digital offerings. Observability offers real-time visibility across systems with powerful telemetry data, and the ability to correlate, contextualise and visualise the data for impactful business insights. We're thrilled that Peter will spearhead our push to deliver the benefits of observability to customers."
Marelas brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry to his new role.
He joins the company from Dell Technologies, where he most recently served as APJ data protection solutions CTO.
Before his decade at Dell and EMC, Marelas held architect positions at Telstra, Symantec and Storage Technologies. Earlier in his career he worked as a senior consultant at Fulcrum Consulting after a short period in systems and network administration.
He is currently completing a masters in data science with James Cook University, and holds seven patents relating to data management, data storage, machine learning and cloud.
"New Relic is at the forefront of enabling some of the world's biggest and most highly regarded companies to achieve business success," said Marelas.
"I am thrilled to be joining some of the best and brightest minds in the industry. I look forward to adding enormous value in reshaping the digital transformation journey of our customers in the region so they can confidently future proof their businesses and overcome the toughest and most complex challenges with our leading observability solutions."