Excelero Appoints Pioneering Cloud Technologist to Executive Team
Jeff Whitaker, new VP of Product, will help Excelero debut an expanded lineup of solutions that help IT teams optimize their data storage architectures for a cloud-first era
SAN JOSE, CA September 28, 2021 – Excelero, provider of solutions for the most demanding public and private cloud workloads, named longtime enterprise IT technology leader Jeff Whitaker as its Vice President of Product. With organizations embracing public cloud deployments for even their most demanding, low-latency IT applications, Jeff’s pioneering expertise in storage and networking solutions for the public cloud will help Excelero define and build breakthrough storage offerings for a cloud-first era.
Based in Silicon Valley, Jeff has over 20 years of experience in developing innovative storage, semiconductor and networking solutions – including over a decade building products that help customers move complex IT environments to run on the top three public cloud providers. He joins Excelero from NetApp, where he was a founding member of the NetApp cloud team that defined its first cloud-based products – solutions that became the bedrock of the company’s highly successful cloud business. In his most recent role as NetApp’s senior manager of hyperscaler portfolio marketing, Jeff worked directly with Microsoft to conceptualize and deliver NetApp cloud-first product offerings. As a NetApp product manager before that, he developed NetApp’s virtual storage appliance technology and took it from a corporate development idea to a core component of NetApp’s cloud and software defined storage (SDS) strategy.
A perennial disruptor with a passion for emerging technologies that helps ignite growth, Jeff also managed a global team of sales engineers at Silicon Optix, turning a high-touch, consulting focused engine into a team that was efficient and cost-effective at delivering high volume solutions for customers. He also held senior roles in sales engineering and product marketing at Tzero Technologies, National Semiconductor and Mellanox. Jeff holds a BSEE from California State University at Chico.
“At the heart of every disruptive company are leaders who continually find simpler, smarter ways to solve customers’ pain points. Jeff is exactly that kind of talent for enterprise IT, and an outstanding complement to Excelero’s core engineering team with his in-depth Microsoft Azure expertise. We are delighted to leverage his extensive hybrid- and multi-cloud background as we prepare to commercialize our next set of solutions for other leading public clouds,” said Yaniv Romem, CEO at Excelero.
Excelero provides reliable, cost-effective, scalable, high-performance storage solutions for customers with artificial intelligence, machine learning, high-performance computing, database acceleration and analytics workloads. Excelero’s software brings a new level of storage capabilities to public clouds, paving a smooth transition path for such IO-intensive workloads from on-premises to public clouds and supporting digital transformation.
Excelero’s flagship product NVMesh® transforms NVMe drives into enterprise-grade protected storage that supports any local or distributed file system. Featuring data-center scalability, NVMesh provides logical volumes with data protection and continuous monitoring of the stored data for reliability. High-performance computing, artificial intelligence and database applications enjoy ultra-low latency with 20 times faster data processing, high-performance throughput of terabytes per second and millions of IOs per second per compute node. As a 100% software-based solution, NVMesh is the only container-native storage solution for IO-intensive workloads in Kubernetes. These capabilities make NVMesh an optimal storage solution that drastically reduces storage cost of ownership while boosting scalability and performance.
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Mary Kae Marinac
US PR Contact
A3 Communications for Excelero