Press Release

Excelero appoints HPC industry visionary Sven Breuner as Field CTO

Brings customer-centric innovation honed with BeeGFS to Excelero’s NVMesh® solution for shared NVMe at local performance

San Jose, CA – February 20, 2019  – Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, today announced that it has appointed High-Performance Computing (HPC) pioneer Sven Breuner as Field Chief Technical Officer (CTO.) With over a decade of leadership in the HPC industry, Sven will help expand the innovative capabilities in Excelero’s award-winning NVMesh® solution by anticipating customers’ future requirements while bringing deep technical and product knowledge to the field teams.

The creation of this new role at Excelero follows two successive record years of 4x revenue growth in FY17 and FY18 resulting from the broad adoption of Excelero NVMesh by major web-scale customers who are seeing the full potential of their NVMe drives unleashed and 60-70% reduced TCO. The NVMesh® solution enables shared NVMe across any network, combining the performance of local flash with the convenience of centralized storage, optimal for data analytics and machine learning applications and in media & entertainment post-production and HPC environments.

Sven joins Excelero from ThinkParQ, the company behind the BeeGFS software-defined parallel cluster file system and software-defined solution for scale-out storage, where he served for five years as CTO and CEO. The Germany-based company grew BeeGFS into an acclaimed solution that seamlessly scales and powers everything from small systems up to some of the largest and fastest supercomputing environments both on-premise and in the cloud. Sven began his career at the Fraunhofer Competence Center for High Performance Computing in Germany in 2005, and later led the Fraunhofer BeeGFS development team for several years.

“Many of our customers run scale-out file systems such as GPFS and BeeGFS on top of NVMesh, which gives Sven an in-depth technical perspective on the needs of Excelero’s target market,” said Lior Gal, CEO and co-founder of Excelero. “His broad expertise in building new and innovative solutions will be invaluable with organizations that look to Excelero for exceptional storage performance with their large-scale workloads. We are delighted to welcome Sven on board.”

“Excelero is transforming the way that organizations with performance-critical workloads approach NVMe, helping them take full advantage of modern NVMe drives and achieve a significant competitive advantage,” Breuner said. “I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting team and collaborate on a path of further innovation.”

About Excelero

Excelero delivers low-latency distributed block storage for web-scale applications. Founded in 2014 by a team of storage veterans and inspired by the Tech Giants’ shared-nothing architectures for web-scale applications, the company has designed a software-defined block storage solution that meets the low-latency performance and scalability requirements of the largest web-scale and enterprise applications.

Excelero’s NVMesh enables shared NVMe across any network and supports any local or distributed file system. Customers benefit from the performance of local flash with the convenience of centralized storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and reducing the overall storage TCO. NVMesh is deployed by major web-scale customers, for data analytics and machine learning applications and in Media & Entertainment post-production and HPC environments.

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