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, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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

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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