Suresh Vasudevan and other storage veterans join WekaIO advisory board to lead company into its next major growth phase
SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 21, 2018 – WekaIO, the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data intensive applications, today announced that seasoned storage professional Suresh Vasudevan, the CEO of open source container vendor Sysdig and former CEO of Nimble Storage, has joined its newly established advisory board. Joining Vasudevan on the advisory board is Bill Moore, former founder and CEO of rack-scale flash array startup DSSD which was acquired by EMC in 2014, and Randy Seidl, founder of Revenue Acceleration and formerly of EMC and Hewlett Packard.
The appointment of seasoned executives who have led companies to high growth will help accelerate WekaIO’s ability to scale revenue and customer acquisition. As CEO of Nimble Storage, from 2011 -2017, Vasudevan led the company from an early-stage startup through a successful IPO, and to a customer-base some 10,000-strong coupled with almost $500 million in annual revenue, before its acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Prior to that Vasudevan was CEO of Omneon, Inc., and before that spent nearly a decade at NetApp, where he held various senior executive positions.
“We are honored to have these tech leaders in data storage on our advisory team,” said Liran Zvibel, co-founder and CEO of WekaIO. “WekaIO has been on an explosive growth trajectory fueled by strategic partnerships and a growing customer base that value our product’s superiority as a scale-out storage solution capable of meeting customer requirements for performance, ease of use, and scalability.”
“I have aligned myself with WekaIO because I trust their vision and believe that Matrix will be instrumental in changing the way storage is provisioned in the datacenter,” said Suresh Vasudevan. “The industry is at a pivotal point where legacy file systems and storage appliances can’t support AI and deep learning workflows and the need for NVMe-optimized file systems is now.”
Before joining Walden International, a highly technical investment firm, Bill Moore was the Founder and CEO at DSSD, acquired by EMC in 2014. After acquisition Moore held the role of Senior Vice President and named as one of four EMC Fellows. Prior to DSSD, Moore was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems where he co-led the development of the ZFS filesystem and served as Chief Engineer for Storage. In addition to his numerous accolades, Moore was the first employee at 3PARdata, acquired by HPE, developing their platform software and key elements of their flexible volume manager algorithms.
As the CEO of Revenue Acceleration and Top Talent Recruiting, Randy Seidl has a passion to help companies grow. He is known for his unique ability to scale emerging growth and Fortune 500 technology companies. He has served as Board Chairman, Board Director, Chief Executive Officer, and SVP/General Manager in industry-leading organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, StorageTek, and EMC Corporation.
In the past year, WekaIO has announced several noteworthy partnerships, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner status, its partnership with HPE to develop all-flash HPC storage for AI, and a partnership with the San Diego Supercomputer Center for the latter to leverage WekaIO Matrix for advanced high-performance computing (HPC) research and development. Accolades include a CRN 2017 Tech Innovator Award and being named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner in April 2018. Additionally, its solution has become available on AWS Marketplace, the company was awarded nine patents with 52 more identified, it announced native support for Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet intelligent interconnect solutions, and it delivered record-breaking SPEC SFS® 2014 performance results earlier this year.
To learn more about the WekaIO Advisory Board go to www.weka.io/company/advisory-board.
WekaIO helps companies manage scale and future proof their data center so that they can solve real problems that impact the world. WekaIO Matrix™ is the world’s fastest shared parallel file system that leapfrogs legacy storage infrastructures by delivering simplicity, scale, and faster performance for a fraction of the cost. In the cloud or on-premises, WekaIO’s NVMe-native high-performance software-defined storage solution removes the barriers between the data and the compute layer, thus accelerating artificial intelligence, machine learning, genomics, research, and analytics workloads.
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