I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to join the Qumulo family as Vice President of Worldwide Channels.
For those yet to be familiar with my new employer, don’t worry, we’ll get you up to speed. Qumulo is one of the world’s most innovative companies with passionate leaders, builders, engineers and artists on a mission to be the software company the world trusts to store, manage and curate its data….forever.
Over the past 14 months, through HPE’s Strategic Partnership with Qumulo, I’ve gotten to know the Qumulo Leadership Team. I’m old (and skeptical?) enough to rarely be impressed by someone’s reputation and past accomplishments. However, when I had the opportunity to share time with them, it struck me that each of these individuals’ successes came from massive talent, passion, grit and self-deprecating humility which helped them avoid getting too full of themselves and too far over their skis.
Let me be straight: Qumulo has incredible technology built on its Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) file system, but Sales is a contact sport. It’s the quality of Qumulo’s people that truly won me over. Our founders, Peter Godman and Neal Fachan, hold 58 patents in data storage between them, have held multiple C-level roles, and have played critical leadership roles in companies like Amazon Web Services and Isilon. Bill Richter, CEO, was president of the Isilon Storage Division of EMC and later served as COO of EMC’s $4 billion mid-range storage business before becoming a venture partner at Madrona where he advised and invested in emerging businesses. This is an MVP roster and they’ve come together, backed by some of the highest-profile investors, to build a great company and a lasting culture. That’s something I wanted to be a part of!
So, what is Qumulo and what do we believe?
We believe file-based data is the engine of innovation, and it fuels the growth and long-term profitability of modern enterprises. Just look around at the companies driving our economy: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google (FAANG) are all largely built on the creation and proliferation of file-based data.
Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) is a modern, highly scalable file-storage system that spans the data center and the public cloud. It scales to billions of files, costs less and has lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than legacy storage appliances. It also enables customers to manage file sets in any operating environment, anywhere in the world.
QF2 opens new possibilities for its customers, who are data-creators in every sense of the word. With QF2, meeting the release date of a major animated motion picture gets easier. With QF2, it’s feasible to achieve medical breakthroughs from multi-petabyte experimental datasets. With QF2, identifying security threats in a billion-file network log is a daily reality.
Qumulo lets you unleash your data
At Qumulo, we believe file-based data becomes transformative when it gives people the freedom to collaborate, innovate, and create. The needs of our customers, who are leaders and innovators in so many industries, are the sole drivers of our aggressive product roadmap.
In a modern file-storage system, unparalleled reliability, scale and performance are table stakes. A great system goes beyond that and gives companies the global access and data insight they need to make their own dreams of greatness come true. A great file-storage system moves data where it’s needed, when it’s needed and at massive scale, and it does these things at a lower cost, higher performance, more reliability and greater ease of use than other systems. Qumulo is a different kind of storage company. As the creators of the world’s most advanced file storage system, our team of innovators puts what we believe into practice every day. File storage at universal scale is our vision and our passion.
I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to join the team at Qumulo. I couldn’t be more excited to leverage the foundation that my peers have built and take our offering and our story out to the solutions providers and trusted technology advisors who are driving a digitally transformed economy. If you’re in this camp and looking for a highly differentiated and profitable solution, we’d love to earn the right to come talk to you!