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Excelero Recruits Dell EMC Engineering Top Gun
Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, today announced the addition of Kirill Shoikhet to its team as Chief Architect. Among Kirill's responsibilities will be defining the architectural roadmap that will further develop Excelero's innovative and disruptive software defined block storage technology.

Drawing on 20 years' experience in software, algorithms and architecture, Kirill will work closely with Excelero's technical and product leadership to define future product strategy and design a comprehensive and complete set of next generation NVMe storage services to meet the needs of the company's customers.

Prior to his move to Excelero Kirill spent seven years at XtremIO, an all-flash array specialist acquired by EMC in 2012. Over the past two and a half years Kirill headed up the team developing the next generation of XtremIO's architecture as well as other projects. In recognition of the results he achieved, Kirill was awarded the prestigious title of Distinguished Engineer.

Of his motivation to join Excelero, he explains "Excelero has a very innovative approach to software-defined storage and how to make composable infrastructure possible. Excelero's NVMesh truly unleashes the full potential NVMe brings to storage. Organizations need solutions that are developed from the ground up to address current challenges. An existing product that's undergone a few tweaks just won't cut it. Innovation is key and Excelero is leading the way."

Excelero's innovative NVMesh is a software-defined block storage solution that enables true converged infrastructures by logically disaggregating storage from compute. Customers are able to design server SAN infrastructures for the most demanding enterprise and cloud-scale applications, leveraging standard servers and multiple tiers of flash. Working closely with the technical and product leadership, Kirill will continue to develop this product and its future roadmap.

On Kirill's appointment, Yaniv Romem, CTO said: "We are very proud that Kirill shares our vision and will be joining our team. The fact that we are attracting top technologists and forward thinkers like Kirill from major storage companies such as EMC is hugely significant. It confirms the relevance of our technology and demonstrates confidence in the product we are building."

Published Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 AM by David Marshall
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