SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 12, 2023 – Volumez, a revolutionary modern cloud infrastructure company, today announced storage and cloud infrastructure industry expert and visionary John Blumenthal has joined the company to lead product, customer and marketing strategy.
As the company’s new chief product and business officer, Blumenthal brings extensive domain-specific experience to Volumez as it rapidly expands its customer base and operations with its new approach to composing data infrastructure for cloud workloads. He previously co-founded CloudPhysics, a SaaS-based operational analytics platform, acquired by HPE to optimize cloud workloads for performance and cost. At HPE, Blumenthal oversaw the development and delivery of new SaaS data services on the GreenLake cloud platform.
Prior to that, Blumenthal led storage product management at VMWare. He drove early advancements in the VMWare vSphere storage stack, including VMFS, NFSv3/v4, VMotion storage, VAIO and data protection and originated VMware’s entry into the storage market with vSAN.
In addition to advisory and board positions at several emerging companies, he previously developed and managed storage, security and infrastructure products and services at Veritas Technologies and @Stake.
“As Volumez continues its growth to support the performance and scalability of customers’ cloud infrastructure, we welcome the extensive experience John brings in storage and cloud computing,” said Volumez CEO Amir Faintuch. “I am thrilled to join forces with John. His successful background across product development, engineering, and operations, including multiple corporates and start-ups, gives us a unique capability to support our product development, customer support and operations as we strengthen our management team.”
“Re-imagining Linux as a composable data path delivering one million plus IOPS is the future for enterprise workloads in cloud environments and is possible now with Volumez,” said Blumenthal. “It is incredibly exciting to see customers and partners experience what they thought was beyond reach: enterprise performance in public clouds.”
The global composable infrastructure market is expected to grow from $2.67 billion in 2021 to $3.84 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 43.85%. The composable infrastructure market is expected to grow to $19.42 billion in 2026 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49.98%, from data compiled in 2022.
Volumez recently completed a Series A financing round of $20 million U.S. dollars, led by Koch Disruptive Technologies with previous investors Viola Ventures and Pitango, to expand its customer base and operations. Read John’s comments here.
Volumez is a revolutionary composable data infrastructure company businesses employ to realize the true potential of their data. With its innovative controller-less architecture, Volumez tackles latency and scalability challenges by establishing direct Linux data paths, ensuring exceptional performance and resiliency. Through cutting-edge technology and a customer-centric approach, Volumez offers comprehensive solutions that streamline data workflows, enhance data quality, and drive informed decision-making. Discover more at Volumez.com.
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