While working at Google, Felix Hupfeld and Björn Kolbeck noticed the ease with which surprisingly small teams were operating the storage infrastructure fueling the tech giant’s servers and services. That’s when it hit them: their previous research and development for the distributed file system XtreemFS allowed for something along the same lines. The file system framework decouples storage from the physical hardware, liberating it by using smart algorithms. The result is a software storage system that is self-managing, reliable and scalable – all in one package.
The two followed through with the idea and founded Quobyte in 2013. With their 10 years of experience in distributed and storage systems and reuniting some of their former teammates from XtreemFS, they used the forerunner’s best parts and rewrote Quobyte from scratch, eventually extending the feature set greatly.
Today, Quobyte creates a product that empowers its customers to not only keep up with the exploding amount of data, but also to gain a competitive edge. It helps customers build a reliable, scalable and flexible software storage infrastructure.