October 19, 2015
BERLIN/DRESDEN, Germany/PALO ALTO, CA, October 15, 2015 – Quobyte has been selected to join German Accelerator’s newest batch of most innovative tech startups. Starting in January 2016, Quobyte will benefit from German Accelerator’s mentoring network in the US and set up a base in Silicon Valley.
The German Accelerator Program is intended to foster the international growth of German tech startups. Twice a year, tech startups are vetted for access to their three-month program which gives startups the opportunity to actively engage with customers and establish valuable business relationships with the help of experienced mentors.
After going through several rounds of rigorous testing and selection, Quobyte emerged as one of the winning startups at German Accelerator’s crowning event in Dresden on Oct 15, 2015. The event had 30 startups pitching to an international jury of industry experts.
“We consider the program a great opportunity to strengthen our foothold in the US market. At Quobyte, we value learning and appreciate German Accelerator’s support to expand our operations by mentoring our efforts overseas,” says Felix Hupfeld, Quobyte’s CTO and adds: “Looking at the explosion of data we’re faced with, it is certain that there’ll be a growing demand for efficient, reliable and scalable software storage solutions. Our presence in Silicon Valley will serve our customers even better.”
A total of 18 startups will head to German Accelerator’s offices in Silicon Valley or New York come January 2016, starting off the program with a preparatory bootcamp.
Quobyte is software that turns commodity servers into a reliable and highly automated multi-data center file system. It combines latest distributed systems research with proven concepts for large-scale infrastructure. Quobyte can handle all workloads in a single consolidated deployment: from virtual machines over shared file storage to Big Data and HPC. It comes with all the benefits of a data center file system: full fault tolerance, resilience, scalability and self-management – in short, it greatly simplifies operations.
Quobyte was founded only two years ago with VC funding and is based in Berlin, Germany. Despite its young age, the company draws from nearly a decade of research and experience with the open-source distributed file system XtreemFS and from working on Google’s infrastructure. Quobyte’s customers enjoy the system’s capabilities in such diverse areas as HPC, public OpenStack cloud infrastructure, and large-scale web services.