ThinkParQ Welcomes New CEO as BeeGFS Continues Record Growth

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Frank Herold (left) is taking over the reins of ThinkParQ from Sven Brenner (right).

Today ThinkParQ announced the appointment of Frank Herold as CEO. While the company enjoyed a record-setting year in 2017, the move sets the stage for further growth of the BeeGFS file system for high performance computing.

Frank has a long history in the field of large scale enterprise file systems and is well experienced in expansion into new markets, which is exactly our strategic focus for the years ahead. With his strong technical and management background, I trust that he is the ideal person to manage the company based on a deep understanding of customer and market demands.” says Sven Breuner, former CEO of ThinkParQ.

Even though he is stepping down, co-founder Sven Breuner will continue to contribute to the success of BeeGFS as a major shareholder and member of the board, while he works together with Frank during the transition period.

Over the past years, ThinkParQ has developed an excellent solution and a very positive reputation with an enthusiastic and rapidly-growing customer base,” said Herold. “ThinkParQ addresses the complex requirement of managing large amounts of data with BeeGFS as an easy to use and scalable software-defined storage solution on-premise and in the cloud. Together with the talented and highly motivated team behind BeeGFS, I am eager to continue building on the company’s upward growth trajectory.”

The company took the opportunity today to announces the immediate availability of the BeeGFS native Windows client beta release, which will enable customers to seamlessly combine I/O-demanding Linux and Windows workflows in parallel. This new component is expected by many of ThinkParQ’s partners and customers to be a gamechanger for the world of parallel storage.

In addition, the already announced version 7.0 of BeeGFS, which changes the economics of storage by introducing an innovative new concept to take advantage of SSDs, will become generally available early March. As a key success, BeeGFS has been chosen to power the burst-buffer of the ABCI supercomputer when it begins operations in 2018, which is expected to be the third most powerful supercomputer in the world.

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