Qumulo Promotes Two to Support Growth, Demand for Hybrid Cloud File Storage (MESA)

Qumulo today announced two promotions of key personnel given the company’s continued growth on a global scale. Molly Brown has been promoted to vice president of engineering, and Karim Fanous, formerly vice president of engineering, will be taking on a new role as vice president of strategic business operations.

“Customers choose Qumulo because we solve their most challenging data storage in ways that are far superior to legacy incumbent solutions and we consistently earn glowing reviews on our end-to-end experience,” said Bill Richter, president and CEO of Qumulo. “Talented engineering leaders, like Karim and Molly, make that happen. I’m thrilled to see them both expand and elevate their missions at Qumulo.”

Brown brings over two decades of experience to this role, leading the product development teams responsible for the company’s hybrid cloud file storage platform. Most recently, she led the development of recently announced machine-learning-based performance improvements within Qumulo’s software that enabled game-changing economics for hybrid file storage applications.

Prior to joining Qumulo, Brown spent 15 years at Microsoft within the Windows organizations, working on various storage-related technologies. Brown drove a number of projects around data caching, data synchronization, and seamless enterprise client interoperability with file servers.

“Our vision for the future of hybrid file storage is crystal clear, and it’s thrilling to lead our world-class engineering teams to bring this vision to life,” said Molly Brown, vice president of engineering at Qumulo. “Our team-based, collaborative approach to software development has enabled us to build the world’s best solution for storing, managing and empowering file-based data, and the market is telling us loud and clear that Qumulo is the future of file storage.”

Fanous will take on a new mission as head of strategic business operations with a mission of scaling Qumulo’s business to meet growing global demand. He will continue to lead Qumulo’s world-class customer success organization, which has set a new bar for delightful and responsive experience in the industry. Fanous has a strong background in managing engineering organizations, having spent over a decade managing key product initiatives within Microsoft, including Office 365 and Skype for Business.

This news follows Qumulo’s recent announcement of the company’s positioning by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “2018 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage”.1

Qumulo offers the freedom to store, manage, and access file-based data in any operating environment, at petabyte and global scale. Qumulo offers the only storage system designed to cost-effectively manage the volume and geographic dispersion of today’s technology, both on-premises and in the public cloud. Qumulo’s solutions are available on its own branded storage servers, on third-party hardware from companies like HPE and Dell, and natively on AWS in the public cloud. Its solutions are designed from the ground up to meet today’s requirements for scale, offering the highest-performance file storage system for data centers and the public cloud.