AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pivot3, the technology leader of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions for the software-defined datacenter, today announced Carlo Garbagnati as vice president of engineering. Garbagnati will be responsible for leading the development efforts of Pivot3’s entire solution portfolio and driving roadmap execution to sustain the company’s exponential growth and evolution within the market.
“Hyperconverged infrastructure is taking the datacenter by storm, and Pivot3 is leading the way with its superior efficiency and performance, as well as the most intelligent Quality of Service engine in the industry,” said Garbagnati. “As an engineer, the opportunity to shape the next generation of computing technologies for an industry leader is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Garbagnati was most recently the vice president of hyperconverged and NAS engineering at Hitachi, where he led hundreds of engineers on multiple projects for enterprise-class storage solutions, big data and analytics, and hyperconverged and software-defined infrastructures. He has extensive experience as a senior research and development leader in startups as well as large multinational companies, with a deep focus on software-defined storage and hyperconverged infrastructure technologies.
Prior to Hitachi, Garbagnati led the engineering efforts at BlueArc (acquired by HDS), a startup specializing in network-attached storage for high-performance and next-generation computing applications. Garbagnati has also held senior leadership positions at several emerging technology companies, including Quantum, Meridian, Parallan and Olivetti.
“Carlo is the ideal engineering leader for Pivot3, with his deep technical expertise and visionary approach to development,” said Ron Nash, CEO of Pivot3. “After last month’s successful launch of our new HCI platform Acuity, we’re eager to push the edges of technology even further and continue to take over this market. In addition to his experience, Carlo shares Pivot3’s vision and values, a unique combination that will help expand our market leadership as we provide the industry’s most efficient, scalable and highest-performing HCI solution.”
Garbagnati holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering (with a focus in computer hardware and software) from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering, summa cum laude, from Northrop University.
Pivot3 improves the simplicity and economics of the enterprise datacenter with industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure technology. By combining storage, compute, and networking on commodity hardware, Pivot3’s software-defined platforms let IT run multiple, mixed application workloads on a single infrastructure while guaranteeing performance to the applications that matter most. Pivot3’s agile infrastructure solutions extend performance, scale and efficiency across more of the datacenter so customers can keep pace with the demands of modern business. With over 2,400 customers in 54 countries and 18,000 hyperconverged deployments in industries such as healthcare, government, transportation, security, entertainment, education, gaming and retail, Pivot3 is redefining HCI with smarter infrastructure solutions. Recently named a Leader in the Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), Q3 2016 and a Visionary in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, Pivot3 provides smarter infrastructure solutions for the modern datacenter. To learn more, visit http://pivot3.com/ or follow us on Twitter @Pivot3Inc.