November 23, 2017

No more CTO for Quantum

Quantum (NYSE:QTM) doesn't have a CTO anymore. Bassam Tabbara, CTO of the company for the last three years, put an end date on September 2017, few times before the departure of CEO Jon Gacek.

He started strategic projects for Quantum such Castle and Rook. Based on Ceph and operating on commodity hardware, Rook is a multi-protocol SDS - file, block and object - for cloud native environments running as hyper scale or hyper converged clusters. Rook, accessible on GitHub, is also an open source software released under the Apache 2.0 license.

He came from Symform a company he co-founded in 2007 with Praerit Garg then acquired in 2014 by Quantum. This later has shut down the service in 2016. Symform was a decentralized P2P storage product playing against AetherStore, Aerofs, Blockade, Cloudplan, Kerstor, Ubistorage, Ugloo,, Space Monkey, Storj, Symform, Transporter, Tudzu or Wuala. Like many players Symform moved from generic use cases to a backup one.

Before that, he was at Microsoft as partner architect for more than 12 years.

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