January 14, 2016 11:00 ET

ClusterHQ Expands Executive Team to Accelerate Development of Container Data Management Solutions

Former Google and NetApp Leads to Head Engineering and Product for Market Leading Container Data Management Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2016) - ClusterHQ, The Container Data People, today announced that it has hired Sandeepan Banerjee as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations, and Mohit Bhatnagar as Vice President of Product. Banerjee and Bhatnagar will be responsible for driving ClusterHQ's comprehensive product strategy and execution as the company continues to set the standard for container data management solutions. These notable executives bring deep expertise in distributed systems and high performance, large scale storage infrastructure, which will enable ClusterHQ to grow its product portfolio to capitalize on the increasing number of organizations implementing containers in development and production operations.

Sandeepan Banerjee, SVP Engineering and Operations
Banerjee brings decades of experience in product management at both Google and Oracle, most recently specializing in data storage infrastructure. His hands-on experience with storage platforms and data processing will be vital as ClusterHQ continues to help transform modern IT infrastructure by making containers production ready. Most recently, he spent ten years as Data Head at Google, where he managed exabyte-class Google-wide storage systems, web-search infrastructure and YouTube video processing, as well as core products for Google Fiber. Prior to this, Banerjee spent 10 years at Oracle in various roles, including Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle's core database server technology group.

Mohit Bhatnagar, VP Product
Bhatnagar's expertise in developing new products and building hyper-growth businesses spans over 20 years. Recently, he has served in development, product management, and marketing roles at NetApp, Symantec, and big data infrastructure startups. His in-depth knowledge of the storage landscape and distributed applications will contribute to building an aggressive product roadmap at ClusterHQ as he leads the global product team.

"We are attracting some of the finest talent in enterprise software and cloud computing IT to build ClusterHQ, and are thrilled to add Sandeepan and Mohit to our proven and high powered leadership," said Mark Davis, CEO of ClusterHQ. "These industry heavyweights, as well as Serge Pashenkov who recently joined us from VMware, have built and operated some of the world's most impressive data storage operations. With these leaders' track records in distributed systems storage, container technology and cloud infrastructure as-a-service, ClusterHQ can scale to meet strong market demand for our suite of container data management software."

About ClusterHQ
ClusterHQ builds container data management software that enables broader adoption of container technology across the entire application lifecycle. The company provides a full suite of products, Flocker, Volume Hub and dvol, that give developers and operations teams expanded resources for testing and managing containerized applications, so that users at any level can easily manage their containerized data from the convenience of a laptop. DevOps teams worldwide rely on ClusterHQ's open source Flocker software to meet the data portability requirements of distributed, microservices-based applications. Available for download at, Flocker enables containers and their associated data volumes to be easily moved between servers as a single unit, a prerequisite for production operation of stateful application components in containers. Flocker facilitates widespread production deployment of containers for databases, queues and key value stores by making it simple and practical for entire distributed applications to be consolidated into an all-container development and operations environment. No matter where, or what, a container is running, Flocker gives DevOps teams operational freedom to quickly react to market conditions by relocating application containers in response to changing conditions, so that their business can innovate faster and be more responsive. Flocker increases the value of an organization's container investment and opens the door for a greater variety of mainstream enterprise use cases. Organizations can now embrace the portability and massive per-server density benefits of containers for stateful application services, enabling the creation of a new generation of microservices-based applications, and in some cases the replacement of virtual machines with containers. ClusterHQ provides the tools and services necessary for deploying and managing fully containerized stateful applications, simplifying IT processes and delivering on the advantages inherent in containers. We are the Container Data People™.

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