Andy Watson has left Minio, an object storage software company where he was one of three CTOs, to take up the same role at WekaIO. His new company is an Israeli startup that has developed its own file storage stack to speed file access. It scores high on the SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark.
Watson is a long-time filer guy, and his CV includes stints at EMC, NetApp, and – for filer archaeologists – Auspex Systems. In his new job Watson will guide technology development for vertical markets, monitor emerging trends and communicate them to key business stakeholders.