Yottabyte adds 5 to staff as it hits double-digit growth

Yottabyte is a 3-year-old software startup in transition, the type of transition it has been planning since its start.

“Now we’re shifting from development to go-to-market,” says Duane Tursi, principal of Yottabyte.

Yottabyte focuses on creating software that simplifies and automates IT infrastructure. Its two principal products, yStor and yCenter, specialize in different aspects of data storage. The yStor software creates an elastic and distributed storage platform that automatically adjusts when new resources are added. The system helps consolidate data storage functions.

The yCenter product creates a software-defined datacenter that enables the deployment of applications, the provision of virtual data center environments, and reconfiguring IT infrastructure in minutes. Yottabyte promotes it as an advanced software product for data centers. It is optimistic both of these systems will gain traction quickly in 2014.

“There is a readiness in the marketplace,” Tursi says. “There is a consolidation going on in our space, so the rate at which our customers would adopt a non-name-brand product is pretty high.”

To accommodate that, the Bloomfield Township-based firm has hired five people over the last year, including software programers and IT engineers. It currently employs a staff of 25 employees and one intern.

Source: Duane Tursi, principal of Yottabyte
Writer: Jon Zemke

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