SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 25, 2017 — Rescale, the leading enterprise big compute platform provider for engineering simulation and scientific research on cloud high-performance computing (HPC), today announced that Gabriel Broner has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager of High-Performance Computing, and that Jonathan Oakley has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing.
Broner brings 25 years of industry experience to Rescale. He has held roles as operating system architect at Cray, general manager at Microsoft, head of innovation at Ericsson, and most recently vice president and general manager of high-performance computing at SGI.
Broner’s experience with customers, understanding their needs and translating those needs into HPC products and solutions has helped multiple enterprises innovate in their core business. Rescale’s customers and potential customers will directly benefit from this experience, which will help them to understand the benefits of adopting cloud and ultimately allow them to significantly increase product design throughput.
“Rescale offers HPC users the possibility to instantly run simulations on large systems with the architecture of their choice, which enables companies to accelerate the pace of innovation,” said Broner. “I am very excited to join this talented group of people at Rescale who are driving the next big disruption in HPC.”
“Gabriel brings many years of experience in technical and executive roles in the HPC industry leading teams through disruptive technology transitions,” said Joris Poort, CEO at Rescale. “We look forward to leveraging Gabriel’s experience to help customers accelerate innovation through the transition from fixed legacy on-premise systems to more flexible, scalable, and cost-effective big compute solutions.”
Oakley has a background in engineering software and 15 years of experience in North American enterprise sales, marketing and business development for CST, a high-growth German-based simulation software company, through to its successful acquisition by Dassault Systemes in 2016.
Oakley will form part of the Rescale executive team and will be responsible for building the marketing team at Rescale and developing its core messaging, branding, and product awareness strategy, ensuring that the market understands the full potential and benefits of Rescale’s turnkey cloud HPC solution.
“Jonathan brings a mix of engineering and business growth experience to Rescale,” said Joris Poort, CEO at Rescale. “The company looks forward to accelerating market awareness and bringing the Rescale solution to a market that is eager to find cost-effective and scalable alternatives to on-premise HPC.”
Previously, Oakley worked at BAE Systems, Cobham, and CST of America. At CST, as VP of Sales & Marketing he helped to grow the North American operation from 3 to 50 people over a period of 15 years and opened two California offices in addition to the Boston headquarters. During his tenure, CST North America maintained year-over-year revenue growth with a CAGR of 14%.
“AT CST I saw an increasing requirement for robust high-performance computing as the software capability increased and analysts started to create larger, system-level simulations,” said Oakley. “On-premise hardware is limited, aging, and very expensive to maintain. Rescale offers a great alternative turnkey solution by moving the big compute problem securely to the multi-cloud, where the latest hardware is always on tap. I am very excited to be at the start of a new revolution in cloud computing and look forward to building global awareness of Rescale’s solutions.”
With the growing acceptance of cloud for SaaS and IaaS, HPC and big compute in the cloud is the logical progression. The flexibility and scalability of Rescale’s solution make it attractive for all stakeholders in the enterprise, from CIO to end-user. With a huge software library and worldwide infrastructure, Rescale is able to offer solutions for the startup to the largest multinational.
Rescale is the global leader for high-performance computing simulations and deep learning in the cloud. Trusted by the Global Fortune 500, Rescale empowers the world’s top scientists and engineers to develop the most innovative new products and perform groundbreaking research and development faster and at lower cost. Rescale’s ScaleX platform transforms traditional fixed IT resources into flexible hybrid, private, and public cloud resources—built on the largest and most powerful high-performance computing network in the world. For more information on Rescale’s ScaleX platform, visit www.rescale.com.