KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany, April 3, 2023 — ThinkParQ, the company behind the parallel file system BeeGFS, announced today its new go-to-market strategy along with the expansion of its go to market team, including key promotions of integral team members.
Troy Patterson, a member of ThinkParQ leadership team who has led the company’s marketing activities since 2018, will now take on the role of head of marketing and partnerships that will see him continue to lead and grow all marketing activities while also driving ThinkParQ’s worldwide partnership and alliance partner network.
Carmen Schilling-Heinrich, who has led the sales operations team, will now take the additional responsibility of leading the DACH channel partner network. Both Carmen and Troy have played an integral role to the growth and success of ThinkParQ and BeeGFS since joining the company in 2018. ThinkParQ will further expand it sales and marketing teams with additional resources over the coming weeks.
“Throughout my time at ThinkParQ, I have seen the global uptake and growth of BeeGFS across many industry sectors, and I am excited to now be leading our worldwide partnership and alliance network along with continuing to drive and strengthen our global marketing activities and brands” said Patterson. “We have built an amazing team of experts across our engineering, development and support teams, and with our newly formed go to market team, we are energized and ready to continue to the growth of ThinkParQ and BeeGFS to our global network of customers and partners.”
Developed and delivered to the market via ThinkParQ since 2014, BeeGFS has become the solution of choice for many companies over recent years. Originally highly favored by academia and research sectors, BeeGFS has been widely accepted into all industry verticals, and it has recently seen an uptake in non-traditional HPC environments including AI and the Media and Entertainment sectors.
“We strongly believe that BeeGFS is one of the most unique and truly public source parallel file systems on the market, that not only accelerates performance, but also remains as one of the easiest solutions to manage and install that delivers very fast results.” said Frank Herold, CEO of ThinkParQ. “Our team is really excited with what we have achieved and developed, along with where we are planning on going next. With our newly revised development roadmap which will be announced at our User Group in May, and our newly structured go to market team, we believe that our community, customers, and partners are in for a very exciting time.”
ThinkParQ will deliver its first live BeeGFS User Group “BUG23”, on Monday May 22nd, and will be exhibiting at ISC23.
ThinkParQ GmbH strives to create and develop the fastest, most flexible, and most stable solutions for every performance-oriented environment. Established in 2014 as a spinoff from the Fraunhofer Center for High-Performance Computing, ThinkParQ drives the research and development of BeeGFS, and works closely with system integrators to create solutions. Visit http://www.thinkparq.com for further information.
BeeGFS is one of the leading parallel cluster file systems, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management. If I/O-intensive workloads are your problem, BeeGFS is the solution. For more information, visit www.beegfs.io.