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Tom is a Fellow in the Software Organization. He joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise when BlueData, Inc. was acquired by HPE in November of 2018. Tom was the Co-Founder and Chief Architect of BlueData and led the team that developed the EPIC platform for automating and managing AI/ML/DL/Big Data containerized application clusters in a hybrid-cloud environment. The BlueData container platform, along with the MapR Data Fabric, now provides the underpinnings
of the HPE Ezmeral Container Platform. Prior to founding BlueData, he spent more than 25 years as a senior architect, developer, and team leader in the computer software industry. He has a deep knowledge of storage and virtualization technologies. Earlier in his career, Tom was an architect for VMware where he designed the Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) for the ESX platform. Earlier still, Tom was a Principal Engineer at SGI and a member of the team that designed and developed the XFS file system. Tom earned his BA in Computer Science from U.C Berkeley, and is the holder of numerous patents in various areas of computer storage and virtualization.