Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, has appointed Sven Breuner as field chief technical officer.

High-performance computing pioneer Breuner joins from ThinkParQ, where he served for five years as CTO and CEO.

"We are delighted to welcome Sven on board," said  Lior Gal, CEO and co-founder of Excelero. "His broad expertise in building new and innovative solutions will be invaluable with organisations that look to Excelero for exceptional storage performance with their large-scale workloads."

The Germany-based company has created the new role following two successive record years of 4x revenue growth.

Breuner said: "I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting team and collaborate on a path of further innovation."

Excelero delivers low-latency distributed block storage for web-scale applications.