A letter from our CEO and President

A letter from our CEO and President

Backed by our strong customer success, SoftNAS is now evolving further to smash the rules of cloud storage, dramatically changing the cloud storage business. SoftNAS is now Buurst – and it’s disrupting the cloud storage industry, and your data is going to be amazing in the cloud.

Storage vendors want to sell you more storage, but here at Buurst, our only motivation is to provide your business better application performance, lower cloud storage costs, and the control and availability you need unlock new opportunities to enable success for your business.

SoftNAS was born from an unmet need for enterprise-grade NAS software to be available to cloud computing and virtual computing customers. As our flagship CloudNAS product, Softnas has hundreds of happy enterprise customers, who all had the same problem: How do I migrate my data to the cloud and get the best performance at the best possible price? At Buurst we are customer first and truly excited serve you. These core values have guided us with everything we have done up to this point and will help us continue to do so as we evolve. We will continue to think about your data differently. We are honored for you to join us on this journey, and to learn how we can help your company achieve its goals. We are and will always be here for you and encourage you to reach out to us with any questions and feedback.

Our executive leadership team, alongside our employees, are here to serve you. Please check out our profiles to get familiar with us:</p

  • Rick Braddy, Founder & CTO
  • Alex Rublowsky, CMO
  • Krupa Amalani CFO
  • Vic Mahadevan Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Marc Palombo, CRO

Together, let’s be amazing and smash the rules of cloud storage!

Garry Olah, President & CEO

A letter from our CEO and President

The Adventure Continues…

It is a tremendous honor that I join the SoftNAS team as President and CEO. I truly believe SoftNAS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with great customers, excellent products and an incredibly talented team – all of which have driven our success so far.

I’ve known our founder Rick Braddy since we worked together at both BMC and Citrix and was always a fan of his insights and how he thinks ahead of the market. It wasn’t until I started to dig deeply into SoftNAS that my curiosity became excitement. My prior consulting firm was hired to evaluate the business and its partnerships. It was during this time where I learned that SoftNAS has a tremendous opportunity and is already respected by industry leaders. 

I’m also looking forward to working with Vic Mahadevan, our newest board member and Chairman, as he brings us a vast amount of industry insights and experience.

SoftNAS is beginning to see great market traction. The next chapter of SoftNAS enables us to go from Good to GREAT! We’re at a critical “point in time” where billions are being invested to move to the cloud, especially as Microsoft and Amazon are creating a huge bow wake, positioning us to ride this wave and set ourselves up for “Built to Last” success.

I believe in SoftNAS, the people and our unique market opportunity. I’ve always been most excited about companies at a similar stage. As an example, I joined both BMC and Citrix early on their paths to $1B, and we quickly built strategic partnerships which led to both companies becoming global industry standards. I confidently believe that the accelerators which SoftNAS needs are firmly in sight: Building strong, multi-faceted alliances with Microsoft and AWS, improving solution marketing aligned with cloud industry initiatives, creating leverage by partnering with Systems Integrators, and expanding our best practices as a leader in Cloud Marketplace selling.

SoftNAS is uniquely positioned to help bring Business-critical Applications to the cloud. The public cloud business is now a race to migrate as many apps and as much data as possible before the other guy does. Though I know we are not a migration company, think of us as a way to improve cloud performance and economics to weaponize the cloud vendors for app migration. Much like VMware isn’t considered a migration company, they enabled more migration of apps than any company in history. SoftNAS’ early entry establishing the Cloud NAS category places us in a unique position to ride the cloud wave as a thought leader and innovator – ultimately leading to our achieving escape velocity and hyper-growth.

I’m incredibly proud of the SoftNAS team, its product and its culture, and while I’m just in my first few days as part of the team, I’m proud to be associated with that success. Watch us, it will be a fun ride! 

Garry Olah
CEO & President, SoftNAS


About Garry
Garry Olah is an accomplished Senior Executive, Entrepreneur and Thought Leader with more than 20 years of success in the technology industry. His broad areas of expertise include business development, alliance building, communication, enterprise software, startups, B2B, SaaS, storage, cloud computing, analytics, sales & marketing vision, and disruptive tech. Throughout his executive career, Garry has held leadership positions with Prime Foray, Vedify, GoodData, Coho Data, Apprenda, Citrix and BMC.