Björn Kolbeck is the co-founder and CEO of Quobyte. Before taking over the helm at Quobyte, Björn spent time at Google working as tech lead for the hotel finder project (2011–2013) and he was the lead developer for the open-source file system XtreemFS (2006–2011). Björn’s PhD thesis dealt with fault-tolerant replication.
Linode is the Founding Member of TFiR. Founded in 2003, Linode helped pioneer the cloud computing industry. Today, it is the largest independent cloud provider in the world. Its mission to make cloud computing simple, accessible, and affordable to all, has put the Linode at the forefront of the Alternative Cloud movement.