Yottabyte LLC

Yottabyte LLC is a software-defined data center (SDDC) company founded in 2010 and headquartered in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan. Yottabyte also operates three physical data centers throughout the United States. Yottabyte software enables companies to build virtual data centers from industry standard server, storage, and networking gear and software.[1]

Yottabyte LLC
Industrysoftware-defined data center
Founded2010 (2010)
  • Greg Campbell
  • Paul E. Hodges III
  • Duane Tursi


Yottabyte was founded in 2010. Its founders include Greg Campbell (Vice President of Technology), Paul E. Hodges III (President and CEO), and Duane Tursi. The Yottabyte concept originated when Campbell and Hodges were sitting in a conference room tossing around ideas.[2] Campbell (CTO) developed the Yottabyte software architecture. .[3]

Yottabyte LLC was named a "Cool Vendor in Compute Platform" by Gartner in 2016, and was a runner up for the Virtualization Trailblazers in 2015 by Tech Trailblazers.[4][5]

In September 2016, Yottabyte partnered with the University of Michigan to accelerate data-intensive research. The project, known as the Yottabyte Research Cloud, gives scientists access to high-performance, secure and flexible computing environments that enables the analysis of sensitive data sets restricted by federal privacy laws, proprietary access agreements, or confidentiality requirements.[6]

In May 2017, Yottabyte brought Michael J. Aloe on board as Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations. Aloe was announced as Chief Operations Officer (COO) in May 2018.

See also


  1. , Barb Darrow, "This week in cloud: Big outages, OpenNebula updates, Yottabyte debuts,'" Gigaom, October 28, 2012.
  2. , Christina Farr, "Yottabyte launches its ambitious OS to 'deliver on the intent of the cloud,'" VentureBeat, October 24, 2012.
  3. , "Yottabyte Launches Cloud Operating System," Information Week, October 24, 2012.
  4. , "Yottabyte Named a "Cool Vendor in Compute Platform" by Gartner," Cision PR Newswire, May 25, 2016.
  5. , "Tech Trailblazer Recognizes Yottabyte for Its Innovation," Market Wired, January 28, 2016.
  6. , Dan Meisler, "U-M, Yottabyte partner to accelerate data-intensive research," The University Record, September 8, 2016.
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