The StorageOS mission

Our people, vision and story

Containers have made app deployment lightweight and portable. We think storage should be just as reliable and flexible.

StorageOS was created by four storage professionals from the financial services industry who were frustrated with storage industry problems. Our solution? A software-based enterprise storage platform for containers and clouds.

Headquartered in London, StorageOS was founded in 2015, and is backed by private investors.

The StorageOS vision

Gain total control of your cloud and enterprise storage environment

StorageOS gives users total control of their own storage environment – whether in the cloud or on-premises. Our customers take advantage of storage on any platform while maintaining full control of business requirements around availability, data mobility, performance, security, data residency compliance and business continuity.


Our management team

Chris Brandon

Founder and CEO

An industry expert in Storage, End User Computing, Enterprise Architecture, High Availability, and Virtualization helping companies transform their businesses and infrastructures to reduce cost, improve time to market, and innovate. Chris lead the technical teams at Xsigo System and GreenBytes, both acquired by Oracle, as well as leading storage consulting teams at EMC and BT.

Alex Chircop

Founder and CTO

Experienced CTO with a focus on infrastructure engineering, architecture and strategy definition. Expert in designing innovative solutions based on a broad and deep understanding of a wide range of technology areas. Previously Global Head of Storage Platform Engineering at Goldman Sachs and Head of Infrastructure Platform Engineering at Nomura International.

Simon Croome

Founder and VP of Engineering

Specialist in agile delivery of Unix infrastructure and DevOps concepts and author of Gonzo, an open-source impact analysis tool for safely deploying Puppet changes in ITIL environments. Regular speaker at DevOps-related events. Previously, Simon led global engineering teams at Fidelity and Nomura, and Web Development at UBS in London.


Jim McDonald


Jim advises on enterprise storage demands having held senior positions serving as CTO at EMC, WysDM Software, acquired by EMC in 2008, SysDM, StorageNetworks Inc and Goldman Sachs.

Andy Hardy


Andy advises on growing businesses from startup to acquisition. Andy was on the Compellent team acquired by Dell and is currently EMEA Region Vice President at Nasuni.

James Spurin


James advises on the technical development of StorageOS. James was previously block storage product manager for Goldman Sachs and Technical Lead for Storage Engineering at Nomura.

Thomas Lahive


Tom advises on global sales and marketing for the storage industry. Tom has held senior analyst positions at Gartner, ESG and been responsible for sales and marketing at EMC, Actifio and currently Trilio Data.

Simon Pennock

Non-Executive Director

Simon has spent over 30 years in the IT sector with senior positions at IBM, StorageTek and EMC. Simon founded TNWSC acquired by Dell and CloudTalent acquired by Avanade.

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StorageOS technology and industry partners

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Work at StorageOS

We are constantly looking for exceptional, talented, dedicated and professional people who want to be part of our team, and contribute to our growing company.

Working with StorageOS, you’ll be challenged, inspired and have a little fun along the way too. If this sounds like a company you would enjoy working for, then you’ve come to the right place.

Get in touch

31 Southampton Row

Tel: +44 2038785241
Email: [email protected]




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We’re excited to have StorageOS join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as it develops a persistent, stateful container storage for cloud native systems. We look forward to leveraging this knowledge as we further the adoption of cloud native computing.

Chris Aniszczyk, COO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation