The Company

Blockbridge was conceived in 2009 and formally founded in January of 2010. Our product addresses the shortcomings of legacy storage systems and administrative practices. Using highly optimized software built for service-oriented infrastructure, we enable enterprises and service providers to operate at peak efficiency with best-of-breed security controls.

The Team

The Blockbridge Team has a proven history of developing and delivering enterprise storage solutions that operate at many of the world’s leading companies. Our combined experiences provide for a unique perspective and deep understanding of storage, networking, security, virtualization, filesystems, databases, distributed computing, and operating systems.

Blockbridge was created to address control issues that plague cloud infrastructure deployments.

Our solution has fundamentally changed both the economics and operation of storage.

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Jonathan Nicklin

Jonathan is the Founder, President, and CEO of Blockbridge Networks. Prior to Blockbridge, Jonathan was Chief Scientist of Acopia Networks where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the storage virtualization technologies at the core of the ARX family of storage virtualization devices (successfully acquired by F5 Networks). In addition to operations, Jonathan is responsible for the virtualization and security technologies. Jonathan holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Josh Huber

Josh is the Co-founder of Blockbridge Networks and operates as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff. Josh focuses on secure management, storage security, network security, and web technologies. Josh has over a decade of experience implementing network virtualization, storage virtualization, distributed systems and security related technologies. Josh holds a degree in Computer Science from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Mike Andrews

Mike operates as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff. Mike focuses on storage virtualization, disaster tolerance, monitoring and real-time management. Mike has over a decade of experience implementing protocol virtualization, storage virtualization, and distributed systems. Mike holds multiple degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Stephen Rust

Stephen operates as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff. Stephen focuses on distributed management, fault tolerance, platforms, and cloud neutrality. Stephen has over a decade of experience implementing storage virtualization, distributed computing, operating systems and networking technologies. Stephen holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University.

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Ilya Krel

Ilya operates as a Senior Solutions Architect. Ilya focuses on design, deployment and testing of storage virtualization solutions for demanding enterprise environments. Ilya has over a decade of experience deploying storage solutions in enterprise customers spanning all major verticals. Ilya holds a degree in Computer Science from City University of New York.