E8 Storage is led by a strong team with an extensive background in creating
successful enterprise storage systems.

Zivan Ori

CEO & Co-Founder

Mr. Zivan Ori is the co-founder and CEO of E8 Storage. Before founding E8 Storage, Mr. Ori held the position of IBM XIV R&D Manager, being responsible for developing the IBM XIV high-end, grid-scale storage system, and served as Chief Architect at Stratoscale, a provider of hyper-converged infrastructure. Prior to IBM XIV, Mr. Ori headed Software Development at Envara (acquired by Intel) and served as VP R&D at Onigma (acquired by McAfee).

Alex Friedman

VP R&D & Co-Founder

Mr. Alex Friedman is the co-founder and VP R&D of E8 Storage. Before founding E8 Storage, Mr. Friedman managed IBM XIV’s core R&D department responsible for all aspects of IBM XIV’s storage stack software development. Before joining IBM, Mr. Friedman worked at Wanova, a virtualization startup acquired by VMware, and managed an R&D group at an Israeli government organization. Mr. Friedman holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Ziv Serlin

VP Architecture & Co-Founder

Mr. Serlin is an expert in the field of architecture, design, prototyping and integration of complex systems in the areas of storage systems and networking. Mr. Serlin has extensive experience as a system architect and management positions at companies such as Primary Data Inc. (a data virtualization company), IBM XIV (a scale out high-end enterprise block storage system) where he managed hardware R&D department and Commex Technology (high performance networking ASIC).

Danny Melamed

VP Global Operations & Support

Mr. Melamed has a proven track record in storage software development. Prior to joining E8 Storage, Mr. Melamed led IBM XIV’s test organization, after joining IBM through the acquisition of Diligent Technologies. At Diligent, he played a key role in the development team, managing various software development groups.