Welcome, my name is Sebastian Sobolewski. I was born in Poland in 1975 under communist rule. My father was an activist in the "Solidarity" movement that rose to eventually free Poland from the communist regime. In 1985 my family was granted political asylum in the United States, so we immigrated to escape Political persecution. It allowed us to start our lives from scratch.
I graduated High School in 1993 upon which I enrolled in the Computer Science program at Syracuse University. While attending school there I also worked full time in several Internet startups including the now defunct Applied Theory Communications which was spun off from NYSERNet.
After the spinoff of Applied Theory I moved on to spend some time at Maxtor where I developed Drive Test equipment software to run Maxtor's manufacturing lines. While there I introduced the use of Linux and associated GNU software as the foundation of many of Maxtor's factory systems. Today, much of Maxtor's drive test equipment still runs on software I developed during my term there.
From there, a group of us spunoff and founded Lefthand Networks, a TCP/IP Based Storage software company. We pioneered the delivery of block storage long before iSCSI came into reality using our own AEBS storage protocol. Today AEBS still forms the foundation of our distributed storage solution even though we now deliver connectivity through a variety of protocols. ( Such as iSCSI, Fibre Channel and our legacy AEBS protocol ).
I departed Lefthand Networks to persue other interests within the storage industry in June,2006. Finally Landing as one of the starter engineers in the VMware Broomfield, CO office working on the ESX 4.0+ iSCSI Initiator and the Associated iSCSI management stack. Working closely with 3rd party vendors such as Broadcom and Equalogic we build an externally visible API to allow any iSCSI storage vendor to manage iSCSI Session origination from the ESX initiator.
In 2011 I reunited with 2 other former Lefthand Founders (John Spiers and Kelly Long) along with several other leading developers in the Denver area to get NexGen Storage off the ground. Over the past 2 years I've Architected and personally coded the NexGens' Distributed Management API as well as the Mirroring IO Journal and Cache system that is responsible for the backbone of NexGens' industry leading IO performance.
On April 2013 Fusion IO Acquired NexGenStorage
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