SVP, Strategy and Co-founder of Kasten by Veeam. 

Previous experiences include Dell EMC, Hedvig (acquired by Commvault), Maginatics (acquired by EMC), and HP Labs.

I also actively invest in early-stage startups in my domain.

About Me

Hello! I'm Niraj Tolia.

I am the SVP, Strategy of Kasten by Veeam, a company I co-founded in order to solve the problem of Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery. I was previously the General Manager and President of Kasten and, prior to its acquisition by Veeam, the CEO and Co-founder. I also sit on the Governing Board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

I have held multiple leadership roles in the past including Senior Director of Engineering for Dell EMC's CloudBoost group and VP of Engineering and Chief Architect at Maginatics (acquired by EMC). I have a strong technical background in distributed systems, storage, and data management and, in a previous life, I was a Senior Researcher at HP Labs where I led research into non-volatile memories, Infrastructure-as-a-Service systems, and next-generation data centers.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, where I was a part of the Parallel Data Lab. My research concentrated on distributed storage systems with an emphasis on deduplication and wide-area network data transfer. I also received an MS degree in Computer Engineering and a BS degree, with University and College Honors, in Computer Engineering with an additional major in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Contact Me

You can always get a hold of me via email, Twitter, LinkedIn, Signal, or RFC 1149. The last method is a bit lossy though.