VC-backed Nebula hires SVP of engineering

Nebula has hired Herb Schneider as senior vice president of engineering. Schneider was the co-founder of GridIron and Extreme Networks. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Nebula is a private cloud company. Its backers include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Comcast Ventures and Highland Capital Partners.


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nebula, the enterprise private cloud company, today announced the appointment of Herb Schneider to the role of Senior Vice President of Engineering. Schneider brings more than 25 years of experience in systems hardware and software engineering with leadership in enterprise flash storage and enterprise networking. Schneider will drive research and development for the company and will report to Gordon Stitt, Nebula Chief Executive Officer.
“I am thrilled to be joining Nebula’s executive team and look forward to building an exciting product portfolio that drives adoption of private clouds by delivering a turnkey, high performance solution based on OpenStack,” said Schneider.
Schneider has a successful track record of engineering products that generated over $2 billion in revenue and was responsible for the shipment of 20 million Ethernet ports. He engineered the development of next-generation technology including five generations of custom networking ASICs, two generations of network operating systems, and three generations of fixed and modular hardware platforms. Schneider also holds several patents in data networking and security.
“Herb brings his extensive experience in developing enterprise systems that included both optimized hardware and software — a key criteria for delivering a packaged, turnkey enterprise private cloud solution for compute, storage and networking, such as Nebula One,” said Gordon Stitt, CEO of Nebula. “I am pleased and excited to have Herb serve as Nebula’s VP of Engineering where he will lead innovative product development and programs and provide leadership across our R&D efforts.”
About Nebula
Nebula is dedicated to enabling all enterprises to easily, securely and inexpensively, deploy large private cloud computing infrastructures. Nebula makes the Nebula One, the world’s first cloud computer, enabling any business to easily build a scale-out private computing cloud from racks of industry-standard servers. Nebula is privately held and venture‐funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Comcast Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. Other investors include Innovation Endeavors, and Google’s first investors, Andy Bechtolsheim, David Cheriton and Ram Shriram. For more information, visit Nebula at


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