Welcome to
Open Source Storage (OSS)TM

Complete Solutions For Your Data Management

The OSS Differentiation Factor

Open Source Storage is led by Eren Niazi, a technology visionary. He is the thought leader who brought open source storage to market. Surrounding him is a team whose expertise in technology strategy and implementation is validated by their achievements in private enterprise, academia and government. Together this powerful mix of experience and delivery guarantees results.

Each client’s Open Source implementation is designed and tuned for optimization. The expert team’s hands-on knowledge of scalable, Open Source technologies enables significant cost savings while migrating from proprietary ‘lock-in’ storage systems. Our client-centric focus equates to the highest standard of service in the industry.

Contact us for a complementary evaluation today - you have everything to gain.

  • Industry Expertise
  • Modular Systems
  • Software Tuning & Managed Services

Here's a Snapshot of What We Do

  • Architect and support scalable systems leveraging real world customer experiences
  • Reduce Total cost of ownership by up to 50%
  • Scale your systems as data storage and analysis requirements increase
  • Customize and tune open source software stacks
  • Data Center deployments from inside-the-walls build out to managed services
  • Provide a single interface for implementation and ongoing support
  • Managed services
  • Consulting expertise in process, systems engineering & integration
  • Our "end-to-end" solution includes a full open source based ITIL service management suite

Our Services

Our Products

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Meet Our Experts

  • Eren Niazi Founder & CEO
  • Leynette Larioza COO
  • Marc Rotzow CTO
  • Patrick Willis EVP Strategic Partnerships - Media, Entertainment, and Sports
  • Fernando Oliveira EVP Sales and Partnerships
  • Jerry Swartz VP Sales and Business Development
  • Paul Kelley Advisor
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Holds several U.S. Patents for disruptive technologies, and is the visionary and original creator of Open Source Storage™ and Open Source Systems™. Designed Facebook’s core systems during its hyper-growth phase and was instrumental in supporting Friendster, the Web's first social media platform. Eren's enterprise level Open Source products and services have all resulted in world class, industrial strength deployments.


Leadership spans 30 years of experience in developing complex high-end systems from design and manufacturing through sales and support. She’s held senior positions at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Maui High Performance Computing Center and Cray Research.


Instrumental in architecting data storage solutions for Facebook, NASA, KPMG, AOL, Friendster, Shutterfly and Shopping.com. He specializes in large data center deployments.

EVP Strategic Partnerships Media, Entertainment, and Sports

Leverages knowledge and experience in the media, entertainment, and sports sectors. Advisory board member.

EVP Sales and Partnerships

Business development and sales professional with over 10 years experience in telecom, cloud, managed services and account management. Formerly with Ubuntu, Cisco, and Brasil Telecom. Advisory Board Member for BWG Strategy.

VP Sales and Business Development

20 years experience as Business Development, Channel, and Sales executive. Built direct sales, sales teams, sales processes, channels, and go-to-market strategies with Cloudian, EMC, and Oracle/Sun.


Experienced sales professional with over 35 years of sales management experience at Fortune 1000 companies including Businessland and VA Linux Systems. Possesses a wealth of knowledge, vision, and experience in sales and customer support.