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We are innovator in cloud storage solutions.


Pliops was founded in 2017 by flash storage industry veterans from Samsung, M-Systems and XtremIO. Pliops is creating a new category of product that enables cloud and enterprise data centers to access data up to 50X faster with 1/10th of the computational load and power consumption. Its technology collapses multiple inefficient layers into one ultra-fast device based on a groundbreaking patent-pending approach.

Pliops’ solution solves the scalability challenges raised by the cloud data explosion and the increasing data requirements of AI and ML applications.

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Pliops Demonstrates Storage Processor at Flash Memory Summit

Pliops’ storage processor enables cloud and enterprise customers to offload and accelerate data-intensive workloads using just a fraction of the computational load and power consumption. In the first application of this foundational technology, MySQL transactional performance is increased by 7x and the flash storage required is reduced by up to 50% over MySQL compression.

Our Team

Pliops' team includes experts with extensive knowledge and experience in NAND flash, SSDs, databases and storage systems. We are focused on delivering disruptive innovation to support new levels of data scaling.

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    Aryeh Mergi

    Chairman & Founder

    Co-founder of three successful startups, M-Systems, XtremIO and ActivePath and an active Chairman at Pliops. Received FMS2018 Lifetime Achievement Award​

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    Uri Beitler

    CEO & Founder

    Prior to co-founding Pliops, Uri headed Samsung’s SSD Controller Development Center in Israel where he led the development of advanced NAND storage technologies, holds MSEE, BSEE degrees from Tel Aviv University, Summa Cum Laude and served in the Unit 8200 Intelligence Division of the Israel Defense Corps.

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    Moshe Twitto

    CTO & Founder

    Moshe is an expert in advanced data management and coding algorithms. Prior to co-founding Pliops, Moshe served as CTO of Samsung’s SSD Controller Development Center in Israel, holds MSEE, BSEE degrees from Technion University, Summa Cum Laude and served in the Unit 8200 Intelligence Division of the Israel Defense Corps.

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    Steve Fingerhut

    President & CBO

    Steve has built multiple new technology businesses to over a billion in annual revenue. His experience includes SVP/GM Toshiba Memory America’s SSD Business Unit, VP Marketing SanDisk’s Enterprise SSD division, Co-founder and VP Marketing LSI’s Accelerated Solutions Division, and multiple roles across sales, marketing and strategic planning at Intel. Holds an MBA degree from Yale University

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    Ari Cohen

    VP R&D

    Ari has three decades of experience leading R&D , Operations and business organizations for start-up and large companies. Before Pliops, he was VP of Engineering and VP of Business Development-Technology for Mellanox. He held engineering leadership positions in Silverback Systems (acquired by Brocade) and LSI Logic. He has a BSEE from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from Santa Clara University.​

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    Mark Mokryn

    VP Product

    Mark is an expert in storage systems, having held leadership positions in engineering and marketing at Marvell, EMC, Broadcom, Lightbits Labs, and co-founding Sepaton (originally named SANgate Systems) which was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems.  Holds BSEE degree from University of Pennsylvania, MSEE, MBA degrees from Israel Institute of Technology​

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    Poza Meir

    VP, Strategic Planning

    Poza is an industry veteran holding multiple roles including CTO of M-Systems, VP of Engineering at SanDisk, CTO and GM of Anobit s Enterprise SSD business, CTO of Apple Israel, and Chief Strategy Officer of Elastifile. He holds a BSEE degree from Tel Aviv University, Summa Cum Laude.

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    Gary Hochwald

    CFO

    Gary is a seasoned CFO and was a co-founder & COO of XOsoft. He has a proven track of managing technology startups from founding to exit. Prior to joining Pliops, he was the Owner & CFO of Sagitta Engineering Solutions firm. He has an MBA and a Law degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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