What is the 30under30?
30under30 is an Anthill initiative launched in early 2008 to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among young Australians.
Each year, we invite our readers to nominate young Australian entrepreneurs deserving of recognition for their outstanding entrepreneurial endeavours. More.
Sheng Yeo (b. 1991) and Alex Sharp (b. 1988)
Name: Sheng Yeo (born March 1991) and Alex Sharp (born 1988)
Age: 26 and 23
Known for: OrionVM
OrionVM co-founders, Sheng Yeo and Alex Sharp, imagined a new way of designing cloud infrastructure. The OrionVM technology suite (virtual storage, computer, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, reliable cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios.
The platform supports private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments, for internal consumption or resale. A fully distributed hyperconverged architecture reduces the datacenter footprint (power/hardware) by 50%+, allowing clients to resell cloud services below AWS rates while still generating significant profit. Partners have full control – from a complete white-label rebrand to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s technical vision represents a fundamental advancement for Cloud 2.0 infrastructure.
Building on its success in 2013/2014, the company dreamed up even bigger and better features and functionality for the next version of its cloud-based platform.
“We dared to introduce our product into a very competitive market, against large players like Amazon,” Sheng recently told Anthill.
“We are innovators standing out in a saturated field, which speaks to the strength of our technology, which makes its incredible features and performance more accessible and high powered for service providers. We have forged strategic partnerships, including with one of the largest US telcos.”
Profitable in its first two years, OrionVM services more than 450 global clients, including first tier telcos. The platform has earned awards from industry organisations including: The Channel Company’s CRN Top 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors Of The 2015 Cloud 100, a Gold Stevie® Award in the New Product or Service of the Year, Software – Cloud Infrastructure category in The 12th Annual American Business Awards. Sheng Yeo, OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO, was named by CRN as one of the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” in the IT channel for 2014.
Now, Anthill is pleased to announce Sheng Yeo and Alex Sharp, 2015 30under30 Winners!
Anthill asks: Sheng Yeo, what’s your superpower?
I have been told that I am an otherworldly brainiac of cloud architecture, with a rare aggregated combination of aptitude in virtualization and physical hardware, while also thinking outside the box to leverage innovative components like InfiniBand.
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