Rescale Inc., the San Francisco-based global leader in cloud HPC, today announced the establishment of a new business entity Rescale Japan K.K. and an office in Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo in order to accelerate Rescale’s growth in the Japanese HPC market. To meet increasing demand from Rescale’s customers in Japan and oversee new and existing partnerships, Rescale appoints Atsuhiko Fukuda as the General Manager of Rescale Japan.
Atsu brings rich experience in cloud and HPC enterprise sales in Japan to the company. Prior to joining Rescale, Atsu was responsible for enterprise partner sales at NVIDIA Japan and partner and OEM sales at Sun Microsystems. At Rescale, he will leverage his industry ties and local market knowledge to expand and deepen Rescale’s presence in Japan, where HPC and cloud computing are strong sectors of Japan’s leading IT industry. Atsu says, “I am very excited to be joining Rescale and look forward to evangelizing Rescale’s unified cloud HPC platform throughout Japan to give our customers affordable, customizable, and intuitive cloud computing for a variety of HPC applications.”
The first international office for Rescale marks an important step in the company’s expansion of its product to global customers. With an expanded presence in Japan, Rescale will be able to better serve its existing partners and customers in Japan, as well as build and foster new relationships. Japan is home to a number of companies on the bleeding edge of R&D in automotive, rendering software, and deep learning. The new Tokyo office will provide better access to these customers, whose demanding computational needs and specialty hardware requirements are well-aligned with Rescale’s product offering.
Rescale CEO Joris Poort shares Atsu’s excitement, saying, “Japan is a critical market for Rescale, and we are lucky to have Atsu joining us to lead our growth in Japan. Atsu’s experience, relationships, and knowledge of the Japanese HPC market will help us meet the increasing demands from leading Japanese companies to shift from legacy on-premise hardware systems to the latest cloud HPC platform technologies.”
Rescale is the world’s leading cloud platform provider of simulation software and high performance computing (HPC) solutions. Rescale’s platform solutions are deployed securely and seamlessly to enterprises via a web-based application environment powered by preeminent simulation software providers and backed by the largest commercially available HPC infrastructure. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Rescale’s customers include global Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, automotive, life sciences, marine, consumer products, and energy sectors. For more information on Rescale products and services, visit www.rescale.com.