About Us

At SaunaFS, we are driven by a simple yet powerful mission: to revolutionize data storage by providing purpose-built solutions that are efficient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective. Our software-defined storage platform addresses the challenges of legacy data storage, offering a new way for companies to manage their data workloads effectively. Discover the story behind SaunaFS and meet the team that makes it all possible.

Our Mission

The SaunaFS software-defined storage platform was born out of the need to address the shortcomings of traditional data storage solutions. Legacy storage often lacks optimization for specific workloads, resulting in inefficiencies, high energy consumption, and increased costs.

We set out to change this by creating a storage solution that leverages cutting-edge technologies, reduces environmental impact, and offers unmatched affordability.

Our Team

SaunaFS is maintained by Leil Storage OÜ, a team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of data storage technology. Our core team members bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, ensuring that SaunaFS remains at the forefront of innovation.

Aleksandr Ragel

Aleksandr Ragel

Founder & CEO
David Gerstein

David Gerstein

Founder & CTO
Piotr Modrzyk

Piotr Modrzyk

Principal Architect
Jaak Kõusaar

Jaak Kõusaar

Computer Scientist
Sergei Gurin

Sergei Gurin

Head of Integrations and Operations
Walter Eliades Gómez Milán

Walter Eliades Gómez Milán

Senior Storage Developer
Rubén Alcolea Núñez

Rubén Alcolea Núñez

Senior Storage Developer
Luis Guillermo Silva Rojas

Luis Guillermo Silva Rojas

Senior Storage Developer
Antonio Alberto Iznaga Marín

Antonio Alberto Iznaga Marín

Senior Storage Developer
Sergei Saltanov

Sergei Saltanov

DevOps & Storage Engineer
David Manuel Garcia Aguilera

David Manuel Garcia Aguilera

Senior Storage Developer
Urmas Rist

Urmas Rist

Software Developer & SaunaFS Maintainer
Anastassia Umrihhina

Anastassia Umrihhina

Head of Marketing
Karl Vahtre

Karl Vahtre

Sales Representative
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Our team brings together a diverse range of talents, from storage experts to business development professionals, with years of experience at globally renowned companies and other industry leaders. We are united by a shared vision of transforming the world of data storage.

SNIA Membership

We are proud members of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), a testament to our commitment to industry standards and best practices. Our active involvement in SNIA ensures that SaunaFS remains aligned with the latest developments in the storage industry.
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Unveiling Insights and Innovations

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Explore the Fusion of Host-Managed SMR Drives with Software-Defined Storage at SDC2023.

Dive into the heart of Leil Storage's advancements, powered by the SaunaFS platform, through our dynamic video and presentation. Catch a glimpse of the future of storage technology .

SaunaFS is not just a software-defined storage

It's a journey of innovation and excellence. Our team's dedication and expertise, coupled with our commitment to greener, more efficient storage solutions, define who we are.

Join us on this journey to transform the world of data storage.

To Research & Scientific Institutions

At Leil Storage, we take immense pride in fostering an environment where academic knowledge and expertise thrive. Our team boasts an array of individuals with diverse backgrounds, including those with Ph.D. qualifications and extensive experience in academia.

We consider a cooperation as strategic advantage to us because we believe that academic research gives a competitive edge to industry product and make it a stronger contender in global markets.

To Research & Scientific Institutions

Why Collaborate with Us?

Research-Driven Innovation

Our academic team members bring a wealth of research-driven insights to the table, contributing to groundbreaking innovations in data storage and management.

Cutting-Edge Technology

We are committed to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the world of data storage, and our academic knowledge plays a crucial role in staying at the forefront of technology.

Real-World Applications

We bridge the gap between academic research and practical application, allowing your institution to see tangible results from collaborative projects.

How Can You Collaborate?

We invite research groups and universities to explore opportunities for collaboration with Leil Storage. Whether you are interested in joint research projects, internships, or knowledge exchange, we are open to various forms of collaboration.

Get in Touch

If you are an academic institution or research group looking to join forces with a team that values academic knowledge and innovation, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us today to explore collaborative possibilities and embark on a journey of discovery and advancement in data storage technology.

Together, we can shape the future of data management.

C++ Software Developer Internship

Tired of mundane JavaScript job offers? Claim your hacker status and be part of our Computer Science Linux C++ exabyte-scale adventure at Leil Storage, a green cloud backup and archive company. We're offering a summer internship tailored for talented individuals like you!

Position: C++ Intern
Duration: 4-8 weeks during the summer
Location: Tallinn, city center, with a breathtaking sea

Responsibilities

Collaborate with a team of interns to develop product code in C++.
Contribute to an exciting, distributed file storage system project.
Receive guidance from mentors, both locally and remotely.
Responsibilities

Qualifications and Skills

Strong command of English (work is conducted in English).
Solid understanding of C++ and proficiency in algorithms and data structures.
Familiarity with Linux is a plus.
Knowledge or coursework in distributed systems is beneficial.
Participation in programming competitions is advantageous.
Benefits and Perks
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Intern-exclusive office with a stunning sea view.

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Pair programming with another intern for enhanced learning.

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Comprehensive onboarding, training, and remote mentorship.

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Monthly payment of 500 euros.

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Outstanding interns may have the opportunity to join Leil Storage permanently (full or part-time).

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Relaxed work environment with motivated mentors.

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Real contributions to the product, not just busywork.

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Recommendation letter upon completion

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Mentorship and collaboration with major storage hardware providers.

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Team-building events.

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV and a brief introduction of yourself via email to

or apply directly through LinkedIn. We encourage you to learn more about Leil Storage by visiting our website:

Contact Information

Anastassia Umrihhina For any queries or further information, reach out to Anastassia Umrihhina at au@leil.io

Don't miss this chance to kickstart your career in C++ development with Leil Storage! Apply today and embark on an unforgettable learning journey.

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