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Rescale Message From the CEO: COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected all of our daily lives. Rescale is committed to the health and safety of our employees, customers, partners, and the broader community. We are following the recommendations of both the WHO and CDC, as well as local authorities in limiting the travel and physical interactions of our employees.
First, we want to assure you that our business continues to operate with our staff working remotely. We are taking every precaution in an effort to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and provide uninterrupted service for all of our customers and partners.
Second, we have joined the fight against this global pandemic and race for a vaccine by launching our Tech Against Covid program, together with Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. In this program, we aid researchers and scientists in their mission to create new testing methods, treatments, and vaccinations by providing access to the Rescale platform and securing several million dollars worth of donated compute credits. We have created an internal response team to proactively identify and deploy these resources around the world where cloud HPC can accelerate progress in fighting the disease.
Third, we have rapidly deployed some resources to help provide assistance to teams that might be displaced by COVID-19. We have extended our support coverage, and made available several accommodations to help teams with limited access to their on-prem resources. We have already helped migrate priority workflows, extended hosted licences from our ISV partners, and extended service expiration dates to help teams get back on their feet.  
In short:

  • We remain committed to helping our customers accelerate innovation and we are here to help during these uncertain times.
  • If you are working on a project in the fight against COVID-19, and want to be a part of our program, please reach out to us immediately.
  • If your team is displaced and you need help maintaining productivity without access to your on-prem systems or software licenses, we are here to help.
  • If there is any other way we can help you, please let us know.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly or any of our Rescale team members.
Please take care of yourselves and each other, and know that we are here to support you.
Joris Poort, President & CEO


  • Joris Poort

    Joris is CEO and is responsible for leading the management team at Rescale. Prior to founding Rescale, Joris worked for McKinsey & Company on product development engagements in the high-tech sector. Joris began his career at Boeing, where he worked for four years as a structural and software engineer on the 787 program, optimizing the design of the tail and wings. Joris holds an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School, an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics magna cum laude from the University of Washington, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Applied Mathematics magna cum laude from the University of Michigan.

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