The cloud is too expensive. Let us fix that for you.

Supergiant was born of the need to reduce waste on cloud investment.

The Company

Supergiant is a brand of Qbox Hosted Elasticsearch.

The Supergiant toolkit was created to “scratch our own itch,” as they say. Our cloud bills were too high because our hardware utilization was too low. We found that the so-called autoscaling tools from most vendors only meant it was easy to scale up. Seriously? Anybody can scale up! Actually, scaling down is what is most important when you are on a budget and paying by the compute hour. At the end

of the day, our utilization went from the low teens to over 92% utilization, saving us 50% off our cloud bill, a sum that amounted to over a half million dollars per year. Profit margins doubled, and we had flexibility to invest in our own product rather than seeing money fly out the door into the pockets of the public cloud providers. This was too good to keep secret.

Our mission is to bring these cloud-native, open-source tools other businesses. We have contributed the tools to the open source community, and if you like them, consider getting a Kubernetes Support Subscription from us. The Supergiant toolkit was created to solve our waste problem. It enabled us to go from 15% infrastructure utilization (85% waste), to nearly 92% utilization (8% waste),

effectively adding over 50% margin to our services.

Remember: most companies are not interested in helping their customers scale DOWN. Supergiant allows you to scale infrastructure UP AND DOWN, based on what your business and applications ACTUALLY need.


Mark can frequently be seen wearing a spacesuit at CNCF Conferences… and sometimes around the office.

Mark Brandon


Mark is the CEO and Co-founder of Qbox, the creator of Supergiant, where he oversees all aspects of company operations, including product direction, sales, marketing, HR, operations, and fundraising. Prior to Qbox, he was an enterprise sales leader at Oracle, Dell, and Apple.

Mike loves FJ cruisers

Mike Johnston


Before joining Qbox, Mike had already established himself as an expert in the DevOps field, working for over 15 years with everything from large organizations like Walmart to small startups, helping them optimize their infrastructure. Since joining the team, Mike has transitioned the Qbox infrastructure to Kubernetes, co-created Supergiant, has become a Kubernetes contributor, and served on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Certification Committee where he helped author the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam.

Clarke Vennerbeck

CKA, CKAD, Technical Support

Likitha Jonnagurakala

Technical Support

Joe Kane

Supergiant Front-End Engineer

Dmytro Tsapko

Kirill Goltsman, PhD

Content Director

Victoria Coppett

Operations Manager

Bonn Lahouti

Director of Marketing

Mikhno Mykola

Supergiant Front-End Engineer

Kelly Strauch

Analyst, Product Strategist

Will Cooper

Account Executive

Gerald Lamont

Supergiant Project Manager

Mike Johnston


Mark Brandon


Taras Hetmanchuk

Supergiant Front-End Designer

Gleb Stepanov

Supergiant Feature Developer

Yegor Chumakov

Supergiant Feature Developer

Rose Rodriguez

Technical Support Engineer

Nick Rager

Technical Support Engineer

Serhii Aheienko

CKA, Technical Support

Aaron Teague

CKA, Technical Support

Eldridge Henley

Engineer, CKA


Come work with Supergiant

We are a global company based in Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA) with offices in Europe and Southeast Asia. We are always looking for exceptional engineering and DevOps talent. Visit our job board below and submit your resume if you’re interested in working with our fantastic team.