Cloudian names former CEO of StackStorm, Nexenta and Clarus Systems to Advisory
San Mateo, Calif – May 10, 2016 – Cloudian, Inc., the only fully S3-compatible object storage provider and the leader in software-defined smart data storage, announced the addition of software-defined storage pioneer Evan Powell to its advisory board. With a history of award-winning entrepreneurship and leadership, Powell has built a reputation as a storage and enterprise infrastructure innovator. He will support Cloudian as the company’s growth accelerates.
“As many of us predicted some years ago, software-defined storage has transformed the storage industry. With the explosion of the public cloud, Cloudian’s 100 percent S3 compatible software-defined object storage solution with native multi-tenancy, massive scalability, and more, is optimally positioned to build market share,” said Evan Powell. “I’m impressed with the way Cloudian is focused on customer success alongside product excellence. I look forward to adding my experience to the team.”
“We are very pleased to have Evan Powell join Cloudian’s advisory board,” said Michael Tso, Cloudian’s co-founder and CEO. “Evan is the ideal technology strategist and evangelist to help Cloudian extend its technology leadership and continue strong market share growth.”
Powell is a well-known entrepreneur, advisor, investor, founder and CEO of companies including StackStorm, Nexenta and Clarus Systems. As CEO and co-founder of StackStorm, Powell led the open source, event-driven automation market, and StackStorm’s acquisition by Brocade earlier this year. At Nexenta, where he was founding CEO, Powell helped create the software-defined storage category, contributing to today’s transformed storage industry. Prior to Nexenta, Powell co-founded Clarus Systems, the leading provider of enterprise software for next generation, real-time communications. Presently, Powell is an active advisor and angel investor in companies that deliver technology and related services to businesses, via his company, POPS, as well as via the Alchemist Accelerator and the Mosaic Network at Pacific Crest Securities.
Based in Silicon Valley, Cloudian is the leader in software-defined smart data storage. Our flagship product, Cloudian HyperStore®, is the only fully S3-compatible storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable hybrid cloud storage solutions.