In 2010, public clouds were not seen as beneficial to the complex and diverse enterprise workloads running in data centers. Taking these workloads into the public clouds seemed impractical, if not impossible. Our team, consisting of some of the leading experts in operating systems, storage, virtualization, networking and security were exposed to the depth of the challenges and risks facing enterprises deploying these complex workloads. We decided to do something about them. CloudVelox was born.
Imagine a world, where a developer or IT pro can choose what type of compute, storage, network or security resource they wish to use. What varies is performance, cost, security, compliance and scale.
Now imagine being able to provision and orchestrate these resources from your own data center or a selection of public clouds. And imagine that you can easily move these workloads from one location or cloud to another based on advances in performance, cost, security, compliance or scale.
That’s what we set out to do. A flexible platform to securely and easily move and protect workloads based on policy.
Chief Executive Officer
Raj is a twenty-plus year veteran of the technology industry with a track record of building five category leaders in cloud computing, virtualization, security and networking.
Before joining CloudVelox, Raj was CEO of NComputing, where he led its transformation from a device-centric thin client company selling to Education and SMB customers, to a cloud software-centric solutions company selling to Enterprise, SMB and key verticals. Prior to NComputing, Raj was Vice President and General Manager at Citrix where he led the company’s desktop virtualization business from zero to half a billion dollars in sales growth over a 3-year period. In addition to his leadership role in global virtualization companies, Raj has held executive leadership positions in public companies, including McAfee, 3Com and SonicWALL, and at startups, including IntruVert Networks (acquired by McAfee) and PortAuthority Technologies (acquired by Websense). Raj is recognized as an expert in virtualization and has been a speaker for industry conferences, TV and recently at TEDx.
Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder
Rajeev has twenty-plus years of deep technology expertise in file virtualization, storage, virtualization and network security, and has founded three disruptive technology companies. He holds thirteen patents.
Before founding CloudVelox, Rajeev worked as an Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) at the Mayfield Fund, a Venture Capital Firm based in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, Rajeev was the founding CEO of NeoPath Networks (acquired by Cisco), a leading provider of file virtualization and management solutions. Prior to that, he was a co-founder and VP of Engineering and CTO of Ingrian Networks (acquired by SafeNet), one of the first providers of secure content networking appliances. He has also held various management and engineering positions at Healtheon/WebMD, Sun Microsystems and Integrated Systems.
Rajeev holds an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.Tech. degree in Computer Science from IT-BHU, Varanasi, India. In addition, he is a holder of 13 US patents and several awards.
Chief Software Architect and Co-Founder
Panos has more than fifteen years of software development experience, with deep expertise in Linux, Solaris and file virtualization. He holds twenty-five patents.
Before founding CloudVelox, Panos was the Chief Software Architect at NeoPath Networks that was acquired by Cisco. Prior to that, Panos was the senior software architect at Ingrian Systems. He has more than 15 years of technical experience working at Sun Microsystems, Tivo, NeoPath Networks, and Ingrian Systems.
Panos has architected and led several projects. He is the original author of xinetd, now shipped standard in RedHat Linux and other Linux distributions. He has worked on the Solaris operating system kernel and several areas of the Spring system, a distributed object-oriented microkernel-based operating system.
Panos has a Master’s in Computer Science from University of Colorado. In addition, he is a holder of 25 patents and several awards.
VP of Engineering and Co-Founder
Raman has more than twenty years of software development, quality assurance and engineering experience, with leadership expertise in security, storage and file virtualization.
Before founding CloudVelox, Raman was a Senior Director of Engineering at NeoPath Networks that was acquired by Cisco. Raman has more than 20 years of experience both managing and as a senior engineer.
At NeoPath / Cisco, he grew development and QA teams in both U.S. and India and delivered several releases of the File Director appliance on time and within budget. Prior to that, Raman has worked at Ingrian Systems and InsWeb in the U.S., Noranda, Inc. in Canada and GSI in India.
Raman has expertise in building teams from the ground up and possesses strong project management skills.
Raman has an M.S. in Software Engineering from National University, USA and an M.S. in Applied Geology from University of Delhi, India.
Chief Marketing Officer
James has more than twenty years of marketing experience at companies who are leaders in cloud management, virtualization, networking, security, & enterprise mobility management.
Before joining CloudVelox James was Head of Americas Channel and Alliance Marketing at VMware (VMW), where he helped the company drive accretive value with partners by developing demand generation and sales acceleration programs.
He spent a number of years at Cisco (CSCO) in a variety of marketing leadership roles in field, channel, and corporate marketing including 3 years in sales leadership. Along with that he spent time at Harmonic (HLIT) and MCI Telecom (VZN)
James holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.
Giovanni has twenty five years of experience in global sales and a breadth of go to market roles, with expertise in storage and data management and disaster recovery. He holds three patents for data storage techniques.
Before joining CloudVelox, Giovanni was President of Sanovi Technologies, Head of OEM Sales and Global Alliances at Attivio and co-founder and CEO of Arkivio, a leading software company in the storage/data management space acquired by Rocket Software. His career reflects over 25 years of experience in executive roles in sales, marketing, product management, business development, strategic alliances in the US, EMEA and APAC with both hardware and software application solutions.
He holds three US patents for data-storage techniques based on storage policies and location. Giovanni holds a BSEE from the Polytechnic Institute in Milan, Italy.