Business Cloud News

Colt gears up for cloud with new CTO appointment

Network Function Virtualisation

Colt has announced that its newly appointed Chief Technology Officer Rajiv Datta is to be given the brief to drive the service provider’s future cloud strategy.

Google appoints ex-VMware boss to lead enterprise web services business

Google office

Google has appointed former VMware CEO and current Google board member Diane Greene to head a new business-oriented cloud service.

Dropbox sets the enterprise in its sights with new hires

Dropbox is boosting its investment in personnel to add enterprise users

Cloud storage provider Dropbox is doubling down on the enterprise, hiring experts in traditional small and medium size IT channel and direct sales and product design to help gain traction with businesses.

Canonical appoints ex-Microsoft UK dev lead as EVP of cloud

Krishnan will lead Canonical's cloud efforts

Canonical has appointed former Microsoft exec Anand Krishnan to the role of executive vice president for cloud, where he will lead most of the company’s cloud-related efforts globally including business-development, marketing, engineering and customer delivery activities.

Rackspace taps former VeriSign, Red Hat exec to lead strategy, product engineering

Scott Crenshaw

Rackspace has appointed Scott Crenshaw to the role of senior vice president of strategy and product. Crenshaw, who formerly hails from VeriSign, will oversee the company’s corporate strategy, business development and product and engineering portfolio.

Box hires ex-Microsoft exec to bolster business in France

Jeremy Grinbaum,  regional vice president for France and southern Europe, Box

Grinbaum, who will be based in Box’s Paris office, has been broad on board as regional vice president for France and southern Europe to drive the cloud storage incumbent’s business in the region, which includes setting up a local sales team.

VMware nabs Juniper Networks CIO

Bask Iyer most recently served as CIO at Juniper Networks

Virtualisation heavyweight VMware has appointed Bask Iyer to the role of senior vice president and chief information officer. Iyer, who is leaving his role as Juniper Networks’ chief information officer for VMware, will manage the company’s internal technology strategy.

GoDaddy taps another ex-Microsoft exec for digital identity role

Lauren Antonoff, senior vice president of digital identity at GoDaddy

Internet domain registrar and cloud hosting provider GoDaddy has appointed Lauren Antonoff, a former long-time Microsoft employee, to head up the company’s digital identity division.

Rackspace appoints Dell veteran to board

Rackspace has appointed John Harper to its board of directors, and announced solid growth for Q4 2014

Rackspace has appointed John Harper to the company’s board of directors this week. The appointment of Harper, who most recently served as chief financial officer at Dell Services, comes as Rackspace announced Q4 2014 revenues of $472m, up 16 per cent from the same quarter the previous year.

Exponential-e appoints former Canopy, Fujitsu exec to lead cloud biz

Jonathan Bridges will lead the company's enterprise cloud strategy

Cloud, networking and colocation service provider Exponential-e has this week appointed Jonathan Bridges as head of the company’s enterprise cloud business.