AtScale, the industry leader in data federation and cloud transformation, today announced the appointment of Christopher Lynch as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With this appointment, Chris will be stepping back from day to day at Reverb and transitioning to an advisory.
Chris has a proven track record of innovation and market disruption, having previously galvanized markets around technologies from Web Switching to Virtualization, Security and more recently Big Data Analytics. As the Chairman and CEO at Vertica Systems, he was responsible for record growth and customer adoption, establishing new market segmentation and ultimately setting the standard for high-performance analytic database management systems (Vertica was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2011). Prior to Vertica, he was the CEO and co-founder of Acopia networks which became the industry leader in high-performance network storage virtualization (acquired by F5 Networks in 2007). Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, Lynch has raised more than $150M in capital and returned in excess of $7BN to investors and shareholders.
“After meeting Dave Mariani (co-founder, AtScale), seeing the company’s ability to federate what are traditionally “islands of information” and seamlessly enable cloud transformation, I couldn’t wait to get involved,” said Chris Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, AtScale. “AtScale’s technology is delivering tremendous flexibility and business value to enterprises as they shift towards multi-platform and multi-cloud deployments, providing a single application interface to alleviate all of the complexity.”
Connect Anything. Everywhere.
CIOs are confronted with the complexity of managing cloud transformation while continuing to support and deliver value from traditional applications and infrastructure. With more than eighty (80) percent of enterprises globally executing a multi-cloud strategy, AtScale is uniquely positioned to accelerate, secure and simplify these journeys.
“Chris is an extraordinary leader with the necessary experience to accelerate AtScale’s growth and continued success,” said Ryan Floyd, Managing Director at Storm Ventures and founding investor in AtScale. “With marquee customers around the globe, AtScale has proven the value of connecting all of an enterprise’s data, at unlimited scale, regardless of where it is stored.”
AtScale’s Universal Semantic Layer abstracts the complexity of disparate data silos and enables organizations to dynamically shift between on-premise, cloud and multi-cloud deployments without disrupting users or applications. AtScale’s fine grained security functionality ensures organizations maintain the necessary level of data governance while accelerating cloud transformation. Industry analyst Forrester estimates the 2018 global cloud market at $178B with an anticipated compounding annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22%. Leveraging AtScale not only accelerates cloud adoption, but also provides enterprises with the freedom of choice for Analytics tools, A.I. and Machine Learning platforms and multi-cloud strategies. AtScale provides a single application interface enabling future architectures today.