SOURCE: Joyent

August 20, 2013 09:00 ET

Joyent Appoints New CFO to Support Growth

Industry Veteran Brett Newsome Joins Joyent's Executive Management Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - Joyent, the high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company, today announced the appointment of Brett Newsome as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Brett comes to Joyent with over 15 years of extensive experience leading the financial and administrative functions of startup and high growth technology organizations. Most recently, Brett served as the Chief Financial Officer for GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure as a service provider. Prior to GoGrid, Brett was the Vice President of Finance for UltraDNS, the leader in Managed DNS cloud services, which was acquired by Neustar. 

"Joyent's dedication to innovation and ground up approach to architecting its cloud infrastructure has allowed the company to deliver services and solutions that are completely changing the face of what is possible in cloud service delivery," said Brett Newsome, CFO, Joyent. "I look forward to working with the Joyent team to build on this solid foundation and develop strategies that will continue to propel Joyent's success in the market."

Newsome's appointment follows the release of the Joyent Manta Storage Service, a next-generation cloud object store and big data analytics platform that brings compute and analysis capabilities directly to customers' data in the cloud. As the first true convergence of compute and data in the cloud, Joyent Manta allows customers to finally unlock the full power of their data in near real-time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional object storage and compute services connected by a network, opening new possibilities for innovation and competitive advantage.

"With the release of Joyent Manta, we continue to expand into new markets and it was important that we extend the capabilities of our management team to keep up with this growth," said Henry Wasik, CEO, Joyent. "Brett brings decades of strategic insight and a proven track record for developing business operations that scale with a growing customer base. His cloud industry expertise and passion for innovation make Brett the perfect fit."

About Joyent
Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure and data analytics company. The Joyent Cloud is built from the ground up to meet the requirements of today's demanding real-time web and mobile applications. The Joyent Manta Storage Service is the first compute-on-storage innovation that eliminates data movement and enables inexpensive, lightning fast big data analysis in-place, transforming the economics and utility of object storage and real-time big data.

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