Bruce is both a computer networking and web hosting industry veteran. Throughout the 1990s, he worked for, or with, many companies in the networking, security, computing, and storage industries. He joined Foundry Networks in 1999 when it was an early stage pre-IPO company, and participated in creating a successful IPO and played a significant role within the sales organization in growing annual revenues from $10M/year to over $400M/year over the following five years. Upon leaving Foundry Networks, he purchased Silicon Valley Web Hosting in 2005; and both NectarTech Hosting and Simpli Hosting in 2007. His co-founding of NephoScale and the development of its innovative public cloud services platform is a result of the accumulated experience and relationships developed over a 15 year period that helped bring the NephoScale development team together. He earned a BS degree from San Jose State’s College of Business, with a concentration in Manufacturing Management and a minor in General Science.
Telemachus is responsible for the technological vision and product strategy of NephoScale. Prior to co-founding NephoScale, he spent 6 years at ServePath in various senior management roles within Finance, Product Development, and Engineering. He was instrumental in launching ServePath’s cloud division, GoGrid, and defining its architecture, features, and go-to-market strategy. Prior to ServePath, he spent 7 years designing large scale networks for a portal company, systems integration firm, and his own consultancy. He earned an MBA from Santa Clara’s Leavey School of Business with a concentration in Finance, and a BA in Economics from U.C. Berkeley.
Nick is responsible for the agile engineering strategy and developer operations at NephoScale. Formerly, he was the Director of Software Engineering at GoGrid where he developed the UpStream Networks CDN and the GoGrid Cloud Computing platforms. His experience includes engineering management, agile software development and developer operations. He has lead a variety of different teams across numerous industries, including Cloud Computing, Managed Services, Content Delivery, Online Publishing, and Enterprise Software. He earned a BS in Computer Science from SFSU, and he has a Certificate in Bioinformatics from UCSC. He is a multi-patent holder in the field of Cloud Computing.
Alan is responsible for designing, maintaining, and scaling the infrastructure that supports NephoScale's compute, storage, and network products. Prior to joining NephoScale, he was with GoGrid as the primary architect for their GoGrid Server Image and Cloud Storage product offerings. Before GoGrid, he spent 5 years with Sunwave Communications, focusing on automation, network architecture, and designing highly available software for a multi-tenant hosting platform. He earned a Bachelors degree from U.C. Berkeley
Michael is responsible for managing the daily technical operations as well as the growth of the NephoScale cloud infrastructure. Michael’s background before NephoScale was founded consists of over 7 years managing all technical operations at Silicon Valley Web Hosting. Prior to Silicon Valley Web Hosting, he spent 4 years as Sr. Systems Administrator at Workshare Technologies and 2 years as Systems Administrator at Towers Perrin. Michael studied Computer Technology at Computer Learning Centers in San Francisco and graduated from their 2-year program with honors.
Byron Wreaks is responsible for managing the daily business operations as well as the development of NephoScale’s channel strategy and strategic partnerships. Byron’s background before joining NephoScale consists of over 20 years in Channel Development and Operations. His experience includes spending 4 years each at both Cisco and Hitachi Global Storage managing 2 tier programs and operations for their WW distribution organizations, 5 years at Solectron (now Flextronics) managing key accounts for the systems assembly division, and 8 years in various sales roles at Synnex. He earned a BS in Finance and BA in Management Communications from CSU Chico.