Industry luminary with proven track record to drive accelerated momentum and market disruption
San Mateo, California, June 26, 2018 — 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).
Lynch 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.
AtScale is the industry leader in data federation and cloud transformation, enabling enterprises to modernize application architectures and accelerate business intelligence, A.I. and Machine Learning initiatives. By eliminating data location constraints, AtScale accelerates enterprise multi-platform and multi-cloud adoption with greater agility, performance and security — all without disrupting the business. Led by industry veterans from Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Cisco and Oracle, AtScale is delivering enterprise transformation globally for firms including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, GlaxoSmithKline and many more. For additional information, visit www.atscale.com/cloud
Christopher Lynch: Biography
Chris Lynch is CEO & Executive Chairman at AtScale. Prior to AtScale, Chris co-founded and was a General Parter at Accomplice, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies. Before co-founding Accomplice, Chris held CEO and leadership roles at tech startups where during his career he raised over $150M in capital and returned greater than $7B to investors. He was Chairman and CEO of Vertica (acquired by HP) and Acopia Networks (acquired by F5 Networks); and held executive leadership positions at Arrowpoint Communications (IPO and subsequently acquired by Cisco), Prominet (acquired by Lucent) and Wellfleet Communications (acquired by Bay Networks).
Chris earned his MBA from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University and received an honorary doctorate of commercial science from Bentley University.