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Cloudsoft is an AWS Advanced Consulting and Solution Provider Partner that specialises in cloud software and services to migrate, run and evolve applications in the cloud.
Cloudsoft has built up years of experience working with applications and automation in the cloud. The Cloudsoft AMP product blueprints and manages your complete application lifecycle in the cloud. The CloudFormation Composer helps cloud users to visually compose applications for AWS without the complexity of CloudFormation language. Cloudsoft is also one active contributor to the open source Apache Brooklyn project.
In addition to cloud software, Cloudsoft has bundled up their cloud software, patterns and practices into specially designed services to Migrate, Run and Evolve business applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS). These services have delivered real business outcomes for our customers: reducing costs, increasing uptimes, improving performance and responsiveness while continuously exploiting the pace of AWS innovation. How did Cloudsoft get here? For the last decade they have delivered successful outcomes through software development and service delivery, both locally and internationally, for companies as large and diverse as BT, IBM, Criton and Giumarra - see Case Studies. Having developed cloud capabilities, software, patterns, practices and people solving complex cloud problems with large organisations, Cloudsoft is now democratising access to these special skills by making our services available to a broader range of UK and Ireland organisations. Cloudsoft is a privately held company headquartered at Codebase in Edinburgh in the UK. Cloudsoft has a highly talented and experienced team of "Triple A" (applications, automation and AWS) engineers and business consultants led by seasoned executives backed by a world-class advisory board.
Chief Executive Officer
Ross has 15 years’ experience in Enterprise IT Business Development and previously was VP Sales & Marketing and Business Development Director at Cloudsoft. Prior to that Ross was Senior Account Manager at Proact, a managed cloud services provider, and Business Development Consultant in the Enterprise Systems business unit of CACI Ltd. Ross holds an MA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Marketing from Strathclyde University.
Co-Founder & CTO
Alex brings 20 years experience designing software solutions in the enterprise, start-up, and academic sectors. Alex was with Enigmatec Corporation where he led the development of what is now the Monterey® Middleware Platform™. He founded PocketWatch Systems, commercialising results from his doctoral research. Alex holds a PhD (Informatics) and an MSc (Cognitive Science) from the University of Edinburgh and an AB (Mathematics) from Princeton University.
Aled brings 20 years of experience developing distributed applications, mostly in the enterprise sector. Particular areas of interest include devops, automation, cloud, concurrency and distributed systems. Prior to joining Cloudsoft, Aled was Chief Architect at Enigmatec Corporation. He holds a PhD (Computer Science) from the University of St Andrews.
Anél started as Financial Controller at Cloudsoft from May 2016 to October 2017 and since became Finance Director. Anél is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) as well has holding a HonsBComm (Management Accounting) from Stellenbosch University and a BCom (Rationium) in Law and Accounting from Nelson Mandela University.
David has over 20 years of experience in the technology sector working with both enterprise and start-up organisations to drive commercial growth. David's roles have included Country Manager, VP Sales EMEA and UK Head of Sales with a particular focus on cyber security and cloud computing services. David holds a BA in English Literature from Glasgow University and an MBA in Business Management and Strategy from the Adam Smith Business School.
Head of Marketing
Cayle brings 10 years’ experience as a marketer specialising in digital strategy and transformation for cloud based solutions across both the start-up and enterprise landscapes in organisations such as SolarWinds MSP and Standard Life. Her roles have progressed from specialising in email marketing to running comprehensive marketing programmes globally, in both direct and distribution lead regions, to take-to-market delivery of new and emerging technologies. New business acquisition and existing customer uptake and adoption is at the core of her planning and execution of product marketing strategies.
Alasdair is a solutions architect with 25 years’ experience. An authority in cloud, software applications and automation across all major cloud platforms, he has been engaged in the design and optimisation of cloud services in banking and finance and other service-based sectors such as telecoms, electronic design and supply-chain automation for over 12 years.
Richard has 20 years experience in software engineering, operations and architecture. Joining Cloudsoft in 2010, he has fully embraced the new architectures that cloud brings, and has specialised in AWS, holding a number of AWS certifications. Focusing on best practices tempered by pragmatism, and always seeks to gain the best outcomes for customers. His experience extends across small web development houses to multinational technology enterprises, using a variety of platforms and in different vertical markets. Richard is also a Member of The Apache Software Foundation and plays an important role in Cloudsoft's relationship with Open Source.
Andrew was appointed Chairman of Cloudsoft in September 2017. He was previously CFO from March 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from Cranfield. He has extensive experience in senior financial, commercial and Board roles in FTSE 100, AIM and SME businesses. His sector experience includes Technology, Energy, Financial Services and Construction.
Bill is an experienced entrepreneur and director specialising in internet, telecoms and technology businesses. Bill has been a director of Demon Internet, Prestel, Teledata, Scottish Telecom (Thus), AboveNet Inc. and several other companies. Bill has been the co-founder of two public companies Iomart (LSE:IOM) and IDE Group Holdings plc (LSE: IDE) where he is still a Director.
Scott has spent over 25 years in the technology sector latterly as the Chief Operating Officer at Amor Group which was Scotland’s largest independent IT company and was sold to Lockheed Martin in 2013. Since then Scott has joined Incremental Group as chairman, manages a varied investment portfolio and frequently volunteers as a panel member and chair as part of the Children’s Hearings system in Scotland.
Chief Executive Officer
Ross has 15 years’ experience in Enterprise IT Business Development and previously was VP Sales & Marketing and Business Development Director at Cloudsoft. Prior to that Ross was Senior Account Manager at Proact, a managed cloud services provider and data storage integrator, and Business Development Consultant in the Enterprise Systems business unit of CACI Ltd.
Founder & Advisor
Duncan is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer with thirty years experience in the software industry. Duncan served as CEO at Cloudsoft from its inception until October 2017 when he stepped down and became chairman of the Cloudsoft Advisory Board. Previously, Duncan was CTO at Enigmatec Corporation, the enterprise data center automation company he founded in 2001. Enigmatec was sold to iWave which was subsequently acquired by EMC.
Rich is CEO of Telematica, Inc. (Palo Alto, California), a holding company and consultancy with a practice in product strategy and business development for cloud computing, big data and networked technologies. Rich was a co-Founder and, until 2012, served as CEO of StreetLight Data Inc. His experience in data center management and grid computing stems from his roles as CEO of Replicate Technologies, Inc., (a provider of configuration management technology) and as co-founder and COO of Univa.