About Cloudsoft

Learn more about our team, our culture and background.

Cloudsoft is a specialist in migrating, running and evolving applications in the cloud.

Cloudsoft have built up years of experience working with applications and automation in the cloud. We are also the company behind the open source Apache Brooklyn project, and Clocker, the Docker cloud maker.

We have specially designed services to Migrate, Run and Evolve your applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS) through our Rx3 solution. This delivers real business outcomes for our customers: reducing costs, increasing uptimes, improving performance and responsiveness, and continuously exploiting the pace of AWS innovation.

How did we get here? Over the last 9 years, we’ve delivered successful outcomes through software development and service delivery, both locally and internationally, for companies as large and diverse as BT, IBM and Giumarra (headquartered in California).

Having developed our capabilities, software, patterns, practices and people solving complex cloud problems with large organisations, Cloudsoft are now democratising access to these special skills by making our services available to a broader range of UK organisations.

We are headquartered in the UK and a privately held company. Cloudsoft has a highly talented and experienced team of engineers and business consultants led by seasoned executives backed by a world-class advisory board.

Management Team

Aled Sage

VP Engineering

Aled brings 17 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 Jansen

Finance Director

Anél was Financial Controller at Cloudsoft from May 2016 to October 2017. 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.


Andrew Parsliffe


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 Dobbie

Non-Executive Director

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 Leiper

Non-Executive 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.

Ross Gray

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.


Duncan Johnston-Watt

Founder & Chairman

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 Miller


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.
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