Mih brings two decades of experience in cloud, enterprise software and open source to Alluxio’s leadership team; founding CEO Haoyuan Li named chairman and Chief Technology Officer
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alluxio, developer of the world’s first software system that unifies data for multi-cloud environments, today announced the appointment of Steven Mih as CEO. Mih succeeds founding CEO Haoyuan Li (HY), creator of the original Alluxio technology, who will now serve as CTO and Chairman of the Board. With Mih joining the company as CEO, Bob Wiederhold who joined Alluxio as executive chairman and board member last year transitions to being an independent board member.
Alluxio software is being deployed by seven out of the top ten internet companies in the world and many leading companies in various sectors. Alluxio announced the close of a Series B financing round earlier this year and recently released Alluxio 2.0, the largest open source release since the inception of the project. Together with Mih’s onboarding, Alluxio doubles down on its investments in open source, sales, and marketing to scale the business globally.
“I am thrilled to welcome Steven to Alluxio. Steven is an industry veteran with extensive go-to-market experience, and he is passionate about our vision. I’m confident that he is the right CEO and I’m very excited to work with him to take Alluxio to the next stage,” Li said. “I also look forward to spending more time on areas that I am deeply passionate about such as furthering the technology and product vision as well as working closely with users.”
Mih joins Alluxio from Aviatrix, a software-defined cloud networking startup, where he served as CEO for three years. At Aviatrix, he grew the company into one of the fastest-growing partners of Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers. Previously he led worldwide sales at NoSQL leader Couchbase. He also led worldwide field operations at Mesosphere and ran worldwide sales at Transitive.
“I am passionate about and strongly believe in Alluxio’s vision of the future of data, and its mission to deliver solutions to help its customers run their ML, AI and analytics workloads on any cloud, particularly as enterprises move towards hybrid & multi-cloud deployments with new storage technologies like object stores,” Mih said. “Alluxio has a unique opportunity to accelerate and dramatically simplify the complex transition to cloud environments for data-driven apps. I’m excited to work with Haoyuan, the great team at Alluxio, and the strong, growing community of Alluxio users worldwide.”
Proven at global web scale in production for modern data services, Alluxio is the world’s first system that unifies data at memory speed. Named a Top 10 Storage Startup by CRN in 2018, Alluxio provides a single source virtual data layer connecting data analytics and machine learning frameworks to data running on premises, in public clouds or in multi / hybrid cloud environments. Intelligent data tiering and data management deliver consistent high performance to customers in financial services, high tech, retail and telecommunications. Venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Seven Seas Partners, Alluxio was founded at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab by the creators of the Tachyon open source project. For more information, contact email@example.com or follow us on LinkedIn, or Twitter.
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