Joyent Co-Founder and CTO Jason Hoffman Steps Down

Joyent co-founder Jason Hoffman stepped down as chief technology officer of the cloud computing company this week.

Nicole Henderson, Contributor

September 10, 2013

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Joyent co-founder Jason Hoffman stepped down as chief technology officer of the cloud computing company this week.

Hoffman co-founded Joyent 10 years ago, and since then, Joyent has become a leading cloud company, recently recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant as “exceptionally innovative from a technology perspective.” Bryan Cantrill will take over as CTO, and Hoffman said he will stay “closely connected to Joyent” as an advisor.

In June, Joyent launched its cloud object store platform Manta to help enterprises process big data faster and more securely. Hoffman says the launch of Manta puts Joyent in a strong position for growth.

“I believe that Joyent’s Manta compute on storage innovation will disrupt the storage and big data analytics markets, even as it is just starting to get major traction. Over the past 60 days since launch I’ve watched as it has captured the imagination of our customers, partners, the media and the developer community at large,” Hoffman wrote in a blog post announcing his departure. “It’s been particularly gratifying to watch as the community explores the endless possibilities of Joyent Manta, often blogging and tweeting about the business benefits and use cases they’ve discovered. Now, more than ever, I’m confident that Joyent is ready to lead and define the future of cloud computing in support of the real-time web and mobile applications of the 21st century.”

Last year, Joyent named Henry Wasik CEO in order to accelerate its cloud growth, bringing 20 years of senior leadership experience to Joyent.

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About the Author(s)

Nicole Henderson

Contributor, IT Pro Today

Nicole Henderson covers daily cloud news and features online for ITPro Today. Prior to ITPro Today, she was editor at Talkin' Cloud (now Channel Futures) and the WHIR. She has a bachelor of journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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