Iron.io Adds Derek Collison as an Advisor – Former SVP/Chief Architect at Tibco, Architect of Cloud Foundry

We’re happy to announce that we recently added Derek Collison to the Iron.io advisory board. Derek is Founder/CEO of Apcera and an industry veteran and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems and enterprise computing.  He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software and so is a great resource for technical and business insight.

Derek Collison
Iron.io Advisor

Since starting Apcera, Derek has been dedicated to delivering composable technology for modern enterprises to innovate faster. He was previously CTO at VMware where he designed and architected the industry’s first open PaaS, Cloud Foundry. Prior to that, he was one of two Technical Directors at Google where he co-founded the AJAX APIs group. He also spent over 10 years at TIBCO Software, where he designed and implemented a wide range of messaging products, including Rendezvous and EMS. As TIBCO’s SVP and Chief Architect, Derek led technical and strategic product direction and delivery.

Aside from the wealth of knowledge and experience in the tech industry, Derek is also a big proponent of Go and speaks often on its use within cloud systems. (Here’s a slide presentation of his from the recent Gophercon conference.) We’re also big users of Go and have written several articles on the subject (you can find them here and here) and so it’s a great meeting of like minds.

Our goal has always been to provide the best cloud infrastructure services for message queuing and task processing. As we grow the company and expand our offerings into larger organizations, we’re grateful to have not only have a strong team but also a solid set of investors and advisors to help guide the way.

As someone who has done much in technology and in high-performance cloud systems, Derek Collison is a great addition to our advisory board and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him as a part of our team.

Glad to be helping out the @getiron team! Congrats on the launch! http://t.co/nn5ESvJyak
— Derek Collison (@derekcollison) July 1, 2014