Reykjavik, Iceland (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
GreenQloud, the first Truly Green™ cloud solutions company, today announced the appointment of Jón Thorgrímur Stefánsson to Chief Executive Officer of its Europe operations. Bala Kamallakharan, who previously held the global CEO position, was appointed to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.
GreenQloud eliminates the three barriers to cleaner cloud practices: cost, lack of renewable energy, automation and migration hurdles. Powering GreenQloud on renewable energy in cool climates cuts costs for customers and enables businesses to easily manage and monitor data in the cloud, without further compounding the CO2 emissions crisis.
"I joined GreenQloud with the objective of leading the company towards global growth, building a team culture that rivals the best in the world and sourcing new funding opportunities. Having successfully completed these goals, the natural next step for me is to guide the team from the Board level," says Bala Kamallakharan.
“Bala’s leadership since 2012 has delivered impressive results and created a legacy of a world class team culture. The Board is thrilled about working more closely with Bala in his new role,” says Chairman of the Board, Gudmundur Ingi Jonsson.
“We’re also extremely excited about announcing the appointment of Jón Thorgrímur Stefánsson as CEO of GreenQloud’s Europe operations. Experienced in working in large, highly virtualized and diverse computing environments, Jónsi will help position GreenQloud for greater growth within the European market and the global Information Communications Technology industry.”
About Jón Thorgrímur Stefánsson
“Jónsi” is the CEO of GreenQloud’s European operations. He’s an experienced leader and an expert in building and running cloud environments, storage and Linux system administration.
Prior to accepting the CEO position, Jónsi was a member of GreenQloud’s Board and the Technical Director of Vivaldi Technologies, which offers social networking and sharing options for its users. Previously, Jónsi served as the Technical Director of Opera Software, where he was responsible for all technical aspects of Opera’s hosting and data center strategy.
He’s a certified AIX technical expert and has extensive experience of working in large, highly virtualized and diverse computing environments.
GreenQloud is a cloud solutions company offering Truly Green™ cloud computing virtual servers and data storage (IaaS) powered by renewable energy. GreenQloud services, such as ComputeQloud™ and StorageQloud™ feature an easy-to-use, self-service web console and advanced AWS-compatible API controls for full automation of IT services. With GreenQloud’s newest service, QStack, the company now offers cloud solutions for the full market, accelerating the market adoption of cleaner cloud technology, by addressing the needs and concerns of companies who have not yet adopted public cloud computing due to regulatory compliance and investment commitments.
GreenQloud was founded in 2010 and is privately funded. The company has been lauded by the industry and media for its sustainability efforts. GreenQloud has won several Icelandic government grants, such as the technology grant from Rannis (the Icelandic Centre for Research). Advania and Verne Global serve as primary data center locations for GreenQloud in Iceland. Digital Fortress™ is the primary data center location for GreenQloud in the US. For more information visit http://greenqloud.com.