ElasticBox Announces New Board Member, Yahoo’s CIO and SVP of Infrastructure Mike Kail

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The industry veteran will strategically advise the company that’s changing the way business software is developed and deployed

Today, ElasticBox announces the addition of Mike Kail to their board as a strategic advisor. ElasticBox is a fast growing startup that enables IT-as-a-service. Mike currently serves as CIO and SVP of Infrastructure for Yahoo and has more than 23 years of experience in IT. His expertise, combined with his passion for IT’s ability to create smarter businesses, makes him the perfect addition to ElasticBox’s board.

Mike has the unique experience of working at some of the biggest and most forward thinking IT companies in the world. He recently joined Yahoo as CIO and SVP of Infrastructure where he leads the technical infrastructure of IT and data center operations for the company. Before that, he worked as VP of IT operations for Netflix where he was responsible for overseeing the platform’s massive growth. Mike also spent two years managing big data and data center operations at Attensity.

“Companies today need to embrace new technologies in their IT strategies in order to succeed in the market now and stay competitive in the future,” said Mr. Kail. “ElasticBox addresses some of the biggest concerns CIOs face when planning for the future--flexibility and choice in how they move to the cloud by allowing for diversification of cloud providers when deploying applications. ElasticBox is an incredibly valuable platform for today’s IT shops.”

ElasticBox makes it insanely easy for IT teams and developers to collaborate to build, manage and deploy applications to any cloud at lightning speed. The platform was built with both personas in mind and is changing the DevOps dynamic to propel companies forward. IT departments can achieve this agility and speed while still maintaining security, control, stability, and business continuity.

“Mike is a highly sought after expert in cloud computing not just because he’s smart, but because he has firsthand experience on the frontlines of solving real business problems.” said Ravi Srivatsav, CEO and cofounder of ElasticBox. “It’s a testament to the vision of our product and the talent of our team that Mike wants to help guide our growth. We’re thrilled to work with him to bring greater innovation and agility to businesses everywhere.”

Developers and Operations people interested in signing up for ElasticBox can do so for free at this link (https://elasticbox.com/signup)

Companies interested in receiving more information about ElasticBox’s enterprise solution can contact: sales(at)elasticbox(dot)com

More information about the hire and ElasticBox can be found here (http://elasticbox.com/blog/)

About ElasticBox
Founded in 2011, ElasticBox is a DevOps platform that streamlines the development, deployment and management of multi tier applications across any cloud. Developers and IT operations can collaborate to create a catalog of applications and infrastructure components that can be consumed as a service. Once defined, applications can be seamlessly deployed and managed in any cloud environment.

ElasticBox’s investors include: Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Sierra Ventures and a16z seed.

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