Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 02, 2014
AURO the enterprise Canadian Public Cloud and OpenStack pioneer in Canada announced today the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Kevin Liang as the company’s first Chief Financial Officer. Liang joins AURO in conjunction with his current role at the Canadian Web Hosting, and will work closely with the operations, product management and engineering teams to lead initiatives focused on expanding their cloud presence as well as ensuring effective internal and external controls are in place to ensure compliance and comprehensive business processes are in place for clients adopting their next generation Canadian hosted OpenStack public cloud being launched this month.
“We are thrilled to have Kevin to the AURO team given his extensive experience with cloud-based technologies and strong standing in the community," said Tony Chu, CEO of Canadian Web Hosting and AURO. "As we work to launch Canada’s first true enterprise OpenStack Public Cloud and expand our base of customers, Kevin's valuable skills and deep understanding of the true cost factors for cloud, as well as proven compliance methodologies will be indispensable in helping companies realize value from the full operational and power of the AURO cloud hosting platform.”
As Chief Financial Officer, Liang will be responsible for developing and continuously evaluating both short and long-term strategic financial objectives. This includes product development roadmaps and managing compliance and integration efforts that enable enterprise customers to seamlessly utilize the OpenStack Cloud Hosting platform for their work loads. He will also be responsible for the evaluation, design and implementation of stringent cloud security and governance features including continued compliance with Canadian data privacy laws and SSAE 16 certifications. Liang joins AURO as a thought leader in cloud technologies and has been busy building a robust infrastructure community in Canada that has been focused on making Canada a technology leader. In his role as Founder and CTO of Canadian Web Hosting, he was responsible for leading multiple product and cloud inititiaves including the launch of CACloud. Liang has been integral in building a industry leading technology team that is responsible for supporting
Fortune 500 organizations and leading organizations across Canada.
“There is tremendous potential at the intersection of traditional infrastructure services and distributed cloud infrastructure based on OpenStack," said Liang. “Companies who have previously engaged more traditional services have found the service lock-in to be detrimental to their business and no longer have the flexibility to adapt their business to maximize these new technologies. Using OpenStack, you have a cutting-edge cloud operating systems that when combined with enterprise-grade infrastructure gives users significant advantage over their competitors. Teams using our open public cloud are more agile and are now able to keep pace with the rapid advances of cloud technologies without the capital expenditures previously required.” As the first commercial provider in Canada delivering a truly enterprise cloud-based infrastructure that is fully compatible with other leading public clouds like AWS or Google Compute, companies can now leverage existing APIs, scripts, and tool sets but have the confidence that they can control their data by ensuring that it stays in Canada.
AURO creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, business, government and their customers. As Canada’s first enterprise public cloud, AURO brings together the technical expertise to give customers access to the cloud without the need to build complicated or expensive technologies. AURO delivers a portfolio of services that includes IT Infrastructure, Cloud Hosting and professional services that solve real world problems for their customers, while giving customers the benefits of Canada’s unique regulatory environment and data security including their SSAE 16 Type II SOC 2 certification and 100% Canadian platform. For more information, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.