(Source: CIQOfficial website）
In May of this year, CIQ received $26 million in Series A funding led by Two Bear Capital to build a suite of enterprise workflow orchestration and hybrid cloud solutions.
It also supports the growth of compute-intensive workloads such as HPC, and covers non-traditional workloads including high-end data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML), and more, whether they are on-premises, or Runs in the cloud.
In July, Google Cloud announced an optimized version of Rocky Linux for its infrastructure services, generally available to users.CIQ founder and CEO Gregory Kurtzer said:
From big data analytics to HPC for modeling and simulation, to training complex machine learning models, the next-generation software infrastructure we build at CIQ will help businesses and organizations handle data-intensive workflows.
Additionally, the CIQ team has legendary experience building some of the most demanding applications running on large-scale Linux infrastructures.
From underlying operating systems, cloud/VM/containers, to state-of-the-art unified application stacks, CIQ uniquely understands customer perspectives across industries.
We are now working together on a plan to show businesses how to embrace the new future of software infrastructure faster, with less risk, and with shorter shortcuts to success.
Current CIQ senior leadership team members, includingCo-founder and Chief Product Officer Robert Adolph:
Over the past 25 years, Adolph has introduced disruptive innovation in technology and business strategy.
In addition, he has extensive experience in integrated engineering and R&D with large partners and customers in the fields of engineering, computing, digital and project management.
Adolph has been an advisory board member and angel investor for many start-ups and is a quality partner for clients in the development of innovative projects.
Rob Dufalo, Senior Vice President of Engineering:
Dufalo works on both ends of the computing spectrum, providing solutions for the world’s second largest search engine, and has been working on IoT and embedded computing solutions for over 20 years.
He has extensive experience in developing, quality management and operating cloud-native solutions.
CTO John Frey:
Frey has focused on building partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and operating cost efficiencies for the past 20 years.
Its primary focus is to leverage its research and engineering experience to combine machine learning with data-driven insights to provide solutions in HPC and cloud computing for CIQ’s current product stack.
Co-founder and CEO Gregory M. Kurtzer:
Kurtzer has over 20 years of experience in Linux, open source, and HPC, and is well-known in high-performance computing.
While working at the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California, Berkeley, he designed scalable and easy-to-manage security architectures for innovative performance-intensive computing.
Kurtzer founded and led several large open source projects, in addition to CentOS Linux, the Warewulf and PERCEUS cluster toolkits, the container system Singularity, and Rocky Linux, the successor to CentOS.
David LaDuke, Vice President of Marketing:
asappleand former head of marketing at NeXT, LaDuke’s open source career began as the founder and chief marketing officer of Linuxcare.
He then founded Sputnik, which provides the world’s first cloud solution for managing guest Wi-Fi networks.
Sputnik merged with Lokket in 2017 and grew into today’s growing Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) focused on delivering affordable broadband to underserved schools and communities across the United States.
Stephen Moody, Senior Vice President of Support and Technology:
As a technical executive, Moody worked at MIW for over 15 years, where he developed patented products focused on harnessing green technologies.
Traversing IBM, Boeing,Microsoft, Rackable Systems and ZT Systems experience gave him the opportunity to leverage his abilities to build high performance technical teams and related solutions.
Chief Financial Officer Marlin Prager:
Prager has over 26 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry and has been directly involved in equity, debt and M&A transactions totaling over $10 billion. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he qualified as a CPA.
He also worked at Legendary Entertainment (acquired by Wanda in 2016) and was involved in several start-up projects including Open Drives and Illuscio before joining CIQ.
In addition, Prager was a partner at W2 Films, founded Digital Cinema Ventures, and supported the launch of digital projectors in theaters.
Brock Taylor, Vice President and Strategic Partner, High Performance Computing:
except inIntelThe company’s 20 years, and in recent years,AMDTaylor has also held the positions of solution architect, manager and supervisor of HPC systems.
In these roles, he focuses on helping users abstract the complexities of HPC systems to help expand access to related technologies in science and engineering.
Art Tyde, VP of Business Development:
A veteran, Tyde has 30 years of open source experience, as well as extensive technical sales and engineering experience in startups and more.
He is credited as a founder of the enterprise Linux service and support industry, having founded the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Bay Area Linux User Groups in 1994, and co-founded Linuxcare with David LaDuke, VP of Marketing at CIQ.