SoftIron has appointed Kenneth Van Alstyne to the position of Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Van Alstyne will be tasked with building out SoftIron’s technology strategy and roadmap as the company advances its mission to re-engineer performance and efficiency in modern data infrastructure through its task-specific, open source-based solutions.
Van Alstyne brings nearly 20 years of experience spanning a wide range of computing topics from Unix Administration, Storage Area Networking (SAN), High Performance Computing (HPC), systems architecture, cloud services, operating system development, and more.
Prior to joining SoftIron, Van Alstyne was the Chief Architect at Peraton in the Cloud and Application Services Group where he was the lead developer (and one of two named inventors) of CloudSeed, a hyper-converged software-defined storage, compute, and network software platform that powers the Peraton Horizon Cloud.
Van Alstyne holds several system and methodology patents.
Van Alstyne joins SoftIron, working from his remote office in Richmond, VA, USA.