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GreenQloud has named Bala Kamallakharan to CEO, replacing founder and former CEO Eirikur Hrafnsson
Icelandic carbon-neutral cloud hosting and storage service provider GreenQloud announced last week it has named Bala Kamallakharan to CEO, replacing founder and former CEO Eirikur Hrafnsson who will transition into the role of chief global strategist.
With the continuing “dirty data” problem in IT and data storage, offering carbon neutral cloud infrastructure as a service solutions powered exclusively by renewable energy sources is a real differentiatorfor web hosts.
GreenQloud’s cloud is powered entirely by renewable geothermal and hydro power energy out of local data centers, making it the first cloud to be powered entirely by renewable energy.
Gisli Kristjansson will assume the role of chief financial operating officer, while Paula Gould has been brought on to serve as chief marketing officer.
GreenQloud, with their primary data center facility at Verne Global, is capitalizing on Iceland’s key geographic position, unique infrastructure of abundant renewable power and naturally cool climate to provide clean cloud solutions with world class customer support at competitive price points.
“I chose Bala for the CEO position and Paula for the CMO position because I truly believe that their respective backgrounds in diverse markets worldwide and demonstrated success in guiding startups will be instrumental in GreenQloud’s ability to reach its potential on a global scale,” said GreenQloud founder and CGS, Eirikur Hrafnsson.
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The new executive hires and management restructure position GreenQloud for greater growth within the Iceland IT industry as well as the global IT market, said GreenQloud.
GreenQloud provides customers with live energy metrics and carbon savings reports to incorporate into their own sustainability programs.
By working with academic, scientific communities and university networks, GreenQloud is developing means to deliver less expensive and deeply integrated high performance computing cloud services.
GreenQloud offers carbon neutral TrulyGreen cloud computing virtual servers and data storage that companies or individuals can lease at highly competitive prices.
The company’s services including ComputeQloud and StorageQloud feature a self-service web console and advanced API controls for full automation of IT services.
In a QA with the WHIR, Hrafnsson discussed GreenQloud’s green cloud service and how it differentiates itself from other hosting providers using clean energy.
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