In Focus: ComputeNext



Introducing ComputeNext ,a Bellevue, WA Technology Company, who has recently opened their European headquarters right here at the GEC in Dublin. Their mission: to build and operate Cloud Service marketplaces.

They believe that a few cloud providers cannot satisfy the world’s computing demands. ComputeNext’s Global Cloud Marketplace offers you the world’s largest selection of Cloud Services across federated cloud eco-systems of over 45 cloud service providers. Via a single login you access a wealth of cloud services where you can search, select, and deploy your cloud service in over 25 countries.

Need a virtual server in Iceland? Storage in France? Perhaps a networking capability in the US? Or maybe a Media Asset Management solution in Hong Kong? How about a Software-as-a-Service deployed in Australia? You will find a solution on ComputeNext’s Cloud Marketplace that you can deploy in most places in the world within 24 hours with no Capex cost. ComputeNext’s Cloud Marketplace is your one-stop-shop for all your cloud service needs.

The ComputeNext Team:

Founded in Seattle WA ComputeNext grew quickly from a handful of founders to a solid team in Seattle and in India where most of their engineers are based. Since they have extended their team to Europe with a presence in the Netherlands, France and since September 2014 their European headquarters in Ireland, totalling 80 people overall.

Their Founders based in Seattle:

Sundar Kanan (CEO & founder) based in Seattle, WA, USA, brings a wealth of knowledge and international experience acquired over 25 years. With 8 years working in the Cloud & hosting at Microsoft. Sundar is not only hugely knowledgeable but very passionate about making a difference in this industry.

Dr Munirathnam Srikanth (CTO & founder) also based in Seattle, WA, USA, is one of the key backbones of ComputeNext with his background in search and semantic technology and his vast knowledge of IT and cloud technology. Dr Srikanth has worked on projects for the United States Government as well as for the National Science Foundation.

Their European team based at the GEC:

Pierre Emond (VP of EMEA operations) manages the activities and development in Europe. With over 25 years of management experience at senior levels for well-known companies such as eBAY, Microsoft and McAfee, Pierre as wealth of knowledge of the IT sector.

Gilbert Louis (Snr EMEA Product & Project Manager) manages their Irish Office and is responsible for a wide range of our products and services. Gilbert has worked in the development and growth of international and domestic organisations such as Creative Labs, AOL, Paypal, eircom, EBS and has also worked as a consultant to large corporate customers. He has over 20 years of professional experience acquired in Ireland.

Daniel Whelan joined the ComputeNext team back in 2013 after moving to Seattle in June of that year. Dan had graduated with an honours degree in Business and Entrepreneurship from IADT Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin. He is a member of their sales team and is currently one of their business development managers.

The Irish based Computenext team: Gilbert, Pierre and Daniel


We asked Gilbert on how being based at The GEC has helped Computenext grow from strength to strength?

“When we were looking for offices we looked first at dedicated offices and we found some good offers available but then we heard of community based offices. This attracted us immediately as we value being part of a community of professionals under the same roof. Being a small company it is important not to be on our own. We believe we have a lot to offer and look forward to building synergies with other companies at the GEC as well as outside. But it is more than just about business synergies it is about being part of a community built by people where people make a difference. And not only from a professional aspect but from a social aspect too, being part of the GEC community is a more enriching experience overall.

Computenext have been nominated for many awards…

2013 Gartner Cool Vendor Award
2013 Up-Start Cloud Awards – Best cloud solution
2014 Winner Hottest Company Award Seattle

And also attended many Expos in 2014:

Sept: We attended IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) in Amsterdam among over 1,400 exhibitors of over 170 countries were over 50,000 visitors attended.

Sept: We attended Cloud Channel Partners Conference & Expo at New Orleans with over 2,500 agents, VAR, MSPs, consultants and suppliers.

Why not take a look at their Website or follow them on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest happenings in the Computenext world…

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