SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mesosphere, creators of DC/OS, the premier platform for building, deploying, and scaling microservices and big data applications, is capping a year of dramatic growth with the announcement today of the addition of two new executives to help fuel the company's growth. Peter Guagenti has joined the company as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Yrieix Garnier has assumed the role of Vice President of Products.
Mesosphere has more than doubled revenue in the last year, and now has over 200 employees and over 100 enterprise customers. The rapid growth is driven by the continued explosion of cloud computing, big data, microservices and containerization. Verizon, Autodesk, Bloomberg and many other leading companies now use Mesosphere DC/OS to bring cloud capabilities to their datacenters and to help accelerate their digital transformation. Similarly, four of the top 10 banks in North America, three of the top five cable providers, and three of the 10 largest telcos all now use Mesosphere enterprise software. Investors have been similarly impressed, leading to a $73.5 million Series C funding round last March. Earlier this week, the company announced a global reseller agreement with HPE to help customers transform and modernize their data centers with hybrid IT solutions that span traditional infrastructure, private, public, and managed cloud services.
To help expand awareness of the powerful capabilities of Mesosphere DC/OS, the company brought Guagenti on board as CMO. A 20+ year technology and marketing veteran, he recently helped scale two other successful open source companies: Acquia, which provides commercial support, services and cloud infrastructure for the popular open source web experience development tool Drupal; and NGINX, which powers more than half of the world's most popular web applications. Guagenti has also worked for a host of other well-known brands during his time as an agency and consulting leader, including work for Google, Microsoft, Apple, SAP and eBay.
"Peter is a strong leader who has a track-record of building strong, successful businesses. He brings a passion for marketing and a unique understanding of what it takes to win as an open source company," said Florian Leibert, co-founder and CEO at Mesosphere. "With a proven history leading global and cross-functional marketing organizations, Peter will energize our teams and help us better share our story of helping the world's best technology professionals succeed with containerization, big data, artificial intelligence and hybrid cloud infrastructure."
"I'm excited to join Mesosphere as I believe the company has transformative technology and a dedication to dramatically evolving how we create and operate modern applications," said Guagenti. "In my career, I've worked with industry leaders, many of whom began where Mesosphere is today. I look forward to working with this amazing team, and with our community, to help develop the brand, bring new customers and partners into the fold, and do my part to help make it easier to build and scale the kind of applications that are changing our world."
In addition, Yrieix Garnier is joining Mesosphere as VP Products. Yrieix has nearly 20 years of industry experience. He most recently comes from Tintri, a provider of virtualized and cloud solutions. Previously, while at Hewlett Packard Software, he led projects to transform and modernize the product line to support HP Cloud solutions. Garnier also held multiple product leadership roles at Mercury Interactive both in EMEA and US headquarters.
"We're focused on building an organization with world-class products and the addition of Yrieix is a large step in our evolution," said Tobi Knaup, co-founder and CTO at Mesosphere. "His ability to bring the customer's perspective to product definition, and to successfully guide our products to market are major assets for the company."
Mesosphere is leading the enterprise transformation toward distributed computing and hybrid cloud. We combine the rich capability you get from public cloud providers with the freedom and control of choosing your own infrastructure. Mesosphere DC/OS is the premier platform for building, deploying, and elastically scaling modern applications and big data. DC/OS makes running containers, data services, and microservices easy across your own hardware and cloud instances. Mesosphere was founded in 2013 by the architects of hyperscale infrastructures at Airbnb and Twitter and the co-creator of Apache Mesos. Mesosphere is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in New York and Hamburg, Germany. Mesosphere's investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Microsoft.
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