OnApp Appoints Carsten Sjoerup as CTO

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – OnApp has announced the appointment of Carsten Sjoerup as Chief Technology Officer. OnApp cloud software enables hosting companies and service providers to create their own next-generation cloud services, so they can compete with cloud providers such as AWS. As CTO, Carsten will lead OnApp’s development teams in the UK, Malaysia and Ukraine.

Carsten has more than 15 years’ experience in senior software development, architect and management roles, with a more recent focus on cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS). He was previously Vice President of research and development at GROUP Business Software AG as well as CTO of its cloud division. Prior to that he held other senior management positions in software development.

“OnApp software already powers an estimated one in three public clouds. We’ve achieved such rapid growth by staying ahead of the curve in terms of features, ease of use and speed of deployment,” said Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of OnApp. “However, the pace of change in this industry demands constant innovation, and we have a big vision for OnApp’s role in the cloud ecosystem. Carsten’s solid experience of architecting and delivering cloud platforms and systems will help to deliver on this vision.”

“OnApp has been a real disruptive force in the IaaS software market since the day it launched,” said Carsten Sjoerup, “and has continued to change the game in cloud hosting by introducing features and products – such as CDN – that were previously unheard of in cloud platforms. I intend to take this focus on innovation to a new level, growing our global development teams and honing our product management processes to further the success of OnApp, and our customers.”

OnApp has completed more than 800 cloud deployments for hosts, ISPs, telcos and other service providers since it launched in July 2010. In 2011, it entered the £2.6bn CDN market with an innovative cloud-based Content Delivery Network platform for service providers, OnApp CDN.

About OnApp
OnApp is a leading provider of software for the hosting industry. Founded in July 2010, OnApp software is now used by hundreds of hosts around the world. OnApp software includes OnApp Cloud, the only cloud management software designed for hosts, and OnApp CDN, a revolutionary new approach to content delivery for the hosting industry.

OnApp has more than 100 staff across the EU, US and Asia-Pacific, and can be found online at www.onapp.com.