Tuesday, 7th April 2020

Cloud Direct appoints CTO to drive Cloud Services Brokerage

With a wealth of technical and scientific expertise, the Cranberry founder will be leading Cloud Direct’s efforts in designing bespoke solutions for businesses and helping to unlock their potential.

As the company continues to grow, Simon will be tasked with identifying and vetting the industries latest and upcoming technologies, which will benefit Cloud Direct’s customers and enable them to easily adopt and take advantage of the cloud.


In 2008 Simon was listed as one of Silicon.com’s most influential IT agenda setters in the world, amongst the likes of Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Steve Jobs and previously worked as a senior scientist in cloud computing at the Qatar Computing Research Institute. In addition to his extensive technical knowledge, Ponsford brings his experience of managing and running software development teams to the role.


Brett Raynes, managing director and founder of Cloud Direct said: “We are delighted to have Simon on board. He has such a profound understanding of technology and the industry, which can help lead us to greater success. As we continue to grow from strength to strength, we are facing the need to meet the demands of more organisations that have complex requirements and phased deployments. Simon’s knowledge and expertise will help enable us to customise our services and applications to meet these specific user requirements.


“His appointment is a symbol of our investment in the company and in hiring the best talent to help our customers reach their potential. I have no doubt he will be a true asset to the company.”


Simon Ponsford said: “These are exciting times for Cloud Direct as it embarks on a number of new developments. With a ten year history of helping businesses adopt and benefit from the cloud, I look forward to helping the company grow and identifying key areas that will help it prosper.”


Cloud Direct provides aggregated cloud services to businesses, enabling them to adopt the cloud easily and securely with complete peace of mind. Cloud Direct has tried and tested the industry’s best cloud products and combined them into its all-in-one business solution, which includes services such as file sharing, online backup and disaster recovery, to make it easier for businesses to effectively transition to the cloud and increase agility, productivity and competitiveness.

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