StorMagic appoints Julian Chesterfield as Chief Technology Officer

Edge storage and virtualization industry expert brings two decades of experience to accelerate innovation and growth.

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StorMagic is expanding its executive leadership team with the appointment of Dr. Julian Chesterfield as chief technology officer (CTO). This significant appointment comes at a pivotal time in the company’s development, growth and innovation this fiscal year.

Based in Cambridge, U.K., Dr. Chesterfield has a Master of Science from University College London and a Ph.D. in computer science from Cambridge University. At Cambridge, he was one of the creators of the Xen OpenSource hypervisor that was ultimately acquired by Citrix Systems. Following this milestone, Dr. Chesterfield founded the Sunlight.io hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform, and served as the company’s CTO to support its growth. During his career as CTO and technology architect at companies such as Xensource, Citrix, and OnApp, he has developed hypervisor, software-defined storage and application management technologies.

“I’m excited to apply my 20 years of experience and passion for open-source software, hypervisors and full-stack HCI solutions at StorMagic during such an exciting time,” said Dr. Chesterfield. “I’m impressed by the commercial success and large customer base the company has cultivated over the years and look forward to contributing to its continued growth.”

Dr. Chesterfield retains deep domain knowledge and will be responsible for driving technology innovation and expanding the engineering team.

“Julian has an incredible depth and breadth of experience and accumulated expertise, and we're thrilled to welcome him to the StorMagic team," said Dan Beer, board member and CEO of StorMagic. “We have all been impressed by his strong track record of innovation, execution and engineering excellence, all of which will lend well to our current period of rapid growth and transformation at StorMagic." 

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