Reykjavik, August 11, 2016. Greenqloud, a software company focused on developing advanced on-premise IaaS cloud software, and CB Technologies Founder and CEO, Kelly Ireland, announced today that Kelly Ireland made a private investment of $4 million in Greenqloud. With this investment, she also joins the Greenqloud Board of Directors.
Greenqloud has made great progress since pivoting the company from an IaaS company to a pure software company, focusing on Qstack, its on-premise IaaS and infrastructure management software. Since Qstack entered the market in 2014, global leading companies in Finance, Gaming, Healthcare, IT Services and Biotech have adopted Qstack to simplify IT delivery and increase productivity of their IT and development operations. Qstack quickly gained attention from industry leaders, resulting in partnerships with Microsoft, VMWare, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Netapp and Hitachi.
On Greenqloud’s Board of Directors sit Gudmundur Ingi Jonsson (Chairman); Kelly Ireland; Birgir Mar Ragnarsson; Thorlakur Traustason; and Egill Masson. Greenqloud’s main investors are now Kelly Ireland; Keel Invest, Inc; New Venture Fund of Iceland; and Novator, along with smaller private investors, founders and employees.
“Kelly Ireland has extensive experience running a very successful IT company in the US and vast knowledge about the market we operate in. Getting her in as an investor and on the Board of Directors aligns perfectly with Greenqloud’s goal of finding the right strategic partner and investor in the company. Kelly is the best possible asset for a company like ours and there is no doubt in my mind that she will help Greenqloud capitalize on the growing global demand for our solution.” said Greenqloud CEO, Jonsi Stefansson.
“I was introduced to GreenQloud about 18 months ago and have been watching their evolution closely ever since” stated Ireland. “GreenQloud’s approach to development is one of the smartest I’ve seen in this market. Their product, Qstack, showcases not only their ability to innovate quickly but also their clear understanding from the beginning that OpenStack would not provide all the needed functions to deliver a true infrastructure management framework.” CB Technologies has already adopted Qstack as their Cloud management software of choice and are currently deploying it within their HPCaaS solution being built at Switch’s SuperNAP facility in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
About Kelly Ireland
CB Technologies’ founder and CEO, Kelly Ireland, has been involved in the IT industry since 1976 and in the reseller industry since 1984. With multiple changes going on in the IT industry in 2001, Kelly saw a need for a completely different type of value-added reseller. Thus, the opening of CB Technologies and a new way of doing business. CB Technologies was created not only to provide a diverse way of supporting clients, but also to provide an extremely employee-centric environment that espoused a work/life balance. As a member of Hollygrove’s Board of Governors and an advocate for women and children in need, Kelly believes in giving back and boosting the network of success. Kelly has mentored and spoken at numerous Women’s business events, was awarded one of the “WBE’s Who Rock” by MBE Magazine at the WBENC National Conference and was named to CRN’s Top 100 Executives in 2015 in the Innovation category.
About CB Technologies, Inc.
CB Technologies is an award-winning Systems Integrator with team members in Los Angeles, Seattle, St. Louis, Detroit, Houston, Washington DC and Albuquerque. Founded in 2001 by Kelly Ireland, this woman-owned company’s impressive résumé includes over 15 years supporting, planning and integrating technology for Federal, State, Local, Education, Fortune 500 and enterprise businesses. CBT is an HPE Platinum Partner that is perennially named to the CRN Solution Provider 500, Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and OCBJ’s list of Top Companies. In addition, CB Technologies was awarded the HP Solution Partner of the Year for Cloud in 2015.
Greenqloud is a privately held, cloud management software company founded in 2010, with headquarters located in Reykjavik, Iceland and a US-based office in Seattle, Washington. Greenqloud has been lauded by the industry and media for its private and hybrid cloud software for enterprise companies to enable in-house cloud abilities as well as multi-cloud management through a single pane of glass.
Qstack, Greenqloud’s IaaS and cloud management software, features a self-service web console and advanced, industry-standard API controls for full automation of IT services. Qstack supports the widest range of hypervisors on the market today, such as VMWare, KVM, HyperV and Xen. It is fully customizable and can be deployed as a stand-alone private cloud with hybrid cloud features to manage multiple datacenter locations or public clouds; allowing for flexible adaption to changing priorities and needs. Qstack combines our proprietary software with open-source components, hardening them to be able to meet the strictest security standards required by enterprise deployments.