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Nimboxx Hires Dr. William Turner as Chief Scientist

June 25, 2015
By Business Wire News


Nimboxx™, a leader in Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions, today appointed William Turner, PhD, CISSP, to the newly created role of Chief Scientist. Dr. Turner will focus on developing open source research, building engineering partnerships with hardware and software vendors, and documenting and designing proprietary algorithms and security protocols to position Nimboxx to enterprise customers. He will work closely with Nimboxx CEO Rocky Bullock and CTO and co-founder, David Cauthron.

“Bill brings a deep technical background, strong business skills, as well as extensive industry relationships to Nimboxx,” said Bullock. “His academic, enterprise and entrepreneurial experience will be extremely valuable in helping us develop a unique and highly differentiated solution to the emerging challenges of the hyperconverged infrastructure market.”

A nationally renowned datacenter architect, Dr. Turner has more than 25 years’ experience in application architecture, datacenter infrastructure, and business processes. His extensive background in service models, IT as a Service (ITaaS), service provider networks and design, as well as cloud extensions and enablement, have yielded several well-regarded industry standards and noted reference models.

“I am excited to be joining the Nimboxx team. They have taken a completely different engineering approach to help solve a business problem that is very unique,” said Dr. Turner. “I look forward to working closely with the team to extend our technical capabilities and expand our technology platform and ecosystem.”

Dr. Turner joins Nimboxx from Presidio, where he was Vice President of Datacenter Architecture. He has held multiple senior-level technical positions at Xirrus, JDSU, NASA, UCSF and Storage Way, and founded and grew his own company, Precision Digital, which he sold in 2001. He served in the United States Army and holds several degrees including a B.S. in computer programming from Hobart College, an M.S. in mathematics and a PhD in engineering from Trinity University.

Dr. Turner also holds an impressive list of industry certifications and has lectured and spoken at the business and collegiate level.

“Dr. Turner is one of those rare executives who can navigate the theory, science and application of elastic hardware and software solutions. His work with numerous Fortune 500 clients gives him a keen understanding of the market requirements and a vision for future technology. Adding Turner to Nimboxx is a big win,” said Nicholas Vitalari, managing principal at Elasticity Labs.

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About Nimboxx

Nimboxx converges servers, storage and networking into a single, hyperconverged appliance, providing the easiest and most affordable way to deploy a private cloud in a box. By owning the entire stack from top to bottom, Nimboxx eliminates the need for costly licenses, integration and management of third party hypervisors. That means you get all the benefits of the hyper-scale data center model enjoyed by the biggest cloud vendors, without all the complexity. Nimboxx is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Learn more at or @nimboxx.

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