San Diego Cloud Computing Startup Names Former AT&T CTO as CEO

9/13/12Follow @bvbigelow

LonoCloud, a San Diego-based startup that has developed a supra-platform for cloud computing, has named Hossein Eslambolchi, a former chief technology officer at AT&T, as CEO.

Eslambolchi, who was consulting with the founders, holds more than 1,000 granted and pending patents worldwide and is known for his expertise in IP network design and reliability, and related areas of Internet architecture. He also led AT&T Research Labs and served as a president of AT&T Research.

Eslambolchi succeeds Neil Senturia, the San Diego investor and entrepreneur, who initially served as CEO and assembled a $1.5 million funding round from angel investors. Senturia has assumed the role of executive chairman, and has continued to work full-time on strategy, finance, and business development for the company.

LonoCloud was founded last year around cloud computing technology conceived by Ingolf Krueger, an associate professor in computer science and engineering at UC San Diego. Krueger oversees the “Service-Oriented Software and Systems Engineering Laboratory” at UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering, and specializes in the design and integration of large-scale software and systems engineering needed to create flexible, scalable next-generation computer systems.

LonoCloud President Tom Caldwell tells me he joined the company last summer from Cisco, where he was director of engineering. The company also recruited Marcus Kaltenbach from Google, where he was developing business-critical corporate applications on Google’s cloud infrastructure, and Greg Ricchiuti, who was … Next Page »

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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  • ck209

    LONO!! what the heck is that? Either way, disregarding the looney name..it will be interesting to see which direction this company moves in. Overall, out of all of the cloud companies right now, I think 4sync is the best, they offer 15gb of free space compared to 5gb (dropbox, googledrive,etc)