Our team of IT professionals brings to your business an extensive background in network security, web optimization, elastic computing, and high-availability architectures.

Ian Rae, CEO

Ian Rae is the founder and CEO of CloudOps, a cloud computing consulting firm that provides multi-cloud solutions for software companies, enterprises and telecommunications providers. Ian is also the founder of, a Canadian cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) focused on data residency, privacy and security requirements. He is a partner at Year One Labs, a lean startup incubator, and is the founder of the Centre in Montreal. Prior to clouds, Ian was responsible for engineering at Coradiant, a leader in application performance management.

Marc Paré, Chief Commercial Officer

As Chief Commercial Officer at CloudOps, Marc is responsible for driving new revenue in addition to managing the growing product offerings. With over fifteen years of experience in information technology, Marc has a strong background in product management, sales, marketing, and web operations. Prior to joining CloudOps in 2012, he worked in cloud networking solutions at Citrix and he held various business and technical roles throughout ten years at Coradiant.

Will Stevens, Chief Technology Officer

As CloudOps’ first employee and current CTO, Will has experienced the significant shift of organizations adopting the cloud, both from a technical and business value perspective. With a background in development, Will has worked with multiple customers to facilitate the consumption of cloud services, as well as with service providers to deliver cloud solutions. Will was the VP of Apache CloudStack and is currently a member of the Open Source Advisory Council of Canada.

Alistair Croll, VP CloudOps Research

Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur, analyst, and author. He has founded several companies in the area of network infrastructure, performance management, and web technology, and chairs a number of the tech industry’s largest events on cloud computing, Big Data, and entrepreneurship including Cloud Connect, Strata, Interop, and the International Startup Festival. He is also the creator of the bitnorth conference series. Alistair is the author of three books on performance, operations, and analytics, and is currently working on Lean Analytics, part of the Lean series from O’Reilly Media, which shows startups how to use data to build better startups faster. In 2010, he co-founded Year One Labs, an early stage startup accelerator, and he is an angel investor and hands-on advisor to numerous startups and investor organizations. Most of what Alistair says, passed through notoriously poor filters, can be found on Twitter or his blog, Solve For Interesting.


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