Cloud Hosting Provider Linode Hires William Charnock as CTO from StackPath

Linode, a large global provider of cloud hosting infrastructure, has appointed Will Charnock as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mr. Charnock was most recently CTO at StackPath.

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According to Linode, William Charnock is a hands-on technical leader with nearly two decades of experience leading technical teams and scaling infrastructure across a variety of startups and global organizations. He brings nearly two decades of experience leading technical teams and scaling infrastructure across a range of startups and global organizations.

As Linode grows its cloud platform, William Charnock will head Linode’s engineering and development team, driving the company’s technological strategy and speeding product and service innovation.

Linode’s objective with this move is to improve its position as an alternative to big hyperscale cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud for developers, managed service providers (MSPs), and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

“For the past 18 years, Linode has built a legendary reputation as the cloud provider developers trust,” said William Charnock. “They’ve earned that trust by building reliable infrastructure, using their independence to deliver the best price-performance in the industry, and having an unwavering commitment to make the cloud simpler and more accessible. And then backing it up with world class support. It’s a company in a unique position to play an increasingly important role in an industry where customers now have choice in the providers they partner with.”

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Photo William Charnock, the newly appointed CTO of Linode
“For the past 18 years, Linode has built a legendary reputation as the cloud provider developers trust,” said William Charnock, the newly appointed CTO of Linode.

Prior to joining StackPath, Mr. Charnock worked at Fastly as the Senior Director of Network Strategy. He managed teams responsible for the design, implementation, and delivery of all network infrastructure for Limelight Networks as Vice President of Network Architecture and Engineering. Earlier in his career, Charnock managed IBM-owned SoftLayer’s successful growth into Asia and Europe.

“Will brings deep technical and strategic experience that will help us scale our infrastructure, deliver products to customers faster, and position Linode for the future,” said Christopher Aker, founder and CEO of Linode. “He’s been part of the extended Linode network for over a decade. We’ve called upon him numerous times over the years for both technical and strategic advice and look forward to having him take on this new and important leadership role.”

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