Stateless Networks Appoints Former CIA Technology Head Gus Hunt to Board of Advisors

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stateless Networks, a software company bringing dynamic automation and intelligence capabilities to network operations, today announced the addition of Gus Hunt to its Board of Advisors. The former Central Intelligence Agency CTO made some of the government's most important technology decisions, charting the course for the agency's implementation of commercial technology on a massive scale. Gus will draw on his expertise in cloud networking to provide invaluable advice on the implementation of products such as the Stateless Network Director, which uses next generation hardware and software to bridge visibility and orchestration across physical and virtual networks.

In his role in bringing innovation to the CIA, Gus was among the earliest to pilot network virtualization and software-defined networking products. In 2013, Gus capped off his 28-year career at the CIA with his recommendation that the agency utilize Amazon's AWS cloud computing platform, setting a bold path forward for the office.

Prior to joining the agency as an analyst, Gus spent seven years as an aerospace engineer designing advanced manned flight systems and satellite orbital transfer vehicles. He holds an M.E. in civil/structural engineering from Vanderbilt University.

"Gus played a key role in bringing the most innovative technologies, including Amazon's public cloud deployment, to the CIA," said Stateless Networks CEO Kelly Wanser. "He understands first-hand how the cloud has evolved and is shaping the future of networking. He's a valuable add to our team as we work to help companies automate their networks and integrate network capabilities into the cloud to provide on-demand operations, eliminate outages and reduce operating costs."

Gus joins an impressive team of board members and partners who are leaders in data center networks. The collective expertise of the group will provide invaluable guidance as Stateless Networks continues to combine programmability and scalable architecture with consumer-grade tools and big data intelligence to provide a next-generation management platform.

About Stateless Networks

Stateless Networks is pioneering the use of web technologies and real-time analytics to operate data center networks at scale. Stateless helps companies automate and virtualize their networks, and integrate network capabilities into the cloud to provide on-demand operations, eliminate outages and reduce operating costs. Stateless' flagship product, the Stateless Network Director, is the first to use dynamic agent interfaces to physical and virtual network elements to operate and monitor the network. Focused on the enterprise data center, Stateless currently interoperates and partners with the world's leading network products and vendors including Arista Networks (ANET), Cisco Systems (CSCO), VMware (VMW) and Cumulus Networks. For more information visit or follow Stateless on Twitter: @statelessntwrks.

CONTACT: Carm Lyman Lyman PR 707-256-3834 Source: Stateless Networks