SaltStack develops powerfully efficient software used by the world’s largest businesses for cloud orchestration, server automation and IT infrastructure management. We help cloud and software development teams, data center operations and enterprise IT organizations configure and automate essential IT systems at the speed and scale required by the most advanced cloud infrastructures.
SaltStack develops and supports a family of applications changing the way system admins and DevOps professionals
work and automate data centers, orchestrate the cloud, and manage enterprise IT infrastructures. SaltStack products and services are sold commercially and are used globally by many of the world's largest, most advanced businesses. Salt is one of the most-active and fastest-growing open source communities in the world.
Marc has a history of building significant value for high-growth technology companies. He has extensive experience in the systems management industry with Altiris where he participated in its 2002 IPO and eventual $1 billion acquisition by Symantec. In 2009, Marc joined SaaS provider Compliance11 and in two years grew the client base from 40 to more than 500 clients prior to an acquisition by Charles Schwab in 2011. Prior to Compliance11, Marc worked for Morgan Stanley within its investment management division. Marc holds an MBA in finance from Brigham Young University where he was an All-American high jumper and member of the U.S. Olympic development team.
Tom is the creator and principal architect of SaltStack. His years of experience as principle cloud architect for Beyond Oblivion, software engineer for Applied Signal Technology, and systems admin for Backcountry.com provided real-world insights into requirements of the modern data center not met by existing tools. Tom’s knowledge and hands-on experience with dozens of new and old infrastructure management technologies helped to established the vision for Salt. Today, Tom is one of the most active contributors in the open-source community, and is widely regarded as rising star. For his work on Salt, in 2012 Tom received the Black Duck “Rookie of the Year” award and was named to the GitHub Octoverse Top 10 list for the project with the highest number of unique contributors sharing the list with other notable projects like Ruby and OpenStack.
Rhett has been marketing enterprise IT software for thirteen years, helping to take both Altiris and ServiceNow from early stage startups, through IPOs to multi-billion dollar valuations. He spent the last five years running marketing and communications programs for ServiceNow, the leading enterprise IT cloud company and standout 2012 IPO success. With a knack for discovering disruptive technology, Rhett specializes in challenging the legacy status quo while helping tech pros, and the innovative technologies they use, speak for themselves.
The forkers saving open source from a corporate...THE REGISTER | January 16, 2013
Getting Started with Salt StackLINUX JOURNAL | January 9, 2013
A dive into Salt StackOPEN CREDO | Maartens Lourens | January 10, 2013
Salt Makes GitHub’s Notable in 2012...INTO THE SALT MINE | December 20, 2012