Guest of the Week (8/18/17)
Josh Stella, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fugue Inc.
Congratulations Josh! You are theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.
There are two definitions of fugue. One refers to music (contrapuntal composition), and the other involves psychiatry (awareness of one’s identity). But thanks to new technology in the enterprise cloud computing world offered by a rising startup of the same name, there may soon be another meaning: automation.
Fugue Inc. emerged from stealth mode last year and has been focused on delivering a suite of cloud infrastructure automation products in support of Amazon Web Services Inc. accounts, with plans to expand to other providers. In recent months, the startup has been successful in attracting rules-driven, policy-oriented sectors, such as financial services, healthcare and government, where human errors can be costly. The company’s offering of full runtime system enforcement in an automated mode appears to be gaining traction.
“We’re in this moment, this decade, of huge change in cloud computing. Software is eating the world, and the use of cloud is software, if you do it right,” said Josh Stella, founder and chief executive officer of Fugue.
Stella spoke about this and other subjects during a visit with John Walls (@JohnWalls21) and Stu Miniman (@stu), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s mobile livestreaming studio, at this week’s AWS Summit in New York City. They discussed Stella’s work before starting his company, use cases for Fugue’s products, the challenges of managing the cloud’s infrastructure, future releases and how the company got its name.