Datto Hires Open Source Expert Markus Rex

May 02, 2017

Datto Hires Open Source Expert Markus Rex

BY Chris Brunau

Datto News

Datto is pleased to announce the hiring of as hired open source industry expert Markus Rex to manage and nurture the company’s interactions with the open source community. Rex will be responsible for helping to oversee Datto’s extensive open source initiatives.

Datto's unique Inverse Chain™ technology utilizes the open source ZFS operating system to provide rapid restore capabilities and enterprise-class scalability to thousands of managed service providers globally. “We’re committed to providing our MSP partners and their end-user customers with data recovery and business continuity solutions that hold up to the highest performance, protection and privacy standards,” stated Robert Gibbons, Chief Technology Officer at Datto. “Markus’ deep industry expertise and open source knowledge will help ensure that we are adhering to that promise.”

According to a 2016 survey by Black Duck Software, 65 percent of American companies are contributing in one form or another to the open source community. “With the adoption of open source code on the rise, Markus will not only support the growing community but advance Datto’s contributions in the open source ecosystem,” adds Gibbons.

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