Chambers joins Rubrik

banner_220x220Former Cisco supreme dalek John Chambers has joined vendor Rubrik as an advisor and investor.

Chambers was Cisco’s CEO for more than 20 years. Chambers has also invested an undisclosed amount in the privately held Rubrik.

On his appointment, Chambers said: “The shift to cloud has been one of the most disruptive market transitions of the digital age, impacting the entire technology industry. In just four years, Rubrik has gone from a start-up to an industry leader in helping enterprises tackle the challenges of managing and using their data in the cloud era. When I talk to Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha about his vision for growing and scaling Rubrik, I have no doubt that the company is on its way to becoming a multibillion dollar business.”

Rubrik has also appointed former VMware VP Avon Puri as its chief information officer.

Rubrik CEO Sinha said: “John’s ability to identify market transitions and capitalise on them to maximum effect has made him a go-to advisor for world leaders. Today, the cloud is transforming every industry, helping businesses to run faster, smarter and more efficiently. Rubrik expands this opportunity by enabling enterprises to liberate their data from legacy infrastructure and fully realise cloud agility and economics. We are thrilled to add John and Avon to our team as we continue to aggressively scale our business globally.”