|AireSpring has appointed Mike Chase as senior vice president of solutions engineering.
Chase returns to AireSpring after an absence, to take up a new role. He will leverage his more than 25 years of experience designing complex data centers and wide area networks to lead AireSpring’s solutions engineering team, which serves as a full-service network engineering resource to the company’s channel partners and their enterprise clients.
The team is trained to engage in discussions with partners and their clients to identify and recommend the appropriate technologies needed to optimize their networks, and propose and design the best solution for the use case utilizing SD-WAN, direct multi-cloud connectivity and WAN optimization.
Chase and the team also provide AireSpring partners with training on new technologies and work with product management and core engineering to develop, test and optimize new solutions. He has also played a key role in AireSpring’s SD-WAN vendor analysis and implementation, the company said.
Prior to AireSpring, Chase co-founded and was former CTO of several cloud ventures, including hosted desktop provider dinCloud, and has worked with firms like Wells Fargo Bank, IBM, Mobil Oil Corporation, Union Oil, LA Cellular, AT&T, Broadcom, tamCloud and others.
Known to many in the industry as Dr. Cloud, he is a regular contributor to hi-tech publications, frequently writing and disseminating technical articles to the industry and supporting AireSpring’s educational and marketing efforts.
“Mike brings a world-class level of technical expertise in cloud and WAN networking, design and optimization, as well as practical knowledge of how to develop and deliver the best cloud solutions to our customers,” said Daniel Lonstein, COO of AireSpring. “We are excited to have a professional of Mike’s caliber in this critical role, working on Cloud and SD-WAN networking design and optimization. We believe he will be an invaluable resource to our customers and partners as they look to upgrade and optimize their network for next-gen connectivity, management and performance.”