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Steve Litster Joins Markley Group as Chief Technology Officer

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Timothy Sherbak

IT Leader and Cloud Pioneer to Accelerate Growth in an Increasingly Connected, Data-Driven World

Boston, MA—September 12, 2018--Markley Group, a premier provider of mission-critical data center facilities, cloud computing, and network services, today announced that Steve Litster Ph.D. has joined the team as Chief Technology Officer. With more than twenty years of experience in designing enterprise infrastructure, large scale networks, and scalable cloud-based solutions, Steve will play a key role in shaping Markley’s strategies and solutions to meet customers’ emerging requirements to address an increasingly connected and data-driven world.

“Steve is a technologist at heart and has a track record of designing and implementing technology solutions to drive value within the organizations he has served,” said Jeff Markley, CEO, Markley. “With the increasing adoption of data sciences, deep learning, and smart devices across our diverse client base, the new imperative is to securely and cost-effectively enable high bandwidth access to massive proprietary data stores, highly-available scalable computing resources, and intelligence devices on the edge. As we continue to build leading edge solutions to meet these requirements, Steve’s leadership and deep experience will bring us to the next level.”

Steve was most recently the Global Lead for Scientific Computing at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. At Novartis, Steve successfully led strategy, implementation, and operations of global high performance computing (HPC), application, and data environments. A cloud industry visionary, Steve pioneered the application of ultra-scale public cloud computing clusters to HPC workloads, for which he was recognized with the 2014 HPCwire Award for Best Use of Cloud for HPC.

Prior to joining Novartis, Steve led IT consolidation efforts at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, adopting virtualization technologies within both the enterprise IT and research computing environments to achieve multi-million-dollar savings. Steve has also held technical positions at Harvard University, where he was responsible for IT systems, data storage, and networking infrastructure. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Crystallography and a B.S. in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Salford, UK.

“I’m excited to be joining an organization with such a strong reputation of unparalleled performance and reliability,” said Steve Litster Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer. “Working with our clients across all sectors of the industry, our goal is to provide services ranging from hosted systems to fully functional managed platforms, reducing the effort and ongoing costs associated with managing data centers, networks, storage, and data movement.

As a leading provider of hosted and cloud-based computing services, Markley is uniquely positioned to help customers overcome the challenges of building the next generation of cloud-to-edge infrastructures. Steve is excited to define and execute strategies that help accelerate innovation for Markley’s customers through a services-led, platform-oriented approach that streamlines operations and maximizes organizational productivity.

About Markley Group:

Markley Group is a premier provider of mission-critical data center facilities and cloud computing services. The company is trusted by Fortune 1000 companies, major global consumer brands, and the world’s most cutting-edge research firms to deliver high availability, consistent performance, and unparalleled client service. Markley Group is the only company in the world that hosts supercomputing-as-a-service solutions.

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