Ionel, the founding CEO of Mirantis, has returned to lead the pioneering OpenStack vendor as it seeks to embrace a broader, multi-cloud sales strategy.
Ionel left the company to found open-source software startup Dorsal in October 2015. However, he returned in December to replace former CEO and partner Alex Freedland, with whom Ionel had maintained regular contact while at Dorsal. Freedland has since left Mirantis but remains on its board of directors.
Mirantis, which has recently forged an alliance with Amazon Web Services, is betting on a multi-cloud world and aims to establish itself as an open cloud company under Ionel.