Reginald Hyde adds decades of cybersecurity knowledge and insights to the Axellio program, putting defense and intelligence at the edge of the network

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – Oct. 25, 2017 – Axellio today announced Reginald Hyde, executive director of the University of Alabama Cyber Institute and former deputy undersecretary of defense for Intelligence and Security for the U.S. Department of Defense, has joined the company’s board of advisors.

Hyde’s experience with the DoD and Central Intelligence Agency includes senior positions that focus on integrating operations and technology, which he will use to provide direction and counsel to help Axellio advance its edge-computing platform with new cybersecurity applications and programs.

Axellio is a converged server and storage platform designed for the emerging edge-computing market, which is defined by high-bandwidth, low-latency and high density. The platform provides greater performance for cyber security applications by processing information collected on the edge of the data center network. The system can typically replace over 90 percent of the equipment needed per mission and increase transaction speed by 10x.

“At the Pentagon, Hyde was the civilian equivalent of a three-star general,” said Bill Miller, CEO of Axellio Technologies. “His years of defense, intelligence and cyber security experience will help make Axellio even more efficient and effective for national security applications. We can’t wait to start leveraging his insights to positively impact programs and missions with Axellio.”

Hyde’s three-decade career with the U.S. government include time spent as a CIA operations officer, serving in four overseas assignments, including two as Chief of Station, the senior agency official in a country. In addition to numerous other achievements, Hyde was awarded the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal from CIA Director John Brennan in December 2013 and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service in March 2013.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to expand cybersecurity and defense applications to a unique platform like Axellio,” said Hyde. “In addition to the technology, Axellio is full of talented and inspirational technologists who are eager to make a difference with this platform. The industry has yet to see Axellio’s full potential.”

Hyde joins a distinguished group of Axellio advisors including:

  • David Black, technology partner, Oak Investment Partners
  • Nick Daffan, CIO, Verisk Analytics
  • Ronnie Hawkins, Lt Gen (retired), USAF, Former Commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • Jim Keffer Maj Gen (retired), USAF, Former Chief of Staff of U.S. Cyber Command
  • John Mansfield, chief digital officer, GE Aviation
  • Sid Probstein, CTO, Kodak Alaris AI Foundry
  • Dr. Jason Upchurch, Principle Investigator, Intel Anti-Malware Laboratory
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