Our Mission & Vision
6fusion was founded in 2010 as a result of a simple observation: IT should be treated as a Utility– ubiquitous, pervasive, and absolutely (price) transparent. There was just one problem. What was the universal metric for transaction? What is IT’s equivalent to the pound, bushel, or gallon? We were trained to understand the ‘server’ as the logical billing unit. But the founders recognized that this wouldn’t work in the era of computing delivered to business in a similar fashion as, say, electricity. The industry needed of a single unit of measure that could transcend politics, production, language and proprietary invention. This challenge sparked an entire IT Economics movement and lead 6fusion co-founders John Cowan and Delano Seymour to an elegantly simple yet powerful solution: the Workload Allocation Cube (kWAC). The kWAC established the first true ‘apples-to-apples’ comparison for IT infrastructure. With 6fusion, Enterprise customers can now Buy, Operate, and Sell IT just like any other Utility. Join us in our Mission to treat IT as a Utility, and pioneer the open IT Services Market.
The Full Story
6fusion was founded in 2010 by John Cowan and Delano Seymour with a big idea in mind: treat IT infrastructure as a Utility. There was just one small problem:
“If computing is to follow the commodity path of electricity, achieving a similar level of ubiquity and pervasiveness, it must then have a single unit of measurement that transcends politics, production, language and proprietary invention.”
CEO | Co-Founder
Our founders believed that in order for a true utility market for cloud computing to emerge, there needed to be a better way to measure compute, storage and network, both for users as well as suppliers. This lead to the development of an algorithm designed to radically simplify the metering, consumption and billing of compute, storage and network resources. They called this the Workload Allocation Cube, or (kWAC).
The kWAC is an algorithm that fixes major flaw in the concept of a one to many equation for compute, network and storage services: The basis of a universal meter. Without one, the model fell apart at scale.
The WAC equation compares real-time utilization (workload) against a fixed baseline (allocation) spanning six vectors (cube) – CPU, Memory, Storage, Disk i/o, LAN i/o, and WAN i/o. By establishing a statistical relationship between each of the vectors, weighted by the cost of production as constrained by physical capacity, they discovered that they could establish a remarkably precise representation of workload consumption as an output reflected as a singular unit value (a WAC Unit).
All of this is good news for the industry: buyers hoping to gain transparency and leverage in the new era planning, procuring, and managing IT, as well as the suppliers that are looking to sell more of what the do, faster.
This connected, Utility ecosystem empowers some of the world’s largest companies to Buy, Operate, and Sell IT as a Utility.
Our Culture, Our People
In the middle of the worst market crash since the dot com bubble and after several failed attempts to bring the 6fusion vision to life, John Cowan was flipping through a business periodical and happened across an unassuming quote that would refocus their project and shape the future DNA of 6fusion:
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like very few people will, so you can live the rest of your life like very few people can.”
This is it. This is why we do it. This is why we suffer through the pain and uncertainty. This is why we get out of bed every morning to earn less money than we could elsewhere. This is why we show up to a job where everyone on the outside says what you are doing cannot be done. This is why we have no quit.
Meet the Team
6fusion’s executive team is made up of a team of industry leaders and market disrupters that are changing the IT infrastructure markets and creating a global market for buyers and sellers of IT infrastructure.
John D. Cowan
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
John is a 6fusion founder and co-inventor of 6fusion’s WAC algorithm. He is regarded as the company’s business model visionary. In addition to 6fusion’s day-to-day management responsibilities, John is responsible for the overall strategic vision and commercial direction of 6fusion. A 12-year veteran of business and product development within the IT and Telecommunications sectors, his tenure includes success creating new business during the period of telecommunications deregulation as well as developing and launching new technology products and services globally.
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Delano is a founder of 6fusion and co-inventor of 6fusion’s WAC algorithm. He is the principal architect of 6fusion’s UC6 software platform, which provides metering and analytics for Enterprise IT Financial Intelligence. Delano is a pioneer in his field, and has been called a ‘technical visionary’ holding two patents in utility computing. As Chief Technology Officer of 6fusion, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology development. A gifted engineer and software developer, Delano has served as a Senior IT resource within both public and private sectors, and the founder of a profitable Managed Services company in the Caribbean. He has spoken at prestigious industry forums such as Cloud Expo Container & Microservices Summit, Red Hat Summit, OpenShift Commons Briefings, and has been interviewed by SiliconANGLE TV ‘the Cube’. Delano is a native Bermudian.
Senior Vice President, Product Management and Partner Development
As 6fusion’s Vice President of Product Management, Rob is the unifying force behind the company’s product strategy and vision, setting the tactical plans and leading market execution on new products and services. Rob is an accomplished channel veteran and certified product manager. Prior to joining 6fusion in 2010, Rob worked for N-able Technologies and was instrumental in the development of their Managed Services Platform and MSP practice. Rob has also worked in various roles in Network and Systems Management, Internet Services and IT Management.
Chief Operating Officer
Doug is responsible for the client experience at 6fusion, including all aspects of support, advisory, training, certification and implementation services. He is a 25-year veteran of the IT business, including 15 years of experience as principal consultant and business owner. Prior to joining 6fusion in 2008, Doug had full responsibility for P&L and yearly budgets with a proven record of profitability in entrepreneurial ventures, including the successful sale/merger of a prominent professional services organization.
Vice President of WW Sales and Business Development
Richard is responsible for developing and executing of 6fusion’s sales and business acquisition strategy including channel development, distribution, OEM relationships, as well as expanding international markets. He has previously served in senior management positions in sales, channel and marketing with VMware, Nortel, Bay Networks and 3Com. During an eight-year tenure with VMware he played a foundational role in building the global OEM business, working in close partnership with industry leaders such as HP and IBM.
Fueled by Purpose
We think what we are doing is pretty awesome. We’re always looking for talented, passionate people who want to make a positive and meaningful impact. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and you are looking to be a part of something big, tell us how you can contribute to the 6fusion team.
Please submit a cover letter and detailed CV for consideration. You can email your details to 6fusion Jobs today.Apply Now