Petrus Human -
Founder & CEO
Petrus, a co-founder of CloudOak, has more than 20 years of IT experience of which 17 has been in the backup and DR industry. Over this period, he has successfully grown small businesses into well-functioning and operating organizations with excellent customer support as well as clear internal and external processes. He implemented standards that ensured what was sold to the customer was delivered and that the solution was “as advertised on the tin”. He is able to build strong and long-lasting relationships with people and customers and have always been a trusted adviser for customers and vendors alike.
Petrus had multiple IT-related roles before joining Attix5 (acquired by Redstor in 2015) as a technical operations manager in 2003. He became very experienced with IT technology and backup and disaster recovery in particular whilst serving and supporting customers. After a few years, he proved himself as a key player in the organization and was appointed as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and moved to the UK to grow Attix5’s footprint in the UK backup market. He put together a strong technical and sales team and established various strong partner relationships which in the end led to the recent acquisition by Redstor.
While managing the UK operations, he also looked after the technical roadmap of the product and gave strategic direction. One of his notable achievements while serving as Attix5’s CTO was contributing to the patented technology titled, Live and Virtual Restore. This allowed backed up data to be accessed instantly and instantly allowed read and write operations cutting out the wait time associated with traditional restores (eg editing documents or running SQL database queries) while being restored. This effectively reduces RTO to a few minutes and a game-changer in DRaaS using backup technology.
Petrus is of South African origin and enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. He enjoys long distance running, golf, cricket, cooking and likes herpetology (catching snakes while visiting his parent’s farm in South Africa).
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