Former Cisco CEO John Chambers has joined vendor Rubrik as an advisor to the board.
Chambers (pictured) brought his time at Cisco to an end last year, having spent two years as the vendor's chairman following a 20-year term as CEO. Prior to that he had been SVP of worldwide sales, and also had a spell as the firm's president.
Chambers has also invested an undisclosed amount in the privately held vendor.
On his appointment, Chambers said: "The shift to cloud has been one of the most disruptive market transitions of the digital age, impacting the entire technology industry.
"In just four years, Rubrik has gone from a start-up to an industry leader in helping enterprises tackle the challenges of managing and using their data in the cloud era.
"When I talk to Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha about his vision for growing and scaling Rubrik, I have no doubt that the company is on its way to becoming a multibillion dollar business."
Rubrik has also appointed former VMware VP Avon Puri as its chief information officer.
On the duo's appointment, Rubrik CEO Sinha said: "John's ability to identify market transitions and capitalise on them to maximum effect has made him a go-to advisor for world leaders.
"Today, the cloud is transforming every industry, helping businesses to run faster, smarter and more efficiently.
"Rubrik expands this opportunity by enabling enterprises to liberate their data from legacy infrastructure and fully realise cloud agility and economics. We are thrilled to add John and Avon to our team as we continue to aggressively scale our business globally."
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