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Jeffrey Needham Joins Cloud Front Group as Chief Technology Officer

Author of Disruptive Possibilities and Former Hortonworks Architect to lead Cloud Front Group’s Technology Solutions Group

Reston, VA (PRWEB) April 8, 2014 – Cloud Front Group ( has announced that former Hortonworks’ Federal Platform Architect Jeffrey Needham has accepted the position of Chief Technology Officer at the firm and will lead strategic engagements within the Defense, Intelligence and Public Sector communities. The author of Disruptive Possibilities, Jeff is a recognized visionary for how commercial enterprises and agencies collect, manage and leverage the explosion of data that their modern world presents.

As one of the experts in the Big Data technology space, Jeff was an original member of the Yahoo production continuity group and continued to drive the evolution of Big Data during subsequent tenures at Red Hat, NetApp and most recently as an early employee of Hortonworks. At Cloud Front Group, Jeff will bring his skill at adapting the new, highly economical forms of Big Data commodity supercomputing to bear on the exponential growth in data to the government and public sector.

“While Hadoop is at the core of any next generation Data Lake, it is not a “killer app”, but instead, is the scaffolding of a “killer data” ecosystem. Organizations need the Data Science and Infrastructure to insure that the right data is in the right place, at the right time for the right cost. Some of the largest data problems in the world rely on the Hadoop ecosystem every minute of every day.” states Mr. Needham. “Cloud Front Group is uniquely positioned to guide agencies on how to best leverage the collection and use of Big Data and I am looking forward to working along side their talented team.”

“Cloud Front Group is fortunate to have Jeff as part of the team to enhance our ‘trusted advisor’ methodology in areas where we work to provide insights, expertise and results to our clients as we continue to aid the federal government community with solutions that effectively form-fit these emerging technologies in a way that addresses both near-term tactical requirements and the desire to strategically exploit the type of agile computing that was developed to economically address problems at Google scale.” said John Mackay, CEO of Cloud Front Group.

About Cloud Front Group: 
Cloud Front Group is an agile business with expertise in Cybersecurity, big data analytics, and mobility gained through decades of hands-on experience providing solutions to the intelligence and war-fighter communities. Cloud Front focuses on improving the nation’s analytics capabilities while addressing the reality of a vastly reduced funding landscape. The Cloud Front Group is a privately held company located in Reston, Virginia.

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