CloudBolt Software, Inc.
IndustryCloud management
FoundersAlexandre Augusto "Auggy" da Rocha
Bernard Sanders
HeadquartersRockville, MD
Key people
Brian Kelly, CEO
Bernard Sanders, CTO,Co-Founder
Alexandre Augusto "Auggy" da Rocha, Product Architect, Co-Founder
Steven Scribner, CFO
Rick Kilcoyne, VP, Solutions Architecture

CloudBolt is a hybrid cloud management platform developed by CloudBolt Software for deploying and managing virtual machines (VMs), applications, and other IT resources, both in public clouds (e.g., AWS, MS Azure, GCP) and in private data centers (e.g., VMware, OpenStack).


The platform was developed by Alexandre Augusto "Auggy" da Rocha and Bernard Sanders. da Rocha began work on a prototype of the platform in 2010, calling it SmartCloud 1.0. Together they created a generalized solution, which was released in August 2011 as SmartCloud 2.0. The early version focused on simple installs and upgrades of virtual machines, and building an extensible product that customers could use as a platform for integrating with other technologies.

In 2012, they renamed their company to CloudBolt Software (to avoid a name conflict with an IBM offering), and released version CloudBolt Command and Control 3.0. In 2014, the product name "CloudBolt Command and Control (C2)" was simplified to "CloudBolt".

Product Timeline:

  • 2011 - 2.0 released, with support only for VMware & HP Server Automation (formerly Opsware)
  • 2012 - 3.0 released, rebranded as CloudBolt with support for AWS & OpenStack added
  • 2013 - 4.0 released, support for Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Infoblox, vCO (now vRO), and HP Operations Orchestration, Cobbler
  • 2014 - 4.5 released, including integration with Puppet & Chef, ServiceNow
  • 2015 - 5.0 released with support for Kubernetes container orchestrator and Razor bare metal provisioning
  • 2016 - 6.0 released, with support for Azure ARM, Ansible, Oracle Public Cloud
  • 2017 - 7.0 released, with 18 total public clouds and private virtualization systems supported, 4 configuration managers, and 2 external orchestrators
  • 2018 - 8.0 released, with everything-as-a-service (XaaS), enhanced containerization and Kubernetes support

The company received Series A funding from Insight Venture Partners in July 2018

Industry recognition[edit]

  • Tech Target's Impact award for best private and hybrid cloud management product, 2016[1][2]
  • WhatMatrix for CloudManagement, 2017[3], 2018[4]


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