Friday's Last Word: Panzura CEO Randy Chou

Friday's Last Word: Panzura CEO Randy Chou — Who exactly is he?

Panzura CEO Randy Chou founded the cloud-based cloud storage solutions company with John Taylor, who is the company's CTO, in 2008. Chou has more than 15 years of technical and management experience in the security, networking and application acceleration fields.

Before co-founding Panzura, he was a member of the founding software team at Aruba Networks, where he managed the architecture and development of the company’s security software. Prior to Aruba Networks, Chou led the development of SSL security and load balancing software at Alteon WebSystems.

What are Chou's for Panzura?

"​Keep scaling and having a blast," he says.

Who does Chou challenge to sit in the hot seat?

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.

What is "Friday's Last Word"?

Friday's Last Word welcomes cloud-centric CEOs who are willing to speak with Talkin' Cloud without someone peeking over a shoulder. Click on each photo to learn more about the CEO you're viewing — it's that simple.

Think you can handle sitting in the hot seat? Send an email to Talkin' Cloud Senior Editor CJ Arlotta at cj.arlotta [at] for further information. If he doesn't get back to you right away, bother him some more — and more.

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