Tuxera hired Antti Alila as its head of enterprise business unit, according to the company last month.

Alila joins Tuxera as the company is strengthening its commitment to developing Microsoft-based enterprise cloud storage solutions for Linux.

Since 2009, Tuxera has been a close Microsoft partner. Tuxera has developed licensed, value-added implementations of storage and networking technologies, like SMB, exFAT, FAT, and NTFS.

The long-term collaboration has “built the foundation” for Tuxera’s new enterprise-focused strategic vision.

Most recently, Antti “played a critical part” in building Microsoft’s enterprise cloud market in Finland for the past 15 years.

He had a key role in executing the development of Microsoft Azure business from its beginnings.

Antti also brings to Tuxera industry “experience, knowledge, and insight” that will allow the company to take “new strides in its enterprise solutions development.”

“Now, we see a growing opportunity for investing even more into enterprise cloud storage,” said Tuukka Ahoniemi, CEO of Tuxera.

“I warmly welcome Antti to lead the next step in this area of Tuxera’s future.”

Antti said he’s “very excited to be joining Tuxera to lead in this transition and help guide the team of global experts in developing and delivering the scalable and secure enterprise solutions that the world needs.”