Joyent hires Cisco executive Scott Hammond as new CEO

Joyent, a cloud infrastructure and data services company, has hired Cisco executive Scott Hammond as its new chief executive officer.

Scott will be responsible for accelerating growth with a focus on hybrid cloud infrastructure. Market research agency Gartner predicts 50 percent of all enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by 2017.

At Cisco Systems, Hammond was vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Cisco’s Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group.

Previously, Scott served as CEO of newScale, acquired by Cisco in 2011 and Digital Market, acquired by Agile Software in 1999.