Who we are.

Why we're here.

Interested in how Cloudshift21 came to be? Learn about our origin, values, and mission. Plus get to know some of our core team members. If you’d like to know more, feel free to contact us.

Who we are.
Why we're here.

Interested in how Cloudshift21 came to be? Learn about our origin, values, and mission. Plus get to know some of our core team members. If you’d like to know more, feel free to contact us.

We believe in the cloud as a business asset.

Our mission is to transform cloud computing by delivering a radically superior cloud platform to organizations and professionals all over the world. We believe that moving to cloud development shouldn’t mean giving up control—of your work, infrastructure, or costs. With security at the center, we set out to build a better cloud solution that both developers and business leaders would quickly and easily see true value in.

Our
guiding
principles

Our guiding principles

1

Customer control

Businesses are constantly evolving, and the ability to adapt is key. Building a cloud on one platform shouldn’t restrict you from leveraging the best tech or optimizing your infrastructure down the road. Customers should have the freedom and flexibility to move, scale and migrate without fearing loss of investment.

2

True Value—Priced Fairly

A smart cloud solution is lightweight and lean; an investment that benefits your bottom line. It doesn’t stretch your budget beyond what you planned for or force you to accept sub-par services in order to protect it. With a conscious cloud provider who cares about customers, you pay for value, not a burden.

3

Full Transparency

Using cloud services or moving to cloud native development shouldn’t be a constant battle against unforeseen costs, hidden fees and restrictive policies. A great cloud platform should offer a simple pricing structure stated clearly up front, and be based on open source technology that allows anyone to audit it anytime.

How we started

Cloudshift21 was born in the intensive R&D labs of Nokia. In 2014, the communications, connectivity and computing giant tasked us with developing the technology for a disruptive cloud platform that could handle one of the most demanding and security-intensive industries on the global business landscape: multinational telecommunications.

In order to succeed, we created an underlying service cloud infrastructure that would allow users to base critical cloud native services and development in a protected, self-contained environment. That environment could then run on any cloud platform, private cloud, or physical cloud infrastructure on the planet, enabling a new level of operational efficiency while ensuring total compliance with the most stringent data security and privacy standards.

The result was something much bigger than what we originally set out to achieve, with both our team and our backers recognizing that the technology offered the opportunity to reset what cloud computing meant to both business and individuals.

With a customer-centric business model already in the works, Nokia amicably opted to spin off our group with an initial investment and ongoing support. Today, Cloudshift21 is a fully independent company developing the future of cloud services for businesses of all sizes and fields.

Each member of our team is a firm believer in the importance of ethical business practices in technology. So we’re committed to making Cloudshift21 the better business cloud—that leads by example.

Get to know us.

Meet Some of our key Team Members
ILKKA WIJKBERG

Ilkka Wijkberg

Co-Founder & CEO

Ilkka founded Cloudshift21 with Göran after structuring its business plan within Nokia. He brings expertise in transformational leadership & 25 years of hands-on experience heading up key functions—from commercial management to global strategy & business development. Ilkka is committed to progressive product management, innovative ideation & team-oriented leadership.

ILKKA WIJKBERG

Ilkka Wijkberg

Co-Founder & CEO

Ilkka founded Cloudshift21 with Göran after structuring its business plan within Nokia. He brings expertise in transformational leadership & 25 years of hands-on experience heading up key functions—from commercial management to global strategy & business development. Ilkka is committed to progressive product management, innovative ideation & team-oriented leadership.

GÖRAN NUMMELIN

GÖRan Nummelin

Co-Founder & CTO

Göran comes from an accomplished career in technology leadership, having held multiple C-level roles in both B2B & B2C multinational organizations. With expertise in automation, cloud architecture & global data ops, Göran led Global Services Architecture for Nokia before joining Ilkka to launch Cloudshift21. He now guides technological development & operations.

GÖRan Nummelin

Co-Founder & CTO

Göran comes from an accomplished career in technology leadership, having held multiple C-level roles in both B2B & B2C multinational organizations. With expertise in automation, cloud architecture & global data ops, Göran led Global Services Architecture for Nokia before joining Ilkka to launch Cloudshift21. He now guides technological development & operations.
GÖRAN NUMMELIN
ANTTI VARJOINEN

AnTTI Varjoinen

Software Architect & IT Generalist

Antti is a passionate problem solver & project leader in agile software architecture. As an industry expert in digital transformation, next-generation DevOps cultures, cutting-edge process automation & technical execution, he develops & implements the core technology behind Cloudshift21—while ensuring our operations are on par with our product.
VAISHNAVI VINOBAJI

Vaishnavi Vinobaji

Full-Stack Software Engineer

Vaishnavi is a talented engineer & full-stack developer with a diverse skill set surrounding high-tech cloud native & web implementations. Over a diverse career, Vaishnavi has held numerous leadership positions. Now at Cloudshift21, she works closely with the team to develop & advance the functionality & user experience of the Cloudshift21 platform.

Sampsa Tuokko

Chief Cloud Architext

Sampsa comes with 20 years in high-tech business fields and a broad range of achievements. He’s successfully created and led global development teams, architected cloud based solutions, and makes invaluable contributions via his expertise in open-source software, 5G technology, outsourcing, DevOps and Agile.
ANTTI VARJOINEN

Antti Varjoinen

Software Architect & IT Generalist

Antti is a passionate problem solver & project leader in agile software architecture. As an industry expert in digital transformation, next-generation DevOps cultures, cutting-edge process automation & technical execution, he develops & implements the core technology behind Cloudshift21—while ensuring our operations are on par with our product.

Vaishnavi Vinobaji

Full-Stack Software Engineer

Vaishnavi is a talented engineer & full-stack developer with a diverse skill set surrounding high-tech cloud native & web implementations. Over a diverse career, Vaishnavi has held numerous leadership positions. Now at Cloudshift21, she works closely with the team to develop & advance the functionality & user experience of the Cloudshift21 platform.
VAISHNAVI VINOBAJI

Sampsa Tuokko

Chief Cloud Architect

Sampsa comes with 20 years in high-tech business fields and a broad range of achievements. He’s successfully created and led global development teams, architected cloud based solutions, and makes invaluable contributions via his expertise in open-source software, 5G technology, outsourcing, DevOps and Agile.

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Our team is rapidly growing, and we’re always in search of top-tier talent who thrive in high-demand, high-reward environments. If you like what we’re doing and believe you’d make a strong addition to our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch and submit your resume. You can view our open positions right here on our site, or learn more about what we’re looking for and what we can offer you here.

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Our mission is to help our customers move operations to cloud with speed and higher productivity. A cloud’s performance is built on three superpowers: collaboration, coordination and co-creation. Working in cloud should be agile, easy and secure while reducing costs and complexities.

We are always looking for key individuals to join our core team.

Agile mindset, curiosity, persistence, disruptive thinking and focused on delivering. Combine that with 5-10 years experience with cloud based open source / open architecture technologies and we’d like to hear from you.

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