Frank Huerta

Frank Huerta is CEO and co-founder of Translattice, the distributed application and cloud computing company that provides information when and where it is needed. TransLattice anticipates application and data needs based on policy, usage and geography. This new approach to cloud and enterprise infrastructure results in significantly reduced costs and deployment complexity, while improving system reliability.

Huerta started his career in engineering and product development at Hughes Aircraft Company, Santa Barbara Research Center. He then served in product management roles at Seagate Software as well as VeriFone, Inc. Mr. Huerta was the director of business development for Exodus Communications where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. He was a co-founder and the CEO of Recourse Technologies, where he raised nearly $40M from leading venture capitalists and corporations. Recourse was purchased by Symantec Corporation for $135M in cash, and Huerta then served as a vice president at Symantec for over a year. Most recently, Huerta was the CEO and co-founder of Cartilix, Inc., a medical device product development company. 

Huerta serves on the board of the Arthritis Foundation of Northern California and Cate School Board of Trustees. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in physics from Harvard University cum laude.

Articles by Frank Huerta

In simpler times, businesses kept their data in one place. That made the data easy to access and control. Today, many large enterprises have a global component to daily business transactions, with customers, partners and employees located around the world. Given the distributed nature of an organization's users and increasing data location regulations, the traditional method of storing data on a central server to support worldwide stakeholders no longer meets business needs.

Posted September 16, 2014

North American businesses are collectively losing $26.5 billion in revenue each year as a result of slow recovery from IT system downtime, according to a recent study. To protect against unexpected outages, IT organizations attempt to prepare by creating redundant backup systems, duplicating every layer in their existing infrastructure and preparing elaborate disaster recovery processes. This approach is expensive and only partly effective, as demonstrated by the string of notable outages, and can be seen, at best, as a way to minimize downtime. Major social networking companies, such as Google and Facebook, have figured out how to scale ut application stacks rather than scale up vertically.

Posted May 12, 2011