Josh Stella

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

A Brief History

Josh is Co-founder and CEO of Fugue. He’s been programming since his teen years in the 1980s, when he learned to write code to automate animation tasks on his Amiga—it was then he realized that programming was more interesting to him than animation.

Prior to Fugue, Josh most recently was a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He has served as CTO for a prior startup and in numerous other technical and leadership roles over the last 25 years.

When not working, Josh is likely playing a guitar, riding a bicycle, or cooking with his family.

From Our Blog

Articles By Josh Stella

  • The Next Cloud Outage is Coming—What You Can Do To Survive

    Whether businesses are using cloud providers, on-premise data centers, or hybrid setups to host web services and backends, infrastructure failures are a fact of life. They have to be on our radars as a matter of routine. This makes architecting for failure and for the future, from the start, among the most pressing imperatives for business IT departments. The next five years will see the rise and democratization of centralized control systems for cloud ops with fault tolerance architected into the very fabric of those systems. (This article was first published in DZone's Cloud Zone on April 3, 2017.)

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  • Why Write a Book?

    The story of Fugue software is a story about solving your real-world, everyday deployment and operations problems. The Pragmatic Bookshelf has just released Scalable Cloud Ops with Fugue, available now as a beta eBook and soon in paperback. With it, you’ll learn to build, operate, and enforce an evolving application's infrastructure with hands-on tutorials—ultimately running fourteen AWS cloud services in a model that affords low-latency global scaling. And, that's just the start ...

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  • We’ll Miss You, Harry Weller, Our Partner, Mentor, & Friend

    Harry Weller, General Partner leading NEA’s east coast venture practice, passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2016. We reflect on his powerful presence in our lives. He looked into this world and bypassed the routine—working fiercely, shaping vivid insights, sharing a smart magic, driving others forward emphatically and lifting them up generously. He knew that noise was just noise and broke past it. He had the rare wisdom that an explorer finds and shares. Our profound sympathy and love go out to Harry’s family and friends.

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