Barrett Lyon

Founding Partner and CEO, 3Crowd Technologies Inc.

Barrett Lyon, founding partner and CEO at 3Crowd Technologies Inc., is a serial entrepreneur and "Internet Influencer" whose vision for taking Internet delivery and security services to the next level has fueled the launch of three companies - each recognized for excellence in technical innovation and execution.

At Prolexic (named with a nod to his struggle to overcome dyslexia as a child), Barrett created the first successful managed service to defend enterprises from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. His work tracking Russian mob DDoS attack extortion rings while at Prolexic is the basis for Joseph Menn's recently published cyber-thriller Fatal System Error.

As CTO and co-founder of BitGravity, Barrett was responsible for strategy and direction of technology. Under Barrett's direction, BitGravity built an award-winning interactive broadcast delivery service from the ground up. By delivering affordable and secure HD-quality video-on-demand, live broadcasts, and interactive applications for massive audiences on the Internet, the company challenged conventional methods for delivering content, leading to innovations in architecture, routing, hardware, and file systems.

Barrett's current company, 3Crowd Technologies Inc., is a San Mateo, California-based software services company developing products and services to improve the economics of delivering large amounts of data across the Internet. Its first product, CrowdDirector, enables content providers to configure and manage a multi-CDN environment with a system that acts as a virtual load balancer and traffic director - allowing the provider to manage its content delivery for optimal performance and minimal cost.

Barrett is the creator of the Opte Project - a network mapping project that generates visual representations of the Internet. The stunning images produced by the project are featured at the Boston Museum of Science and New York City's Museum of Modern Art.

Barrett is a frequent industry speaker and has presented in keynotes and on panels including RSA, DEMO, Interactive TV Today, Gartner Group Symposium, SANS, and IT Harvest.

Barrett's most recent accomplishment has been completion of work on the break room at 3Crowd's offices with the successful installation of a kitchen sink.


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3Crowd Raises $6.6 Million For Cloud Management Tools
Posted on 12 Apr 2010 at 5:00pm

Cloud computing startup 3Crowd raises $6.6 million
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 at 8:17am

Content distribution startup 3crowd wants to shake up online video
Posted on 2 Feb 2010 at 12:00pm

Digg’s Rose, Adelson Back Crowdsourcing Startup 3Crowd
Posted on 25 Dec 2009 at 4:00pm

3Crowd Changes Name to XDN and Launches Content Delivery Federation
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 at 5:07am

3Crowd Launches Cloud Management Platform CrowdDirector To The Public
Posted on 10 Jul 2010 at 5:00pm

3Crowd Raises $6.62 Million
Posted on 13 Apr 2010 at 1:34am

Google and China: The Analysis Continues
Posted on 17 Apr 2019 at 5:00pm

Pro-WikiLeaks Attacks Sputter After Counterattacks, Dissent Over Tactics
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 at 1:08pm

3Crowd Technologies Enhances Technology Staff to Support Anticipated Growth
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 at 5:00pm



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