We're Born in the Cloud

Our Story

“In the early days, we wanted to help people who were quoted astronomical prices for very simple IT services. That was the driving factor for what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.”

— Enzu CEO Steve Empie

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Enzu was founded in 2007 by Steve Empie and Nick Rose –  two cloud veterans with a passion for leveraging technology to help companies solve their biggest challenges. Steve had previously built and sold a successful web hosting company before teaming up with Nick, who had been in the cloud trenches for more than a dozen years. Both had seen firsthand the hurdles that companies often face when adopting the cloud including cost, complexity and scalability.

So, they built a different kind of cloud company – one that helps businesses accelerate their time to success by offering a more flexible, scalable and affordable enterprise-class cloud computing environment than any other provider.

How did they do it? The same way we do today:

  • We customize solutions to meet our clients’ needs.
  • We automate functions to reduce complexity.
  • We operate leanly to keep costs low and rates competitive.

Enzu serves as a collaborative partner to both emerging companies and global enterprises, helping them navigate the complicated IT landscape and make intelligent technology choices. Our overriding goal is to enable organizations to leverage our IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage.

“We want to help companies meet an IT need by bringing in a solution – whether it’s migrating to the cloud or scaling their app across 100 or 1,000 instances,” Steve says. “We enjoy helping them work through their unique needs and finding a solution.”

Our Milestones

  • 2017

    Enzu launches Partner Program for indirect sales of IT infrastructure services.

  • 2016

    Enzu has 150,000 cloud instances deployed; expands into Asia.

  • 2015

    Enzu logs 110,000 cloud instances deployed.

  • 2014

    Enzu debuts on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list with a three-year growth rate of more than 1,000 percent.

  • 2013

    Enzu’s deployed cloud instances number 45,000.

  • 2011

    After successfully launching its TruCloud® Build-To-Order Cloud Platform, Enzu has deployed 2,000 cloud instances.

  • 2010

    Enzu launches TruCloud® Build-to-Order Cloud Platform.

  • 2009

    Enzu begins beta testing TruCloud® Build-to-Order Cloud Platform.

  • 2007

    Enzu experiences strong growth in virtualization, begins research and design for TruCloud® Build-to-Order Cloud Platform.

  • 2005

    Founder Steve Empie divests shared hosting business to focus on virtualization services under the Enzu brand.

Why We’re Here

Our purpose is to simplify IT and ease digital transformation for enterprising organizations.

Where We’re Going

Our vision is a world where enterprise computing is as simple as personal computing.

What We Do

Our mission is to empower growth and innovation for small, medium and large enterprises by delivering cloud, colocation and connectivity services that are secure, scalable, flexible and economical.

What We Believe In

Working as a team to execute and innovate

Simplifying through process and automation

Creating a family-friendly work environment

Putting our customers first

Holding high standards and being accountable for results

Celebrating our successes and learning from our failures

Meet the Team

Enzu co-founders Steve Empie and Nick Rose are “born in the cloud” leaders with a passion for helping companies make intelligent technology choices that accelerate their business growth and transformation. Understanding the unique challenges that companies face when adopting the cloud, Steve and Nick built Enzu from the ground up to deliver flexible, scalable and affordable enterprise-class cloud solutions backed by unmatched customer support.

Steve and Nick share executive management responsibilities for Enzu’s overall strategic direction and growth. Together with Enzu’s team, they are building a company that provides lifelong learning and earning opportunities for their employees and an unbeatable combination of customized and cost-effective cloud solutions.

Our Team Leaders


Steve Empie

A seasoned tech executive and entrepreneur, Steve has a proven track record of establishing financial and operational strategies that position established and emerging companies for long-term growth. He ensures that every Enzu team member has the tools and resources they need to create the best possible experience for our customers and partners. Steve also spearheads the company’s product development and global market expansion, living up to the promise of delivering “your cloud, your way.” Prior to launching Enzu, Steve founded and operated SurfSpeedy, a web hosting provider with over 40,000 customers, which he sold to Tech Assets in 2007.


Nick Rose

Nick is the mastermind behind Enzu’s technical vision and development. Leveraging his 12-plus years of virtualization and cloud experience, Nick balances leading edge of cloud technology with security and automation to ensure customers achieve the maximum value from their cloud investments.  In addition to his role at Enzu, Nick also sits on the Technical Advisory Board of UCX – Universal Compute Xchange, a secondary marketplace for cloud computing.

Join Our Team

We’re always looking for smart and experienced sales pros and technicians to help us grow.