About us

Buoyant was founded by William Morgan and Oliver Gould in 2015 with the mission of making the fundamental tools for reliability and security of software accessible to every engineer in the world. We pioneered the service mesh category with Linkerd, the open source, open governance service mesh. Today, our software powers critical production infrastructure for leading organizations around the world.


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    William Morgan is the CEO of Buoyant. Prior to founding Buoyant, he was an infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he ran several teams building on product-facing backend infrastructure. He has worked at Powerset, Microsoft, adap.tv, and MITRE Corp, and has been contributing to open source for over 20 years.

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    Oliver Gould is the CTO of Buoyant, where he leads open source development efforts. Prior to founding Buoyant, he was a staff infrastructure engineer at Twitter, and the tech lead of the Observability, Traffic, and Configuration and Coordination teams.

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