What started with an idea in the summer of 2015, has developed into more than just a Private Cloud Server for developers. Today, geeks like us from around the world are using antsle Private Cloud Servers to host their data from their home/offices. With it, they were able to outsmart corporate giants like AWS or DigitalOcean! We're very happy to do our part in creating that story - building an army of ants that takes pride in their work and takes back control over their data. 

Why ants(le)? ants are social creatures. One ant by itself cannot accomplish much, but in large numbers they are extremely effective! They are also among the strongest animals out there respective to size and body weight. Just like ant, antsle has a small foot print but it surely packs a punch!

What We Do

antsle was designed for developers & geeks like us, looking for a more affordable and private alternative to public hosting. Instead of renting, antsle allows you to own both hardware & software as an integrated solution. Our focus is to create a product that is easy to use, keeps data under your control, and saves you money.

Please browse around and familiarize yourself with what antsle can do and how it can fit into your development/production environment! 

Our Army of Ants

We're a passionate bunch from all walks of life. We're dedicated to bringing the Private Cloud to the masses!

Bernie Blume

CEO, Founder

Bernie started coding at age 13 and made it his profession at age 17. After a corporate career at IBM and a telecoms carrier (having managed teams of 500+ people and budgets of >$300M), he ran his startup Xionet with 100 employees from 1999 to 2009 and founded a number of other startups. Bernie founded antsle in early 2015 and is the acting CEO. Bernie has a BSCS from University of Dortmund and a MSCS from University of Bonn. 

Johannes Dietzel

CMO, Co-Founder

Johannes has spent over 10 years in marketing & business development, both in Germany and in the US. Before joining antsle, Johannes ran the global marketing campaigns for ACTIVE Network. At antsle, Johannes manages all digital marketing campaigns and oversees the company's sales channels. Johannes has a Bachelor of Sport Management from University of Munich and a Master of Sport Management from California State University, Long Beach. 

Mardo del Cid

Software Developer

Mardo is a full-stack Web & Mobile developer since 2008. He brings antman features to life! 

When he is not writing code, Mardo is singing with his band, playing DOTA2, watching Netflix, or doing funny faces for his child. 

Haley Daniels

Marketing Coordinator

Haley analyzes the results of daily marketing efforts and assists the team in forming new marketing strategies! Haley's background is in Advertising and Journalism, and she has a passion for creative writing and loves anything that has to do with comedy.

Haley runs a weekly blog on the side where she gives humorous advice to people. She is very much obsessed with donuts. Seriously!

Shabnam Shaghasi

Project Manager

Shabnam is responsible for the overall successful initiation, planning, controlling and monitoring of both internal & external projects. Her passion is in software development.

Shabnam is a health fanatic. She has been doing Martial Arts as a young child till date and runs her Martial Arts school's PR in her free time. 

Mario Kaack

Tech Support

Mario joined antsle with over a decade of experience in network support - from desktop to network operations and working with web and software development along the way. Mario works in Quality Assurance, writing feature tests and managing the library of antlet images. 

Born and raised in San Diego, Mario has returned after 20 years in Las Vegas.

Heike Blume

Order Fulfillment

Heike has 9 years of Customer Support and Order Fulfillment experience with companies like Deutsche Telekom, Peugeot and Apple. At antsle, she is in charge of antsle’s Hardware Build & Order Fulfillment team.

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