SAN FRANCISCO, January 30, 2013 — Cloudscaling, the leading elastic cloud infrastructure software company, today announced the addition of Andy Green as vice president, business and channel development.
The move caps a series of strategic additions to the company’s executive team in which leadership roles for engineering, enterprise sales, product management, and channel development have been set. Green’s priority is to expand the company’s channel sales infrastructure, a role he previously performed for Wyse, The Santa Cruz Operation, Sun Microsystems, Chordiant and CIC. Green also is the founder of PenData Solutions and most recently was with Catbird Networks.
Green joins Pam Brodt, who recently joined to develop and lead the company’s direct sales organization as vice president, sales. Paul Guth continues to lead the company’s software development, and has recently added the role of vice president, engineering. Azmir Mohamed, formerly of Cisco and VMware, has joined the company as senior director, product management.
“With enterprises, web application companies and service providers searching for true elastic infrastructure solutions, we are seeing increasing prospect and sales activity surrounding our Open Cloud System,” said Michael Grant, CEO of Cloudscaling. “To support that growth we’ve made thoughtful additions to the leadership of our channels, engineering, enterprise sales and product management functions. Andy, Paul, Pam, and Azmir bring precisely the right mix of domain knowledge and business experience to take on those roles.”
Cloudscaling announced version 2.0 of Open Cloud System at the OpenStack Summit in October 2012. It is the first production-grade elastic cloud infrastructure system that offers both API and performance fidelity with Amazon Web Services and soon, Google Compute Engine. Open Cloud System incorporates the OpenStack open source project, but adds critical production-grade features and a complete modular hardware reference architecture to ease deployment and scaling.
Andy Green, vice president, business and channel development
Andy Green leverages nearly 30 years of successful worldwide sales and executive management experience in his leadership of Cloudscaling’s channel and partner strategies. His success building indirect pipeline sales strategies includes industry segment leaders such as Wyse, The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc., Sun Microsystems, Chordiant and CIC. He created the first value added channel sales organizations in the industry and has been highly successful in establishing markets for new products, from the WYSE 50, through to SCO UNIX, and on to Java.
Pam Brodt, vice president, sales
Pam Brodt brings over 20 years of years of technology industry sales, marketing and entrepreneurial experience to Cloudscaling. In 2004 Pam founded The Roundtable Network, a successful lead-generation firm that matches information security vendors with C-level enterprise buyers in a unique face-to-face forum. As the CEO, she earned the credibility and brand that ensured seats at her roundtables were coveted by Fortune 1000 executives. Prior to The Roundtable Network, Pam led a successful interim sales executive consulting practice, where she serially drove tech start-ups to their first enterprise revenues focused on early and mid-stage customer acquisition and team building.
Paul Guth, vice president, engineering
Paul Guth is responsible for ensuring that Open Cloud System meets benchmarks for performance, security, and availability. His passion for the art and science of reliable systems spans the past 15 years, during which he has built and operated some of the world’s largest online systems. During Paul’s five years as eBay’s Director of Site Operations, he was responsible for the availability and performance of eBay’s Marketplaces properties, including ebay.com. Paul combined ITIL concepts and processes with practical implementation to help eBay deliver record-breaking availability over 99.99%. Paul also has held leadership positions at TiVo, Wired Digital, and Lycos, among others.
Azmir Mohamed, senior director, product management
Azmir Mohamed has more than 20 years experience delivering datacenter and enterprise campus infrastructure products. Prior to joining Cloudscaling, he was Sr. Director, Product Management at Abiquo, a hypervisor agnostic enterprise software solution that enables organizations to leverage their existing virtualized infrastructure to enable IaaS. While at Abiquo, he was responsible for driving their product roadmap plus collaborated with their strategic technology partners in building automation, billing, compute and storage infrastructure integration. He also has held leadership positions at VMware and Cisco Systems.
Cloudscaling is the leading elastic cloud infrastructure company, delivering production-grade cloud software for on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The company’s core product, Open Cloud System (OCS), is powered by OpenStack and designed to meet the requirements of next-generation dynamic applications. OCS delivers the agility, performance and economic benefits of leading public cloud providers, but deployable in the customer’s data center and under the IT team’s control. Cloudscaling is backed by Trinity Ventures and headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://cloudscaling.com
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