Qumranet Announces Vice President of Sales and Channel Chief

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Desktop virtualization leader expanding sales organization to meet growing demand.

Qumranet, a leading provider of virtualization technology, announced today that Craig Bauman has joined the company as the vice president of sales and channels. Bauman will be responsible for launching the Qumranet Partner Program and leading the sales organization through its recent growth stage.

With nearly 20 years of high tech sales experience, Bauman joins Qumranet from TriActive, a venture-based pioneer in SaaS for systems management, where he was executive vice president in charge of worldwide sales and service channels.

Prior to joining TriActive, Bauman was an enterprise sales director at Microsoft responsible for sales of the Windows enterprise management products in the U.S. and Canada driving sales growth. Bauman was also a key stakeholder in driving Microsoft's acquisitions of AssetMetrix and Softricity.

Additionally, he has held sales leadership roles at Altiris (now Symantec) assisting in the successful IPO and helping to grow the company from $10 million to $200 million revenues, along with a 300 percent increase in partner-led sales.

"Since launching Solid ICE several months ago, and with interest in desktop virtualization soaring, it's vital to get the right people in place to take advantage of these opportunities," said Rami Tamir, president and co-founder, Qumranet. "Craig has been a major contributor to the virtualization and systems management industry and we are honored to have him join our team."

"Qumranet's innovative approach to virtualizing corporate desktops will provide huge cost advantages, greater IT control, enhanced customer satisfaction - and power savings," said Bauman. "Furthermore, the market is driving convergence between traditional systems management and virtualization, which is providing tremendous business value for our customers."

Bauman has a Bachelor of Science in Scientific and Technical Communications from Michigan Technological University and a Bachelor of Arts in Management Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University.

About Qumranet
Qumranet is a leading virtualization technology company. Its hosted desktop virtualization product, Solid ICE, is used by several Global 2000 enterprises around the world to significantly improve the manageability, security and policy enforcement for their desktop environments.

Qumranet is also the maintainer of the open source virtualization project KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and along with an industry consortium, comprising companies like IBM, Intel, AMD, Red-Hat, Novell and many others, is committed to advancing KVM to be the industry's standard virtualization platform. More information is available at http://www.qumranet.com.

Qumranet, Solid ICE, Independent Computing, ICE, and SPICE are trademarks of Qumranet. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

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