StrataScale Names Dave Geada Vice President of Marketing

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Former Rackspace visionary tasked with building global brand awareness for managed hosting service with complete cloud functionality.

While it was incredibly difficult to leave a company like Rackspace, I recognize the significant opportunity StrataScale presents to take the cloud across the chasm

StrataScale, Inc., the only managed hosting company that provides cloud computing functionality on Instant Physical Infrastructure™, today announced that it has named Dave Geada vice president of marketing. Bringing more than 15 years of experience to StrataScale, Mr. Geada will be responsible for setting and implementing the strategic global marketing direction for StrataScale's unique managed hosting service offerings. Mr. Geada formerly served as director of marketing and demand analytics at Rackspace Managed Hosting.

"Dave knows this industry inside and out and has an outstanding record of growing revenues for market-leading corporations," said Yatish Mishra, founder and chief technology officer of StrataScale. "His deep understanding of StrataScale's offering, his vision for the future, and his ability to execute make him the perfect choice to lead our marketing initiatives."

StrataScale provides a fully automated bare metal managed hosting service through its flagship IronScale product that integrates the best qualities of cloud solutions. Using IronScale, customers can build, manage, and scale fully managed and dedicated physical server environments in minutes from a secure web portal. Functionality that was previously only utilized in pure virtual cloud environments is exclusively available through physical IronScale servers.

Mr. Geada comes to StrataScale after spending several years cultivating new marketing practices at Rackspace. He was initially hired as the enterprise marketing manager to assist Rackspace with defining its enterprise go-to-market strategy, helping to establish managed hosting as an industry recognized category. Mr.Geada then went on to institute a focus on market research and demand analytics that became central to the company's expansion.

"While it was incredibly difficult to leave a company like Rackspace, I recognize the significant opportunity StrataScale presents to take the cloud across the chasm," said Mr. Geada. "StrataScale's world class engineers have succeeded in building a cloud without all of the security and reliability concerns associated with today's public cloud offerings. The company has created a compelling solution that generates renewed excitement in IT managers by giving them all the benefits of the cloud on a secure, reliable, and fully managed hosting platform. It's the ideal service to take to market and a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Prior to joining Rackspace in 2005, Mr. Geada worked for VeriSign as the senior product marketing manager in charge of the global sale of domain names to consumer and small business markets on the VeriSign retail storefront. Mr. Geada also served as a business manager for Computer Associates, where he led a team recognized for tripling revenues of market-leading application development tools.

A native of New Jersey, Mr. Geada studied English Literature at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ.

ABOUT STRATASCALE
StrataScale creates next-generation, best-in-class hosting solutions that offer customers the efficiencies of cloud computing on physical infrastructure through its flagship service IronScale. IronScale is the only automated, fully managed server hosting service that enables customers to build and manage physical servers in minutes from a secure Web portal using patent-pending technologies. IronScale's unique interface gives customers direct, anytime, anywhere control over their hosted infrastructure and a single point of administration to make changes, manage applications, and add to their server environment on demand. StrataScale is a wholly owned subsidiary of RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc., a world-class colocation and managed services provider. For more information, please visit http://www.stratascale.com.

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