VKernel Names Doug McNary New CEO

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IBM and NetApp Industry Veteran Strengthens Management Team

“VKernel’s approach to providing powerful, easy to use and affordable Capacity Management products has proven to be a winning formula with customers." Doug McNary - CEO

VKernel, the leading provider of Capacity Management products for VMware and Microsoft virtualized environments, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Doug McNary as CEO.

A 20+ year high-tech veteran, McNary has extensive experience in building and scaling successful IT infrastructure management software companies. Doug comes to VKernel from storage management vendor Onaro where as CEO he led the company to profitably and its successful acquisition by NetApp in 2008. Prior to Onaro, McNary was EVP of Corporate Development and Sales at Motive leading it to over $90M in annual revenue and a successful IPO in 2004. Earlier, he led Tivoli Systems’ initial sales efforts in the US and EMEA growing annual revenues to over $250M leading to its successful IPO and acquisition by IBM.

“The rapid shift to virtualization and cloud computing has created a new set of challenges and needs for managing infrastructure capacity,” said McNary. “VKernel’s approach to providing powerful, easy to use and affordable Capacity Management products has proven to be a winning formula with customers. With over 15,000 users, VKernel has quickly established itself as the market leader in this high growth area and I look forward to building on the company’s early success.”

Alex Bakman, VKernel founder and previous CEO, will now focus his efforts on leading the company’s technical strategy and product vision as CTO. “We are excited about having someone with Doug’s experience and background help us bring the company to the next level,” said Bakman. “Doug’s experience in building successful high growth companies along with his understanding of the Systems and Storage Management industry will be valuable as we build on our initial success and continue to develop our market partnerships.”

About VKernel
VKernel is the leading provider of Capacity Management products for VMware and Microsoft virtualized infrastructures. VKernel’s powerful, easy to use and affordable products simplify the complex and critical tasks of planning, monitoring and predicting capacity utilization and bottlenecks. Used by over 13,000 system administrators, the products have proven their ability to maximize capacity utilization, reduce virtualization costs and improve application performance.

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