Eucalyptus Systems Appoints Said Ziouani Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

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Red Hat veteran to grow commercial open source business based on popular Eucalyptus private cloud computing platform

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Said's deep understanding and experience selling enterprise open source software as well as his strong track record with demanding enterprise customers will be invaluable as Eucalyptus expands

Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., creators of the leading open source private cloud platform, today announced that Said Ziouani has joined the company's management team as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Ziouani has primary responsibility for growing and managing sales of the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition software, an enterprise-grade private cloud computing platform built on the popular Eucalyptus open source software. He reports to Eucalyptus Systems CEO Marten Mickos and will be based in the company's headquarters in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Ziouani brings deep knowledge of enterprise open source software and a strong track record of success to Eucalyptus Systems. Prior to joining Eucalyptus, he was vice president of sales, vertical markets, for Red Hat, Inc. While at Red Hat, Ziouani developed and executed go-to-market strategies for specific verticals, and he was responsible for over $100 million in sales to global strategic accounts. Prior to his tenure at Red Hat, Ziouani held a number of executive engineering positions, including director of worldwide application engineering at Cygnus Solutions and software engineer at both Cognex Corporation and Polaroid Corp.

"Said's deep understanding and experience selling enterprise open source software as well as his strong track record with demanding enterprise customers will be invaluable as Eucalyptus expands," said Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. "We warmly welcome Said to the Eucalyptus management team and look forward to working with him to deliver scalable and proven cloud computing solutions to large enterprises and modern web companies."

"Over the past two years, Eucalyptus has become a force in cloud computing, with an established and growing community of partners, users and customers with production applications under deployment. There is a major opportunity at the intersection of open source and cloud computing, and I am thrilled to be working with this exciting company at this time in the industry," said Ziouani.

About Eucalyptus Systems, Inc.
Eucalyptus Systems develops enterprise-grade technology solutions built on the open source Eucalyptus software for private and hybrid cloud computing. Originally developed as part of an NSF-funded academic research project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Eucalyptus is quickly becoming the standard for private, on-premise cloud computing, delivering the cost efficiencies and scalability of a cloud architecture with the security and control of deploying on an organization's own IT infrastructure. Eucalyptus is available in two editions: open source Eucalyptus and the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE), commercial, enterprise-grade infrastructure software designed for large-scale deployments. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com.

NOTE TO EDITORS: A digital headshot photograph of Said Ziouani is available. Please contact Lisa Sheeran at press(at)eucalyptus(dot)com.

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