Eucalyptus Systems Appoints Andy Knosp Vice President of Professional Services

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VMware Veteran Joins Eucalyptus Management Team to Lead Worldwide Consulting and Education Services

Andy has a proven track record in delivering IT services solutions for enterprise software companies, and his expertise will be invaluable as we expand to support the growing adoption of Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the leading independent cloud platform, today announced that Andy Knosp has joined the company as vice president of Professional Services. Bringing more than 15 years of experience in technology consulting and professional services, Knosp oversees worldwide consulting and education services for Eucalyptus and its popular open source cloud computing platform for the enterprise.

“Andy has a proven track record in delivering IT services solutions for enterprise software companies, and his expertise will be invaluable as we expand to support the growing adoption of Eucalyptus,” said Mårten Mickos, CEO at Eucalyptus Systems. “We are more committed than ever to providing our customers, from Web developers to Global F500 enterprises, with expert service, for even the largest and most complex private and hybrid cloud deployments. Andy has the experience and energy to drive Eucalyptus services as the company matures.”

Knosp brings a deep knowledge of virtualization and cloud computing and a strong track record of success in building professional services organizations to Eucalyptus. Prior to Eucalyptus, he was at VMware for seven years, where he was most recently senior director of Professional Services and responsible for the development and marketing of VMware’s worldwide professional services business. Prior to his tenure at VMware, Knosp held technical leadership positions with EDS, Loudcloud and Procter & Gamble.

“Organizations of all sizes are looking to cloud computing to reduce IT costs, improve efficiency, and increase business agility,” said Knosp. “Eucalyptus has established itself as a leader in open source private cloud, and I’m honored and excited to join this world-class team to lead their professional services organization. I’m looking forward to working closely with Eucalyptus’ rapidly growing ecosystem of users, partners, and customers.”

Eucalyptus Systems offers a full range of services to help organizations build, deploy and manage Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private and hybrid clouds on the Eucalyptus platform.

Support Services: Eucalyptus provides a variety of support options to help ensure customer success with their on-premise cloud environment. In addition to the open source knowledge base, which includes documentation, articles, and FAQs, Eucalyptus provides support services dedicated to large-scale, production deployments of Eucalyptus.

Consulting Services: Eucalyptus offers a breadth of expert consulting services to help customers maximize their return-on-investment with Eucalyptus software. Eucalyptus consulting services include application design, deployment planning, migration assistance and tuning and optimization.

Training: Eucalyptus offers both open training courses and in-house courses tailored to the specific needs of customers, from small organizations to global F500 enterprises. The comprehensive, professional training program includes specialized training for administrators, users, and developers.

About Eucalyptus Systems

Eucalyptus Systems develops the leading independent cloud computing platform. Today, Eucalyptus is the only cloud software that can deliver all the benefits of industry-standard public clouds such as Amazon EC2 on private IT infrastructure. Originally developed as part of an NSF-funded academic research project, Eucalyptus software has been deployed over 25,000 times across government organizations, academic institutions and private enterprises. It 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.

Eucalyptus and Eucalyptus Systems are pending trademarks in the U.S. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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