CloudOpt Names Dave Asprey to Advisory Board

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Cloud Expert to Help Shape Company Direction

CloudOpt, the cloud network acceleration company, today announced that Dave Asprey, vice president of cloud security for Trend Micro, has joined CloudOpt’s advisory board. Asprey is a cloud technology leader who shares CloudOpt’s vision for making accelerated secure connections between private and/or public clouds easily accessible to the world.

“Dave’s extensive experience in cloud computing, networking, and strategy will make a significant contribution to CloudOpt,” said Dave Burow, CloudOpt CEO. “We are pleased to have him join our advisory board and welcome him to the team.”

“For companies to make full use of the cloud, they need to be able to quickly transfer data and access cloud applications. Too often, performance and security concerns limit cloud adoption,” said Asprey. “CloudOpt changes that by accelerating and encrypting data transferred between clouds. I look forward to helping CloudOpt make the cloud faster and better.”

Asprey has worked in cloud computing, security, networking and virtualization for more than 10 years as a senior executive at a mix of service providers, software, and networking companies including Exodus (Savvis), Citrix (NetScaler), Akamai (Speedera), and Zeus (Riverbed). He ran strategic development for Citrix's virtualization business unit and has held various roles in his career such as VP Marketing, Product Manager, VP of Business Development, VP of Technology, and VP of Corporate Development. A prolific speaker and blogger, his cloud writing has been published by the New York Times, GigaOm, Fortune, and PWC. Asprey created two early cloud offerings and has been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Trinity Ventures. Follow him on Twitter @daveasprey.

The CloudOpt advisory board is a group of industry experts who provide input and guidance to help align CloudOpt’s designed-for-the-cloud solution with market needs. The advisory board meets to review the CloudOpt technology roadmap and offer advice and insight on a continual basis.

About CloudOpt, Inc.
CloudOpt delivers easy-to-use virtualized network services that enable businesses to accelerate cloud application access and data movement in the cloud. Dedicated to making the power of cloud computing accessible to organizations everywhere, CloudOpt’s products are delivered with cloud friendly pricing and a pay-as-you-use model. CloudOpt has operations in the Silicon Valley, Seattle and Belfast, Northern Ireland. CloudOpt’s products are available on Amazon Web Services, HP Cloud and all clouds supported by RightScale. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @CloudOpt.

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