Sovereign Systems Launches SovLabs to Improve IT Agility

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Distinctive team brings mix of cloud extensibility, configuration management, and DevOps capabilities to address varying customer needs

Sovereign Systems, a specialized solutions provider and cloud services firm that helps companies transform the way they consume IT, has launched SovLabs, a distinctive team of software development, cloud extensibility, and DevOps experts. The team was created to address an underserved customer need – the ability to deliver scalable IT services quickly and efficiently.

“Our customers face unique business and IT challenges that are imperative to the success of their company. We’ve assembled a team with rare skills specifically designed to serve our customers with an unmatched level of technical expertise and capability,” said George Barkley, Managing Partner with Sovereign Systems. “SovLabs team members have a background in cloud management and orchestration platforms, software development, systems design and administration, configuration management, and DevOps.”

SovLabs services are wide ranging, and include front-end web portal content creation, IT service design, and process automation. SovLabs specializes in extending the out-of-the-box capabilities of enterprise and open source configuration management, orchestration, and cloud management platforms. SovLabs also offers strategic workshops, used to assess a customer’s specific objectives and technology environment. Customized program plans and strategic roadmaps are developed based on the workshops, focusing on delivering increased business value and providing customers with an actionable plan for accomplishing their goals.

SovLabs is led by Paul A. Simpson, a Sovereign Systems Managing Director and an IT executive with experience leading large transformational initiatives, as well as a former IT advisor to Fortune 100 companies. David Coulter, a multi-disciplined IT veteran and VMware certified design expert (VCDX #72), serves as SovLabs’ Chief Technology Officer (CTO). David has several years experience designing and delivering IT automation solutions for Fortune 100 companies, and has a background in systems architecture, operations, and software development.

SovLabs is also pleased to welcome Tim Perry as the newest member of the SovLabs team. Tim, who joins as a DevOps architect, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with IT architecture and operations, software development, continuous delivery, and configuration management.

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About Sovereign Systems

With offices in Atlanta, Miami, Washington, DC, Boston and now Jackson, MS, Sovereign Systems is a specialized consulting firm that helps transform legacy data center technologies and applications into ultra-efficient, cloud-based platforms that better address business challenges. The company's unique methodology is delivered through strong business and technical acumen combined with an industry-leading product portfolio to deliver efficient, automated, and self-service IT. Sovereign was named to the Inc. 500 in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., as well as one of the Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. For more information, visit

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