Veteran Technology & Cloud Marketer Joins Eucalyptus’ Growing Management Team
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – February 16, 2011 – Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the leading independent cloud platform, today announced that David Butler has joined the company as vice president of marketing. Bringing more than 25 years’ experience in driving marketing and product strategy and execution for both start-ups and large enterprise software companies, Butler oversees the global corporate and product marketing and management for Eucalyptus and its popular open source cloud computing platform for the enterprise.
“The Eucalyptus installed base and enterprise business continue to grow rapidly, and we are actively expanding our partner ecosystem with leading vendors in the cloud space,” said Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. “As we accelerate into our next stage of growth in private and hybrid clouds, David Butler joins us to expand our global market reach and drive product strategy. David is a brilliant strategist with a deep understanding of cloud computing, and we are thrilled to have this seasoned marketing executive join the Eucalyptus management team.”
Butler was most recently the vice president of marketing for Digital Reef, where he was responsible for establishing on-premise and cloud-hosted eDiscovery and information governance solutions. Prior to that, he led HP Software’s market and product strategy initiatives, where he was responsible for private cloud computing and storage automation software. Butler also served as chief evangelist for the HP Business Service Automation Suite as well as HP’s worldwide SOA director and chief evangelist. He also led HP Technology Solutions Group’s SOA marketing and thought leadership activities. Prior to HP, Butler was the vice president of marketing and chief SOA evangelist for Systinet, where he defined and established the product and marketing vision for Systinet’s SOA governance products, which led to an acquisition by Mercury Interactive.
“Eucalyptus is playing a vital role in changing the face of IT through cloud computing, and I’m honored to join this team,” said Butler. “I’ve been thoroughly impressed with the deep expertise at the company, which includes years of research in distributed computing architectures and Internet platforms. The focus at Eucalyptus to date has been on developing the most robust, stable and scalable private cloud platform, and I am looking forward to now building out the company’s marketing function and working with our growing ecosystem of users, partners and customers.”
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.
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