Montner & Associates, Tech PR
RICHARD KAGAN NAMED TO ACCELOPS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Data Center and Cloud Service Monitoring Startup Continues Build-out of Leadership Team to Propel Company into Next Stage of Growth
SANTA CLARA, CA – April 25, 2011 – AccelOps, Inc., the only provider of integrated monitoring solutions built from the ground up for cloud-generation data centers, today announced that Richard Kagan has joined the company’s board of directors. A respected technology strategist and marketer, Kagan is executive vice president and general manager of the Orchestration Systems business unit at Infoblox, a developer of advanced network infrastructure automation and control solutions.
"AccelOps has a tremendous opportunity ahead of us, making it essential we attract the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable executives," said Elie Antoun, CEO of AccelOps. "We’re very pleased to welcome Rick as a board member. His insight into the growing and rapidly changing global IT marketplace will fortify our efforts to capitalize on the explosive growth in data centers and cloud computing."
Kagan brings more than 25 years of marketing, business development, and engineering experience in the telecommunications, networking, and security industries. Prior to joining Infoblox as vice president of marketing, Kagan served as vice president of marketing at Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), where he launched the company and defined Unified Threat Management, one of the fastest growing segments in the network security market. Before Fortinet, he was vice president of marketing at VPNet (acquired by Avaya), vice president of sales at Echelon (NASDAQ:ELON), and held engineering positions at ROLM and Bell Laboratories. Richard earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
"The requirements for delivering IT as a service have been beyond any monitoring architecture on the market — until AccelOps," said Kagan. "I look forward to working with the AccelOps team and contributing to the company’s growth and success."
The AccelOps integrated monitoring platform enables cloud-generation data centers to deliver on the promise of IT as a service. Offered as an easy-to-deploy virtual appliance or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the AccelOps solution cross-correlates diverse operational data on-premise, off-premise, and in cloud environments, proactively monitoring from end-to-end an entire network environment. Monitoring capabilities include performance and availability, SIEM and identity, compliance automation, virtualization, CMDB / change, and business service management. The solution’s multi-tenancy, metering, elastic monitoring, and unlimited scalability are purpose-built for mid- to large enterprise and service provider deployments, delivering the visibility, control, and operational efficiencies necessary in today’s complex and dynamic IT services environment.
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