Appointments

Tim O’Keefe Joins INetU as Chief Financial Officer

Managed hosting and cloud provider INetU last week announced that it has hired Tim O’Keefe as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Tim will be responsible for company’s overall accounting and finance activities. A month ago,  INetU named Scott Walters as the Director of Security. Prior to joining INetU,  O’Keefe served as CFO for data center company DBSi International Inc.; where he was instrumental in growing the business over 100% in 3 years and obtaining $35 million in financing to support this substantial growth. O’Keefe has over 20 years of extensive corporate finance and operational experience in the manufacturing, professional services, technology and real estate industries. Being named INetU CFO puts me in a unique, but familiar position. My experience and expertise combined w...

Scott Walters Named Director of Security at INetU Managed Hosting

Managed hosting and cloud provider INetU today that Scott Walters has been named Director of Security and will now be  responsible for the Company’s Security Operations Center (SOC), compliance audits and certifications. The news comes a few days after INetU announced major enhancements to its Client Center, including dynamic virtual scaling, the ability to add unmanaged virtual machines and available access through an Application Programming Interface (API). Under his new role, Walters will be responsible for: Data and network security. Scaling the Security Operations Center (SOC) team. Overseeing INetU’s   compliance audits and maintain certifications, such as SSAE 16, ISAE 3402, SOC 2, SOC 3 and PCI DSS. Working with INetU Labs in the development of new security products and...

Cobalt Data Centers Announces Appointment of Jefferson S. Brown as President

Co-location and datacenter solutions provider Cobalt Data Centers today announced the appointment of Jefferson S. Brown as President of the company. Brown replaces Mike Ballard, Cobalt’s previous CEO,who has  stepped down to pursue other interests. Brown has over 20 years of experience with high-tech operations, having most recently served  cloud hosting provider Savvis as Vice President of Sale. Attracting someone of Jeff’s caliber to Cobalt is enormous validation for our business model. His experience and track record are exactly what Cobalt needs to ignite our growth and meet the growing demand for datacenter alternatives in Las Vegas.  We wish Mike well in his future endeavors and look forward to helping Jeff build Cobalt into an industry leader. – Philip Lamb, Cobalt Board Membe...

IT Industry Veteran Rick Jackson Joins Rackspace Hosting as Chief Marketing Officer

IT industry veteran Rick Jackson  joined Rackspace Hosting  as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) on July 1, announced the company today. It’s becoming increasingly clear that a hybrid cloud approach will lead architectural plans for the future of IT. While so many companies are offering up a one-size-fits-all approach, Rackspace is uniquely positioned to offer customers specific solutions that optimize their business objectives.It’s a great honor to join a company so focused on its customers’ successes, combining technology leadership with Fanatical Support. – Rick Jackson, CMO, Rackspace Hosting. Jackson will lead Rackspace’s global marketing strategy and execution as the company works to strengthen its leadership position around hybrid cloud. Rick has over 25 years of IT industry experience ...

Green Cloud Technologies Open Offices into Five New Markets; Hires Five National Channel Managers

Cloud technology solutions provider Green Cloud Technologies today announced expansion  into five new markets with offices in Miami, Fla., Atlanta, Ga., New Orleans, La., Raleigh, N.C. and Charlotte, N.C. In an interview with DailyHostNews earlier this year, Mr. Shay Houser, CEO, Green Cloud Technologies did mention company’s plans of  investing heavily in market expansion. In addition to the expansion, Green Cloud has also announced the hiring of five national channel managers.  Each channel manager will focus on sales of the company’s Server Restoration and Recovery, Virtual Server and Virtual PBX solutions through recruiting and engaging sales partners in these new markets. By providing customers with the level of service and support they deserve, this team has built strong ...

Veteran Microsoft Architect and Developer Mark Zbikowski Joins Jelastic as a Senior Technical Advisor

Mark Zbikowski,  former Microsoft Architect and software developer  with three decades long industry experience, today joined Jelastic as a Senior Technical Advisor. In this  job role, Mark  will assist Jelastic as a resource to the development team and advisor to senior management. I´m excited to be working with the great development team at Jelastic. They have created an extremely interesting and high quality product. – Mark Zbikowski. Zbikowski holds a bachelor´s degree from Harvard in applied mathematics and master´s degrees from Yale and the University of Washington. In past, he spearheaded efforts in MS-DOS, made significant contributions to OS/2, Windows NT and Cairo.  He was development lead and manager for Microsoft’s MS-DOS 2.0, a position he held through DOS 4.0. His first...

Mr. Justin Hoppe joins The SSL Store team at St. Pete, FL as a Technical Support Manager

We are quite thrilled to have Justin join our team and think he will prove a decisive addition, providing diversified and original ideas to improve the overall customer experience. – Bill Grueninger, GM, The SSL Store. The SSL Store, one of the leading  SSL Certificate Providers, today announced that Mr.  Justin Hoppe, a  Florida State University graduate and Cisco Networking Academy Alumni with a diverse technical background will be joining their team as a  Technical Support Manager. “We are quite thrilled to have Justin join our team and think he will prove a decisive addition, providing diversified and original ideas to improve the overall customer experience.”, said Bill Grueninger, General Manager, The SSL Store™. “We think Justin will be a tremendous asset to not only our company but...

Green Cloud Technologies Lands $5.6 Million in Series C Equity; Appoints Mr. Walter Alessandrini

Green Cloud Technologies, a IaaS Cloud solutions provider headquartered in Greenville, SC, has closed on  $5.6 million in newly issued Series C equity.  This round of financing was led by Millry Corporation and also supported by a new strategic investor and existing shareholders.  Total company investment to date is $9.6 million. The additional financing will be used for accelerated market expansion, sales and marketing investments, and data center investments. We are excited about our follow-on investment in this exploding segment of the Cloud ecosystem. We look forward to the growth of Green Cloud as its employees concentrate on providing a best-in-market service offering. – Annice Jordan, CFO, Millry Corporation. In addition to securing this latest round of funding, Green Cloud announce...

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider LeaseWeb opens New Office in London

In order to respond more quickly to the growing demand by our customers in the UK market, we felt that it was imperative for us to establish a local sales team as soon as possible. – Emrah Aydin, LeaseWeb. LeaseWeb, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, is expanding its footprint with the launch of a UK sales office. It follows the establishment of a new network Point of Presence (PoP) in London and improved connectivity with the London Internet Exchange (LINX). The new office based in the heart of London is just minutes from Tech City, the media and technology hub otherwise known as ‘Silicon Roundabout’. LeaseWeb has appointed Dale Weedman, a technology pioneer and co-founder of one of the UK’s first free Internet Service Providers, as part of its business development team, with...

VMware Appoints Mr. Bill Fathers as SVP and GM of Hybrid Cloud

VMware, Inc, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, yesterday announced the appointment of Bill Fathers as senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s newly-formed Hybrid Cloud Services business unit. The news comes nearly two weeks after VMware announced the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program – a new way for customers to take advantage of public or hybrid cloud as a key component of their comprehensive IT strategy and work with VMware vCloud Service providers more effectively. I look forward to leading the new Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit and partnering with our ecosystem to provide customers the ultimate flexibility in how they deploy existing and new applications – on-premise, off-premise, or through whatever combination works best for th...

Rackspace Names Open Source Expert as New Vice President of Intellectual Property

Rackspace has named Van Lindberg as the new vice president of intellectual property . Lindberg brings a huge amount of experience to the table and the appointment helps to protect the company as it continues to expand its operations. This is an important time for the development of open cloud technology, as a variety of open cloud ecosystems are beginning to take shape. As the computing model continues to evolve, we look to help shape how the legal community responds to the new ways technology is offered and ensure Rackspace continues to set the pace of innovation within the open cloud revolution. – Van Lindberg. Before joining the cloud-hosting provider, Lindberg served as an expert in patent and property prosecution for Haynes and Boone, LLP in Richardson. During his six years at the com...

Secure128 Relocates Headquarters to Atlanta, Opens New Office in India

Wholesale security services provider Secure128 announced on Friday it has relocated its USA headquarters to Atlanta, opened a new office in India, and named business manager in India. Our new headquarters location in Atlanta’s Perimeter Center West development gives Secure128 a strategic central location in the Atlanta marketplace as well as expandable Class A office space which allows us to grow simultaneously with our business expansion plans. – John Monnett, Senior Vice President,Secure128. According to the official PR by Secure128, with the success in 2012 of expanding its range of IT security services including system and network penetration testing, application security, incident management and forensic services, payment card industry compliance (PCI-DSS), the company has achieved ne...

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