Press Release: PowerCloud Systems Scales Executive Management Team

PowerCloud continues to transform the networking industry with our vision of Networking as a Service (NaaS).  As we take our business to the next level, we’re thrilled to announce additions to our executive team.

PowerCloud Systems Scales Executive Management Team

Company Positions Itself for Rapid Growth as It Prepares to Bring Networking as a Service to Millions

Palo Alto, Calif., April 18, 2012PowerCloud™ Systems, the leading online software platform provider for enabling Networking as a Service (NaaS), today announces it has expanded its executive management team as it prepares to bring to market its next-generation NaaS solutions to millions of global users.

Key Facts

  • PowerCloud Systems has assembled a world-class team of industry veterans and business leaders to scale its operations globally and bring its NaaS solutions to millions of users.
  • PowerCloud’s CloudCommand software platform delivers cloud-management functionality to networking devices, and the company has brought to market multiple NaaS-based solutions through OEM partnerships and distribution agreements.  CloudCommand-based NaaS solutions combine affordable hardware, simple setup, remote management and a portfolio of business-grade networking features.
  • The new executive team members build on PowerCloud’s success to date and will lead efforts to rapidly grow the company across all corporate divisions, including engineering, business development and operations.
  • New additions include an accomplished SaaS technology leader, a veteran financial officer and several company advisors – all with strong records of bringing emerging-growth companies to the next level of success.
  • New Vice President of Engineering & Operations Seetharaman “Mani” Ramasubramani is an accomplished technology executive in the SaaS and mobile-data industries.  As VP of engineering at Synchronoss Technologies and SVP at FusionOne (which Synchronoss acquired), his team built highly scalable synchronization and backup solutions in a SaaS and in-carrier model that serve a global user base of 100+ million.  Previously, Mani advanced from being the first employee at Phone.com to running a global engineering operation by the time the company became Openwave Systems.
  • Chief Financial Officer Paul Denton provides two decades of strategic-leadership experience as an executive at numerous emerging-growth technology companies.  In 2011, he was part of the executive team that successfully sold Zvents to eBay-owned StubHub.  He has held CFO and executive management roles at OpenDNS, FusionOne, Determina, Andale and Zembu.
  • Joining PowerCloud’s board of advisors is David Nalley and Keith Newman.  Nalley, an influential channel executive, is the former vice president and general manager of Ingram Micro’s direct, corporate and consumer markets division.  Newman is a partner marketing expert whose executive roles include president of IDG’s Services Group.
  • With the scaling of the CloudCommand platform and the executive additions, PowerCloud Co-Founder Andrea Peiro assumes the new role of chief technology and product officer, where he will continue to drive the vision and productization of the NaaS platform.

 Comment

“Networking as a Service represents a technology and business-model innovation that will fundamentally change the networking industry,” said PowerCloud Systems CEO Jeff Abramowitz.  “PowerCloud is the partner of choice for vendors driving the new paradigm, and our executive team brings the experience and vision necessary to scale globally.”

CloudCommand 2.0 Brings New Features & Performance Enhancements to Cloud-Powered Networking

We’re excited to announce that CloudCommand 2.0 is here, providing a number of new, exciting features and performance enhancements that make this release our best yet. In the coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out CloudCommand 2.0 through our various OEM partners.  Key updates include:

  • Greatly Improved Hotspot Network.  All the great options of CloudCommand Hotspot are now manageable from a single location and we’ve made the hotspot a natural extension of the guest network.  New configuration options provide you even greater control for managing connected users’ access time, bandwidth limits and authentication methods.
  • Upgraded Performance Reporting Engine.  CloudCommand 2.0 provides more granular and comprehensive reporting features, empowering you to review and manage your network like never before.  Analyze network traffic patterns, access-point usage, user activity and more.
  • Streamlined Interface.  CloudCommand 2.0 delivers a streamlined and improved user interface.  New, interactive tooltips make the already intuitive dashboard even easier to understand and use.
  • Simplified Subscription Model.  Service subscription to CloudCommand is now handled on a network-wide basis which eliminates the complexity of individually entering a renewal license for each cloud-powered hardware unit.  Additionally, license terms of all access points within your network now automatically normalize on a convenient single-expiration date and your service can be easily extended with a single license key.

In the coming days, we’ll get into the details of the great features and benefits of the CloudCommand 2.0 platform.  We know you will enjoy this upgrade as much as we have enjoyed developing it.

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