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XenSource Names Gordon Mangione as Senior VP Product Operations
XenSource, Inc., the leader in infrastructure virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen hypervisor, today announced that Gordon Mangione will join the company as senior vice president of product operations. Mangione brings more than 20 years of software experience to XenSource, having led the successful development and delivery of a number of Windows-based products and services to the enterprise market. The former Microsoft executive is particularly noted for having managed and brought to market SQL server and Exchange, two of the most widely used enterprise products in the data center today.

“Gord adds another exceptionally strong technology executive to the XenSource management team. His experience leading product teams at Microsoft will help XenSource deliver great virtualization products for our customers,” said Peter Levine, XenSource president and CEO.

Mangione comes to XenSource from Ignition Partners, a top-tier Seattle-based venture capital firm where he was an executive in residence. Prior to Ignition, he served as corporate vice president of the Security Business and Technology Unit (SBTU) at Microsoft Corporation where he was responsible for the development and support of Microsoft security products and active protection technologies. Prior to this position, Mangione served as corporate vice president of the SQL Server Team. Before joining the SQL team, he was the vice president of the Exchange team, a product unit manager in the Internet Services business and the development manager for SNA Server. He participated in the development of SNA Server, one of the first servers developed for the Microsoft Windows NT operating system. Mangione joined Microsoft in 1991 after working as a developer at Bell Northern Research, where he focused on PC/telephony integration. He has an engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

“Gord brings to XenSource a wealth of experience delivering complex enterprise systems software and managing large distributed teams. With XenSource now shipping its first enterprise products, and ramping development with major ISV partners, Gord will play a key role in XenSource's success,” said Ian Pratt, XenSource founder and project leader of the open source Xen™ hypervisor project.

“I am excited to join XenSource and create a strategic product roadmap to enable the company to take advantage of the numerous opportunities available to it,” said Mangione. “This is an exciting time and XenSource has a unique and dynamic business model based on the innovation of open source development and exploding market demand for volume virtualization products.”

Published Thursday, September 07, 2006 9:39 PM by David Marshall
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