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VMLogix Appoints Sameer Dholakia as CEO and Plans Corporate Expansion

VMLogix, Inc., a global provider of virtual infrastructure management technology to streamline the software development lifecycle, today announced the appointment of Sameer Dholakia as chief executive officer. Sameer brings extensive experience in the enterprise software industry having held key leadership roles in product management, sales, and business development, and will lead the company as it expands its team and global operations. 

"Virtualization is poised to become the defining technology of the 21st century. Through solutions such as virtual lab technology, virtualization is moving from the data center to the entire application lifecycle. A recent independent survey conducted by voke shows that organizations who adopt virtual lab technology can reduce their overall development and test costs by as much as 50%. Organizations of every size will benefit from virtualization technology." said Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke.

"VMLogix is poised to re-shape the emerging virtual lab automation marketplace," said Ravi Gururaj, VMLogix founder and CTO. "Sameer's extensive enterprise sales and marketing experience and strategic insight will help us capitalize on the huge demand for virtualization-based lab automation solutions and accelerate our growth."

"While much attention has been focused on virtualization in production-side data centers, we are seeing strong adoption of virtual lab automation for the pre-production infrastructure," said Dholokia. "Since the lab is a more controlled environment than the data center, many companies see lab automation as the natural starting point to build their expertise in virtualization. This presents a tremendous opportunity for VMLogix, and I look forward to building the company into a world-class leader in virtual lab automation."

Prior to VMLogix, Dholakia held numerous positions at Trilogy, Inc., most recently managing west coast operations in the U.S. where he established the company's consumer electronics vertical and expanded its install base in the automotive industry. During his tenure with the company, Dholakia also served as VP of Alliances where he managed an organization responsible for developing Trilogy's strategic partnerships. He began his career with Trilogy in product management, leading the creation of the company's second major application business. Dholakia received his bachelor and master's degree from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

"VMLogix offers a feature-rich solution for virtual lab automation," said Ajay Agarwal, managing partner at Bain Capital, a board member and investor in VMLogix. "Sameer's proven experience building businesses in emerging enterprise software markets will be of great value, and will help guide the company's expansion and success in this accelerating market."

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Palo Alto with a strong engineering team in Bangalore, India, VMLogix has also recently opened an office in Toronto, Canada, and plans to expand staff in sales, client services and support.

Published Tuesday, October 02, 2007 10:09 PM by David Marshall
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