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Corporate Technologies Expands Virtualization Practice - Hires John Laferriere as VP, Infrastructure Services Group (ISG)
Corporate Technologies, Inc. announced today a major expansion of its Virtualization Practice with the hire of senior IT global infrastructure veteran, John Laferriere.

In making the announcement, Harry Kasparian, President & CEO of Corporate Technologies said, There is a paradigm shift well underway towards enterprise-wide IT virtualizationdriven by significant cost-savingsthat is creating a tremendous opportunity for us. I am pleased to announce that John Laferriere has joined the company as VP, Infrastructure Services Group. In this newly created position, we expect John to help us build upon and expand the success of our service offerings.

Mr. Laferriere was most recently Global Head of Technology Services at Zurich North America, responsible for a $300M IT budget and a number of virtualization and IT consolidation projects across a worldwide geography. In this role, Laferriere was responsible for a large-scale virtualization effort that included multiple datacenters, thousands of servers and petabytes of storage, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in savings to the organization. Previously, Mr. Laferriere was CTO for several start-up software product companies and two reseller organizations, where he started and grew their professional services organizations.

Corporate Technologies has long been recognized for the quality of infrastructure competence that allows our customers to realize the many benefits of properly architected and implemented virtualization solutionsincluding substantial cost savings, said Mr. Laferriere. I hope to complement that expertise through my personal experience with large-scale multi-national virtualization efforts, and IT technology strategies that will meet next-generation datacenter initiativesincluding information lifecycle management, server managers, and green datacenters, he concluded.

Founded in 1994, Corporate Technologies has earned a reputation as a leading enterprise systems integrator. The company architects, implements, and manages production-quality enterprise computing solutions, and provides clients with enterprise systems engineering expertise in strategic application development, infrastructure solutions, and systems management. The companys Virtualization Practice focuses on issues related to storage efficiency, server consolidation, virtual machine backups, server/desktop provisioning, and Disaster Recovery, with virtualized applications running in Windows, Linux, and Solaris environments. In keeping with the companys expanded focus on virtualization, Corporate Technologies was recently named a NetApp Virtualization Specialization firm, allowing us to provide the highest quality of solutions.

Published Friday, June 13, 2008 5:50 AM by David Marshall
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