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Old Road Computing Emerges from Stealth to Launch as Virtual Computer, Inc.
Old Road Computing announced today it has emerged from stealth mode and is doing business as Virtual Computer, Inc. With Highland Capital Partners and Flybridge Capital Partners leading the companys Series A funding, Virtual Computer will deliver solutions that capitalize on virtualization technology to reduce the cost of managing corporate PCs while improving their reliability, security, and usability. The company is led by a veteran team of Boston-area technology executives including: Dan McCall, president and chief executive officer; Alex Vasilevsky, chief technology officer; and Peter Marconi, vice president of engineering.

Virtualization technology has already yielded clear cost savings and efficiency gains in the data center environment, said Vasilevsky. Notebook PCs along with the growth in remote workers represent a huge challenge for IT organizations looking to take advantage of the productivity gains available from virtualization. Virtual Computer will be the first to deliver on the promise of desktop virtualization without compromises on cost, performance, mobility, or end-user experience.

We have combined a powerhouse engineering team of virtualization, management, and security experts with a customer-driven development methodology, noted McCall. With overwhelmingly-positive customer feedback on our alpha product from the US and Europe, we are evaluating plans to accelerate product introduction.

Virtual Computer is located in Westford (MA), the heart of the Rt. 495 technology corridor. Currently, the company is in a rapid growth phase and hiring in all areas of engineering, sales, and marketing.

About the Team

Dan McCall President and CEO

Dan McCall brings more than 25 years of successful executive and entrepreneurial experience to Virtual Computer. With a passion for building companies in the technology and service markets, McCall has domain expertise in general management and operations, strategic planning, business development, finance, information security, and networking. Prior to Virtual Computer, he was vice president of Corporate Development at VeriSign, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services. He joined VeriSign through VeriSigns acquisition of Guardent where McCall was a founding executive and served as general manager and chief marketing officer. McCall has also served as vice president for worldwide marketing at i-Cube/Razorfish and Shiva Corporation. He launched his technology career as a software engineer at Encore Computer and Wang Laboratories. McCall is a magna *** laude graduate from the University of Connecticut where he earned a BS in Computer Science.

Alex Vasilevsky Chief Technology Officer

Alex Vasilevsky is an industry-recognized expert in virtualization, Open Source, parallel processing, video systems, and advanced optimizing compilers. Prior to Virtual Computer, he was founder and CTO of Virtual Iron Software. Previously, Vasilevsky served as CTO at Ucentric Systems (acquired by Motorola), a leading provider of home media software for media centers. He has held senior engineering and management roles in leading technology companies such as Omtool, Avid Technology, and Thinking Machines. He has authored numerous papers and patents (6 granted and 16 pending) on datacenter and networking topics including security, network and server virtualization, resource optimization, and performance. Listed in The History of the Development of Parallel Computing, Vasilevsky is the winner of three IEEE Gordon Bell Awards for practical applications of parallel processing research. A much sought-after speaker in the field of virtualization, Vasilevsky has a BS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, and an MS in Computer Science from Boston University.

Peter Marconi Vice President of Engineering

Peter Marconi is a technology veteran who has been instrumental in building companies, world-class products, and high-performance teams for 20 years. Experienced in characterizing high-potential products and steering product definition and technology roadmaps, Marconi has a successful record of more than ten breakthrough product introductions and has been granted four patents. Prior to Virtual Computer, he was cofounder and vice president of systems engineering at Axiowave Networks. Additional executive-level experience includes his tenures as cofounder and vice president of hardware at Nexabit Networks and vice president of engineering at CrossComm Corporation. Earlier in his career, he held engineering positions with the Center for High Performance Computing and Encore Computer Corporation. Marconi earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, and is completing his MBA at Babson College.

Doug Lane Director of Product Management

Doug Lane is a seasoned marketing and product management professional with a successful 12-year record of bringing innovative technology products and services to market. His breadth of industry experience spans information security, RFID/supply chain, DNS/critical Internet infrastructure, Web hosting, and telecommunications/IP backbone services. Prior to joining Virtual Computer, Lane held several key marketing and product management positions at VeriSign. He was instrumental in establishing VeriSign as a market leader in managed security services and online brand protection while forging entry into new markets such as RFID/supply chain. Earlier in his career, Lane held product management and professional services positions at Guardent, Vanguard Managed Solutions (Motorola spin-out) and Ennovate Networks. Additionally, he held several operational and product management roles at BBN/GTE Internetworking/Genuity, an early leader in the Internet backbone and enterprise Web hosting services. Lane earned a BS from Emerson College and an MBA from Boston University.

Published Tuesday, September 02, 2008 6:53 PM by David Marshall
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