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Certeon Appoints Chad Jones Vice President of Business Development
Certeon, the first and ONLY provider of application acceleration virtual appliance solutions to be certified by Microsoft® and VMware®, today announces the addition of Chad Jones as its vice president of business development. Mr. Jones brings to Certeon more than fifteen years of extensive product management, technical and marketing expertise gained while working at companies like Microsoft, Softricity and FutureLink Corp. As vice president of business development, Mr. Jones will lead Certeon’s global network of business and channel partnerships and will drive strategic opportunities to open new markets.

Introduced in May 2008, Certeon’s aCelera™ software is the first virtual appliance to reduce application response time by more than 95 percent over the wide area network (WAN). As a virtual appliance that is supported on leading virtual machine operating systems such as VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V, aCelera eliminates the need for costly single-purpose proprietary hardware appliances—saving many enterprises as much as 60 percent in TCO. Certeon enables distributed enterprises to significantly reduce their overall capital and operational costs by allowing IT managers to run aCelera acceleration software with any number of other virtualized applications leveraging existing system, network, storage, and management resources. As virtualization continues to be deployed as a strategic initiative for TCO reduction, the need for application acceleration across distributed enterprises becomes increasingly significant. Mr. Jones will help expand Certeon’s benefits to new partners, customers, and markets.

“Certeon is the leader in delivering optimal performance software-based WAN optimization,” said Peter Dougherty, Certeon co-founder and CEO. “As more enterprises embrace virtualization, Certeon’s aCelera offering is increasingly more valuable to our partners and customers as it allows enterprise to fully realize the value of their virtualized infrastructures. Chad Jones brings a wealth of experience in this market to our partners and customers.”

Chad Jones has driven profitable growth in cutting edge virtualization and infrastructure software development and consulting companies. In addition, he has successfully established a number of high-profile partnerships for successful technology and service integration. Mr. Jones worked as senior director of product strategy at application virtualization pioneer Softricity, where he helped create the SoftGrid application virtualization platform, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2006. Continuing with Microsoft as a senior product manager, Mr. Jones was part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) start-up team and was responsible for global product management of Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization (now App-V) and Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset (DaRT). In just three years, MDOP has sold over 11 million subscriptions. Mr. Jones holds a number of industry certifications.

“By embracing virtualization on multiple fronts, Certeon is in a unique position to deliver forward-looking, industry-relevant solutions to the market at exactly the right time. Combined with a cutting edge outlook for the future, Certeon has attracted a steady flow of business partners and customers,” said Jones. “I look forward to further building and expanding this momentum in order to realize Certeon’s vision for cost-effective application and infrastructure performance, increasing business efficiency across industry and technology lines.”

aCelera Virtual Appliance software leverages virtualization and provides application acceleration technology for global enterprise and delivers a combination of cost-effective performance, scalability, flexibility, and easy management. aCelera is system-independent and hypervisor-agnostic, supporting high-performance remote application access in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and VMware ESX and ESXi environments. aCelera can be centrally managed and controlled through its integration with both the Microsoft Virtual System Center and VMware VirtualCenter management systems—enabling IT managers to allocate and manage application performance resources from a central location. In addition, aCelera software can be distributed to remote locations via an enterprise storage area network, further reducing operational and deployment costs.

Published Monday, March 16, 2009 7:56 PM by David Marshall
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