|Cloud Technology Partners (cloudTP) Names Ken Pepple Vice President, OpenStack |
Key Contributor to OpenStack Initiative, Cloud Visionary, Esteemed Author and
Presenter to Spearhead Expansion of OpenStack Service Offerings
BOSTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Cloud Technology Partners(TM)
(cloudTP(TM)), the leader in transforming business with cloud solutions, today
announced the appointment of Ken Pepple to the newly created position of Vice
President, OpenStack(TM) Solutions. The addition of Pepple to the cloudTP team
underscores the critical importance of the OpenStack initiative to the overall
future of cloud computing and further extends cloudTP's leadership in this space.
cloudTP has been among the earliest proponents and drivers of the OpenStack
initiative, consequently being named a premier provider in the Rackspace Cloud:
Private Edition(TM) ecosystem, a groundbreaking industry-wide initiative intended
to bring together the world's leading cloud hardware, software and services
providers in order to create end-to-end private cloud solutions, based on the
OpenStack open-source cloud platform and supported by the Rackspace's Cloud
"They (cloudTP) deliver technology and service components that are critical for
the success of any cloud computing endeavor," said Jim Curry, General Manager of
Rackspace Cloud Builders.
A highly respected practitioner, author and sought-after speaker in the cloud and
OpenStack community, Pepple has held senior leadership roles from Technology
Director to Chief Technologist at globally recognized organizations such as Sun
Microsystems, Oracle, and Internap Network Services. In addition to regularly
contributing IP to the OpenStack project, and being referenced and/or quoted in
countless industry papers and articles, Pepple has authored a number of reference
books, including the groundbreaking "Deploying OpenStack" a publication that has
become a go-to reference for beginners to seasoned experts in the cloud and
OpenStack space. His personal blog can be found at: ken.pepple.info.
"OpenStack is another revolution in IT and cloud computing especially for
enterprises looking to develop scalable, low cost, internal private clouds... and
it's a reality now," said Chris Greendale, CEO of Cloud Technology Partners
(cloudTP). "Ken's technical experience and executive leadership have made a
global impact on the world of cloud computing, and we all look forward to helping
shape the future of cloud computing and OpenStack implementations."
"I am extremely excited to be joining cloudTP as we engage with the OpenStack
community and those clients on the leading edge of transforming enterprise
computing," said Pepple. "It is a chance to work with the best and share a future
vision of the innovative and strategic opportunities cloud computing can enable."
Pepple comes to cloudTP most recently from Internap Network Services (INAP) where
he held the position of Director of Cloud Development. Under his leadership,
Internap developed and introduced a full set of public cloud services, including
the world's first public compute service based on OpenStack Nova. Pepple joined
Internap from Oracle, where he was a key contributor in defining its cloud
enterprise technology strategy. Prior to Oracle, he spent fourteen years at Sun
Microsystems. While at Sun, he served as Chief Technologist for its Asia Pacific
Professional Services organization, Technical Director for its Desktop Solutions
Group and Principal Engineer for its Servers and Storage technical field.
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