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enStratus Announces John Willis as New Vice President of Client Service and Enablement

IT Management and DevOps leader to build on momentum and adoption of enStratus

Minneapolis, MN (November 17, 2011) – enStratus announced today the appointment of John Willis as the company's new Vice President of Client Service and Enablement. In this new role, Willis will be responsible for leading deployment, support and training to help build on the growing adoption of the enStratus Cloud Management Platform by enterprises around the world.

"John has great experience in building service and training for systems management and cloud solutions providers," said David Bagley, CEO of enStratus. "He is a perfect fit to help us extend our service and delivery capabilities as well as expand on the important DevOps ecosystem for enStratus."

Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining enStratus, Willis was the VP of Solutions for DTO Solutions where he led the transition to a new suite of automated infrastructure and DevOps solutions.

Prior to DTO Solutions. Willis was the Vice President of Training & Services at Opscode where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm. Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award winning IBM business partner, which specializes in deploying Tivoli technology for the enterprise.

A leading infrastructure management architect in the enterprise systems management category, Willis has trained more than 10,000 people on IBM Tivoli products around the world and is recognized as an industry expert in enterprise systems management and monitoring. Willis has authored six IBM Redbooks for IBM on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems.

John is known internationally for his IT Management and Cloud blog,, and is the co-host of Redmonk's IT Management Guys podcast series as "Cloud Cafe". Willis is also an organizer of the wildly successful CloudCamp & OpsCamp unconference movements.

"I am very excited to be joining enStratus," said John Willis, Vice President of Client Service and Enablement of enStratus. "When enStratus contacted me about this role, I could not pass it up. I have always been impressed with their solution and their leadership in the enterprise cloud management market and I look forward to helping expand the service and delivery part of the business."

About enStratus Networks

enStratus is a cloud infrastructure management solution for deploying and managing enterprise-class applications in public, private and hybrid clouds. enStratus has a multi-cloud architecture that provides security, reliability and cloud independence.

We deliver governance for the cloud through a patent-pending security architecture and a powerful management console across all leading public and private clouds including Amazon Web Services, AT&T Synaptic Storage, Bluelock,, CloudSigma, EMC Atmos, Eucalyptus, GoGrid, Google Storage, Nimbula, OpenStack, Rackspace, ServerExpress, Terremark, VMware and Windows Azure.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, enStratus serves hundreds of organizations worldwide including Korea's largest telecom provider KT, SAIC, Silanis, and The Cloud Security Alliance.

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