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James Urquhart and Simon Wardley Join enStratus Board of Advisors

Cloud Computing thought leaders bring deep business and technical expertise

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 24, 2010) – enStratus announced today that two leading cloud computing thought leaders have joined its Board of Advisors – James Urquhart and Simon Wardley. The enStratus Board of Advisors provides industry and customer perspectives to assist in the development of new cloud management solutions, partnerships and go-to-market strategies.

James Urquhart is Senior Market Strategist, Cloud Computing at Cisco. Mr. Urquhart also runs the respected CNET Tech Blog, The Wisdom of Clouds, covering cloud computing, virtualization, SaaS, and data centers, and was named one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing by the MIT Technology Review. Mr. Urquhart brings 20 years of experience as an enterprise software field technologist on a variety of systems including utility computing and cloud computing architectures.

"I am excited to join the enStratus Board of Advisors," said Mr. Urquhart. "I am looking forward to helping enStratus continue to lead the industry in addressing the important cloud governance and security issues for enterprises."

Simon Wardley is a researcher for CSC's Leading Edge Forum, a former Cloud Strategist at Canonical and was the head of a Canon Inc subsidiary that launched one of the world's first Platform as a Service environments in 2006. He is also an international speaker on the commoditization of IT, utility computing, fabrication technologies and the open source movement. Mr. Wardley is a proven technology executive with 14 years of solid experience including creating and executing business and IT strategy within start-ups and multi-nationals.

"One of the main reasons I joined the enStratus Board of Advisors was the huge market opportunity," commented Mr. Wardley. "The open architecture and multi-cloud support of enStratus will be tremendously valuable for enterprises as cloud infrastructure advances."

"James and Simon have deep experience in cloud computing for enterprises," commented enStratus CEO David Bagley. "They will both provide critical product and company strategy guidance to help shape the industry and assist us in delivering solutions to our customers."


About enStratus Networks

enStratus is a cloud infrastructure management platform for deploying and operating enterprise- class applications in public and private clouds. enStratus has a multi-cloud architecture that focuses on security and high availability for mission-critical web applications. We enable an enterprise to run applications that operate on sensitive data in a cloud infrastructure and exceed the service levels supported by the underlying cloud provider.

Based in Minneapolis, MN, enStratus supports Amazon Web Services, Cloud Central,, Eucalyptus, Google Storage, GoGrid, OpenStack, Rackspace, ReliaCloud, Terremark, VMware and Windows Azure. For more information, call 612-746-3091 or visit

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