DataSynapse appoints co-founder Jamie Bernardin president

Source: DataSynapse

DataSynapse, the global provider of application virtualisation software, today announced the appointment of Jamie Bernardin, the company's co-founder and CTO, as president.

Bernardin, who will also continue to lead the technology team, will now be responsible for the company's marketing and product functions. Peter Lee, co-founder and CEO, will continue his focus on business operations, sales, services and corporate development.

As DataSynapse continues to expand its product penetration across industry verticals and grow in product and solution complexity, Bernardin will align and drive initiatives to meet expanding customer requirements and the company's 2008 business objectives. DataSynapse's goals for next year and beyond include the sale of its products to new clients in diverse markets, continued consistent delivery of innovative products, extended customer success programmes and the formation of new partnerships to increase revenue.

"Most people associate marketing with the sales function, but marketing is all about customers and their needs," said Jim Maikranz, DataSynapse board member and former senior vice president of worldwide sales at JD Edwards. "As DataSynapse evolves, Jamie will be able to align the customer value chain - from business problem definition, to solution innovation and technology implementation in order to drive expanding customer adoption and company growth."

Bernardin brings unparalleled knowledge of grid computing and virtualisation technologies and markets to his new position as president. Prior to founding DataSynapse with Lee, Bernardin worked with several financial services organisations, including Bank of America and Barclays, to build financial decision support and transactional applications. He also worked as a NASA Research Fellow, conducting laser physics and numerical modelling for the Mars exploration programme.

Since its inception, DataSynapse has grown exponentially, expanding its headquarters in New York and opening offices in 12 cities around the world. Anticipating even greater growth in 2008, the company has solidified its product and technology strategies, recently releasrsreleasing its VersaVision software, the first commercial product that provides comprehensive visibility, analytics and reporting for virtualised environments. VersaVision complements the company's successful product portfolio that includes its GridServer and FabricServer virtualisation software, which intelligently match available server supply with application demand, allowing organisations to gain control of complex enterprise applications.

"DataSynapse has achieved a great deal in its first seven years, and the company is on the cusp of even more innovation and significant corporate evolution," said Peter Lee, CEO and co-founder of DataSynapse. "Jamie's appointment as president positions DataSynapse and the executive team to deliver on our tremendous potential in 2008."

As the leading provider of application virtualisation software, DataSynapse is uniquely positioned to help the world's premier organisations create real-time infrastructures that optimise IT resources so that service levels remain predictable and consistent, despite unpredictable computing demands. As the virtualisation industry continues to flourish, DataSynapse will leverage its strong executive management team and experienced board of directors to expand its product portfolio and market share.

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