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Appcara Appoints Paul Speciale as Chief Marketing Officer



  Appcara Appoints Paul Speciale as Chief Marketing Officer

    Seasoned Enterprise IT Product Marketing Leader to Spearhead Appcara’s
    Initiatives As The Demand for Simplified Cloud Application Management
                             Platforms Increases

Business Wire

MILPITAS, Calif. -- February 20, 2013

Appcara, an innovative cloud application platform vendor, announced that it
has appointed Paul Speciale as its chief marketing officer. A veteran
technology marketing and product leader at both high-profile cloud startups
and Fortune 500 technology leaders, Speciale brings bench depth in the rapidly
expanding Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Big Data sectors, where Appcara’s
unique model-based architecture has made it a company to watch by leading
analysts.

Paul Speciale joins Appcara bringing over 20 years of end to end product,
marketing and go to market strategy development experience that has taken
previously unknown companies from product conception to commercial delivery
and revenue, and has been a part of several leading cloud-related technology
startups. Most recently he was vice president of products at Amplidata, a
leader in Big Data and cloud storage, where as vice president of products, he
helped to launch the company’s award winning AmpliStor object storage system
into the market and to secure key OEM relationships. Prior to Amplidata,
Speciale was part of the Savvis Cloud Solutions team, launching the Gartner
Magic Quadrant-leading Symphony VPDC cloud service to market. Speciale also
helped guide marketing and product management at Qlayer, one of the first
cloud orchestration product vendors which was later acquired by Sun
Microsystems. Earlier in his career he worked in technical architecture and
product roles at Oracle, IBM and others. He holds BS and MA degrees in applied
mathematics from UCLA.

“As Big Data deployments and enterprise applications move into cloud-based
deployments, the demand for faster, easier application deployment and
management solutions is reaching a crescendo,” said John Yung, CEO of Appcara.
“Paul is the perfect marketing leader to help Appcara accelerate our momentum,
communicate the advantages of our solutions, and to build relationships in key
accounts and partnerships. We’re delighted to have someone of his caliber on
our team.”

About Appcara

Appcara’s vision is to enable the efficient application onramp for public and
private clouds and portability across any clouds. The company was created by a
group of cloud computing industry veterans in 2010 in Santa Clara, CA who
previously built industry leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud
computing services such as the Savvis Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), the
Sun cloud, as well as leading service provider infrastructures at companies
such as Equinix. The company provides the AppStack cloud application lifecycle
agility and portability platform. For more information visit www.appcara.com
or @appcara.

 AppStack® is a registered trademark of Appcara. Citrix® and CloudStack™ are
    trademarks or registered trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. All other
trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Appcara
Paul Speciale, 408-894-9008
CMO
Paul.Speciale@appcara.com
or
MKM Corporate Communications
Mary Kae Marinac, 978-685-3136
PR Representative
mkm@mkmarinac.com
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