Red Hat Announces New Head of Virtualization

  Red Hat Announces New Head of Virtualization

    Radhesh Balakrishnan to Lead Red Hat OpenStack and Red Hat Enterprise
                  Virtualization Technologies and Solutions

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- April 02, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that it has appointed a new head of its
virtualization technologies and solutions. Radhesh Balakrishnan, previously of
Microsoft, will serve as the global leader of Red Hat’s virtualization
infrastructure solutions, including responsibilities for the company’s Red Hat
OpenStack and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization technologies and solutions.

Virtualization is the cornerstone of cloud computing and Kernel-based Virtual
Machine (KVM), which serves as the foundation for Red Hat’s virtualization
initiatives, is a predominant hypervisor in the cloud. OpenStack has also
gained broad industry support because of the power of open source development.
Under Balakrishnan’s leadership, Red Hat plans to expand its Red Hat
Enterprise Virtualization offerings as well as deliver enterprise-class
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions powered by OpenStack.

Balakrishnan joins Red Hat from Microsoft, where he held product management
and product marketing responsibilities across a wide range of product lines.
Most recently Balakrishnan served as a senior director responsible for the
Windows Azure cloud platform business in the Asia Pacific region.

Supporting Quotes

Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

“Radhesh and his team will continue to drive open virtualization forward
through our Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack
technologies and solutions – both of which are central to Red Hat’s open
hybrid approach to the cloud. We welcome Radhesh to the Red Hat team.”

Radhesh Balakrishnan, global leader, Virtualization, Red Hat

“Red Hat’s leadership in open source, KVM and OpenStack are assets key to
delivering cost-effective virtualization and IaaS solutions to enterprise
customers as well as cloud service providers. I am excited to join Red Hat to
lead the efforts to help deliver on its promise of open hybrid cloud.”

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