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Innovative cloud computing firm expands management team with software veteran

Stamford, CT – March 21, 2011 – Kaavo, an innovative provider of solutions for managing distributed applications in the clouds, today announced that it has appointed Sam Somashekar as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.

Bringing 17 years of global experience in the enterprise IT management industry, Somashekar joins Kaavo’s management team to drive strategic partnerships, product marketing and management, thought leadership and industry presence. Under Somashekar’s leadership, Kaavo will be further positioned as the leader in managing applications and services in public, private and hybrid clouds.

“We are excited to have Sam join us at this critical time of growth. From the start, Kaavo has been focused on delivering application centric cloud management solutions to enterprise customers.  As more companies graduate from launching servers to deploying complex applications in the cloud, Sam’s experience in the IT management space will be instrumental to helping Kaavo maintain its leadership in the enterprise cloud management space. His vision to increase both top line and bottom line growth will help us address challenging problems as we enter into a new phase of development,” said Jamal Mazhar, Founder and CEO of Kaavo.

Somashekar has been heavily involved in developing solutions for areas such as cloud computing, data center automation, business service automation and green IT. Prior to Kaavo, he was Senior Director of Product Management at SunGard, a leading software and technology services company and he was also previously Senior Director of Product Management at CA Technologies, a leading IT management software and solutions company.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to help drive Kaavo’s growth during this next big wave within the cloud computing industry,” said Sam Somashekar, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Kaavo. “The cloud computing paradigm has forever changed the way 24/7 applications and services are delivered and managed from commoditized platforms, and Kaavo’s deployment of next generation technology has made the company a leader. Kaavo has the ability to dominate this market and deliver solutions that solve real customer and market problems, and I look forward to helping propel the business forward.”

Somashekar holds a BA in Computer Science from New York University and is Pragmatic Marketing Certified. He is on the board of AFCOM's Data Center Institute, a prestigious think tank comprised of experienced data center managers, industry leaders and solution providers and has authored several articles and whitepapers on the subject of enterprise IT management. Somashekar has also been quoted in articles appearing in leading industry publications and has been a regular speaker at industry events.

About Kaavo
Kaavo provides solutions for managing distributed applications in the clouds. Kaavo’s core product, Infrastructure and Middleware On Demand (IMOD), makes it easier for individuals and businesses to leverage on-demand infrastructure and run secure and scalable web services and applications in the cloud. For more information, please visit

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