2011-02-21 – Industry Visionary Alan Nugent Joins Adaptive Computing Board

CTO-in-Residence at Mzinga, Inc. Brings Global Enterprise Technology Experience to Leading Intelligent Automation Software Company

Provo, Utah—February 21, 2011—Adaptive Computing, a leader in unified intelligent automation technology, today announced the addition of the highly respected technology executive Alan Nugent to the company”s board of directors. Nugent brings nearly 30 years of experience managing and engineering the strategic technology direction in global enterprises ranging from start-ups to $20 billion companies. Currently an officer and board member with private software company Mzinga, Inc., Nugent will work closely with other members of the Adaptive Computing board and the company’s executive team to help further its growth and emerging leadership in the cloud computing, data center and HPC markets.

“Adaptive Computing is experiencing skyrocketing customer demand for its cloud automation intelligence system, as they have maintained a rapid pace of technology innovation, developed deep partnerships with technology leaders and maintained a laser focus on their customers’ critical requirements,” said Nugent. “I am excited to join the board of directors of such a dynamic company to help accelerate Adaptive Computing’s ability to meet that growing demand.”

Nugent joins the Adaptive Computing board of directors, which includes Adaptive Computing founders David and Michael Jackson and representatives from Intel Capital and EPIC Ventures. Intel Capital, Tudor Ventures and EPIC Ventures invested $14 million in Series A round financing in Adaptive Computing in September 2010. The board of directors will help the company drive new innovations in the cloud and accelerate adoption of dynamic services for efficient data centers from IT-centric or business-centric approaches.

“In a distinguished career in which he has helped drive the direction of some the industry’s most successful companies, Alan has cemented his reputation as a strategic resource and visionary,” said Michael Jackson, president and COO of Adaptive Computing. “Alan’s contribution to our board of directors will help Adaptive Computing advance our mission of driving unprecedented efficiencies, scale and performance in the world’s largest private and public clouds.”

Highlights in Nugent’s career at global software organizations include C-level executive positions at CA, Inc., Novell, Bell South Corporation, American Reinsurance and Xerox, Inc. At Novell, as senior vice president and CTO, he helped push the company to fully embrace open source technology, and in the same role at CA, drove the company’;s technology vision and strategy.

About Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing provides intelligent automation software for HPC, data center and cloud environments. The company’s infrastructure intelligence solutions, powered by Moab®, deliver policy-based governance, allowing customers to consolidate and virtualize resources, allocate and manage applications, optimize service levels and reduce operational costs. Adaptive Computing products manage the world’s largest computing installations and are the preferred intelligent automation solutions for the leading global HPC and data center vendors. For more information, call Adaptive Computing at (801) 717-3700 or visit adaptive.wpengine.com.

 

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