SOURCE: Akorri

November 05, 2007 08:30 ET

Akorri Appoints New CEO

Industry Veteran Tom Joyce Will Lead Management Software Firm to Its Next Phase of Growth

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Akorri, Inc., the leader in cross-domain performance management for the virtualized data center, today announced that Tom Joyce has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Joyce succeeds the company's current CEO, Rich Corley, who remains at Akorri as Chief Technical Officer and Founder.

"Akorri has successfully established itself as a leader in developing enterprise-class management technology for the virtualized data center," said Rich Corley, Akorri Founder and CTO. "Now it is time to move to the next phase of our growth. Since Tom joined us as Vice President of Marketing, he has proven to be an exceptional leader, and we share a common vision for Akorri. Tom has extensive management expertise that will enable us to accelerate the company to the next level. I am thrilled to announce Tom in his new capacity."

Joyce joined Akorri in December 2006 as Vice President of Marketing and brings more than 20 years of experience managing business development, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Akorri, Joyce held a number of executive positions at EMC Corporation including Vice President and General Manager of the IP Storage business unit and Vice President of Platforms Marketing, where he was responsible for EMC's flagship storage platform products including Symmetrix, CLARiiON, Celerra, and Connectrix. Joyce was also instrumental in the acquisition of Data General and many other companies working with EMC's New Business Development group. Prior to EMC, Tom was Vice President at Image Conversion Systems, a startup firm that was acquired by Lason, Inc. in 1997.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Rich and the Akorri team to continue growing this business. As Founder, Rich has done an amazing job bringing Akorri to its current level of success, securing world class investor funding, brand name customers, and nearly a dozen strategic reseller partners," said Joyce. "We are extraordinarily well positioned for the next phase of our growth."

Launched in January 2007, BalancePoint, Akorri's flagship software product, helps customers manage performance and utilization in today's virtualized data center. BalancePoint helps deliver better performance and efficiency for virtual infrastructure such as VMware ESX and also physical data center resources such as servers and storage systems. BalancePoint's advanced analytics technology enables IT organizations to quickly solve performance problems, optimize application performance, improve infrastructure utilization and accurately plan for growth and change.

About Akorri

Akorri is the leader in providing performance and utilization management software for the virtualized data center. Akorri's BalancePoint software provides visibility into the root cause of performance issues through deep drill down into server and storage resources, offers unique capabilities for managing server and storage virtualization technologies. BalancePoint enables IT organizations to optimize performance and capacity to meet service level objectives at the lowest possible cost. For more information, visit

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