SOURCE: ClearCube Technology

June 07, 2007 09:00 ET

ClearCube Names Rick Hoffman President and Chief Executive Officer

ClearCube Veteran to Utilize Strong Customer and Partner Relationships to Lead Company's Explosive Growth in the Virtual Desktop and Centralized Computing Markets

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - ClearCube Technology, the market leader in centralized computing solutions, today announced that its board of directors named Rick Hoffman as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. Hoffman will lead the company's product development, marketing, finance, sales and partner teams as ClearCube meets the growing market demand for its virtual desktop and centralized computing solutions.

"A seasoned industry veteran, and an executive at ClearCube for more than six years, Rick understands the company, its technology, its employees and our vision for ClearCube's future," said Lt. General Kenneth A. Minihan, chairman of the ClearCube board of directors. "We also want to thank Bruce Cohen, who as CEO helped establish a successful 100 percent channel strategy and elevated the company's position as the leader and pioneer of the PC blade market. We are confident that Rick will continue ClearCube's explosive growth in the centralized computing market."

Hoffman has more than 25 years of experience in both hardware and software development at some of the industry's leading technology organizations. Previously vice president of product development at ClearCube, he was responsible for the product strategy behind ClearCube's successful expansion from a hardware company into a leading provider of centralized computing solutions.

Prior to joining ClearCube in 2001, Hoffman spent five years at Dell Inc. in a number of strategic roles, including director and general manager of the Linux Systems Group and director of software for the Server Group. During his time at Dell, Hoffman was responsible for developing and launching the award-winning Dell OpenManage set of products, and for server operating systems and high-performance computing development. Prior to Dell, Hoffman spent 15 years at IBM in the RS/6000 division, where he was responsible for hardware, software and solutions development in various middle management positions.

"Growing adoption of our centralized computing solutions and the emergence of virtualization technology have presented a tremendous market opportunity for ClearCube," said Hoffman. "With a dedicated team, innovative technology and strategic partnerships, I'm looking forward to leading the next stage of ClearCube's growth, as we help our customers and partners gain competitive advantage and reduce operating costs with the industry's most powerful PC virtualization and centralization solutions."

As the pioneer of the PC blade market, ClearCube defined how organizations centralize computing resources to reduce IT management costs and harden security practices. Thousands of customers across the globe utilize ClearCube's innovative hardware and software solutions in some of IT's most demanding environments, including those in healthcare, financial services and government. With the recent release of its Sentral™ v5.5 management software and an OEM agreement with VMware, ClearCube is now recognized as the industry's virtual desktop specialist, providing comprehensive PC virtualization and centralized computing solutions that guarantee end-user computing power.

Hoffman received his BS in Electrical Engineering and his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

About ClearCube Technology

ClearCube is the industry's only provider of true PC virtualization and centralized computing solutions that integrate blades, access devices and client management software to give organizations full control over end-user computing. As the pioneer of the PC blade market, ClearCube's blades incorporate the latest PC components including Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Xeon® and Pentium® 4 processors with Hyper-Threading. Organizations deploying ClearCube gain 99.9 percent uptime, hardened security and extra workspace while reducing support costs by more than 40 percent. For more information, visit its corporate website at or, a blog published by the company.

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