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April 16, 2015 15:10 ET

Apcera Names Kirk Dunn to Board of Directors

Cloudera Executive Brings Big Data Expertise to High Growth Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2015) - Apcera® today announced that it has added Kirk Dunn to the company's board of directors. The Cloudera executive joins current board members Derek Collison, founder and CEO of Apcera; Anders Lindblad, head of Business Unit Cloud & IP and senior vice president at Ericsson; and Vidar Mohammar, vice president & corporate officer finance at Ericsson.

"Kirk brings a wealth of knowledge to Apcera," said Derek Collison. "He has extensive experience leading high-growth companies and building strategic sales and product teams. We're seeing exceptional uptake for our Hybrid Cloud Operating System, and as we grow and move into big data solutions, we look forward to tapping into Kirk's vast experience."

Dunn has a wide-ranging background in technology engineering, marketing, and sales. During his nearly 20-year career, Dunn has worked extensively with established and high-growth companies, as well as Fortune 200 organizations, successfully building strategic sales and product divisions, and leading international expansion. Before joining Cloudera, he served as the CEO of PowerFile, Inc., which was successfully sold to Hitachi LG Data Storage, and was CEO of Bang Networks Inc. Prior to joining Bang Networks, Dunn served as vice president of North American Field Operations at Inktomi. He came to Inktomi from Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET), where he held executive positions in sales, marketing and professional services. Earlier in his career, he worked for IBM in senior sales positions. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Applied Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles.

About Apcera
Based in San Francisco, Calif., Apcera provides the world's first hybrid cloud operating system (HCOS) for global 2000 companies. Built on a foundation of governance and trust, Apcera's HCOS allows businesses to securely develop, deploy, orchestrate and govern a diverse set of workloads, on premise and in the cloud. For more information, visit www.apcera.com, read the company's blog or follow on Twitter: @apcera.

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