SOURCE: CloudShare


December 13, 2010 09:01 ET

CloudShare Appoints Shinya Akamine to Board of Directors

Former CEO and Co-Founder of Postini Brings Cloud Market Expertise to Self-Service Cloud Platform Company

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - CloudShare today announced the appointment of Shinya Akamine to its board of directors. As a member of CloudShare's board, Akamine will advise the business in support of its efforts to bring cloud computing performance and economic advantages to mainstream business applications like Microsoft SharePoint® and SAP® ERP, CRM and Business Objects software.

"With years of experience as a senior executive for some of the most well-respected SaaS companies in North America, Shinya has insight into the universal challenges faced by IT organizations of all sizes," said Zvi Guterman, CEO of CloudShare. "He brings an important point of view to the table, which will be a tremendous asset not only to our board of directors, but also will ultimately benefit CloudShare's expanding customer base in the enterprise market."

Akamine is an angel investor who has spent his career in high technology in Silicon Valley. Previously he was the co-founder and former chief executive officer of Postini, a secure email SaaS company that was acquired by Google™. Akamine's current investments and board of director positions include AppRats, BlueSpark, CloudShare, Core Security and YOICS. Prior to starting his entrepreneurial career, Shinya was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and a post-doctoral fellow at NTT's Musahino Research Laboratory. Akamine is the inventor of ten patents and was honored in 2004 with an Outstanding Inventor award by Stanford University. He was also recognized by NTT in 1994 for the best research within NTT Worldwide.

"I have been closely involved in IT throughout my career, and have a real interest in the business issues rooted in technology, which are driving CloudShare's adoption," explained Akamine. "CloudShare attracted my attention because they have built a unique solution to bring the benefits of cloud computing to more traditional business applications like SharePoint and SAP. I look forward to helping CloudShare continue to define and shape a new approach to using the cloud to realize strategic and economic benefits."

About CloudShare Inc.  
CloudShare is a self-service cloud platform that enables businesses to create, collaborate on and run full enterprise applications instantly and on-demand. Small teams to large enterprises, including Cisco, SAP, McAfee and VMware, use CloudShare to create virtual data centers for application development and testing, demos, proofs of concept and training. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures and Gemini, CloudShare is headquartered in San Mateo, CA and can be found online at

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