SOURCE: Tail-f Systems

Tail-f Systems

February 26, 2009 11:00 ET

Former BT Chief Business Services Strategist Murray Cooke Joins Tail-f Advisory Board

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - February 26, 2009) - Tail-f Systems, the leading developer of on-device configuration management software for networking equipment and software providers, today announced that Murray Cooke has joined the company's Advisory Board. Cooke, who recently served as Chief Business Services Strategist at British Telecom, is widely recognized for his telecommunications expertise; he will assist Tail-f in its vision to reshape the configuration management arena, which remains one of telecommunications' largest unaddressed areas of costs and errors.

"Despite the telecom industry's accelerated modernization over the last decade, network configuration challenges remain a major source of system errors and failures," said Hakan Millroth, CEO, Tail-f Systems. "As we work to deploy standards-based configuration management solutions, Murray's vast field experience and reputation will help us not only advance our product development, but also communicate the critical importance of standards-based network management solutions to the industry. We are honored to have him on board as he will help our customers, our management team and our industry move beyond the operational challenges of next-generation network devices."

"Having followed Tail-f's growth over the last few years, and having most recently worked with the Tail-f team in standardization projects, I believe the company has created a key technology for addressing the operational issues that continue to plague service providers," said Murray Cooke. "Not only are Tail-f's solutions ripe for some of telecom's biggest areas of difficulty, but the Tail-f management team is committed to working with partners, vendors and operators to create industry standards that will guide network configuration management long into the future."

About Tail-f Systems

Tail-f Systems is the leading developer of configuration management software for network equipment vendors. Customers using Tail-f's technology radically reduce their time-to-market and benefit from carrier-grade implementations of NETCONF, CLI, Web, and SNMP interfaces. Tail-f is a venture-funded company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please visit

About Murray Cooke

Murray Cooke most recently served as Chief Business Services Strategist for British Telecom, responsible for the evolution of BT's services for corporate and enterprise customers, including their migration to BT's 21st Century Network platform. Prior to joining BT Group Chief Technology Office, Mr. Cooke was the head of operational engineering in BT's Global Solutions division, running UK banking, retail, and governmental networks. He has also held a number of strategy and business development roles and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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