SOURCE: PLUMgrid

December 16, 2015 09:00 ET

Leading Cloud Networking Provider PLUMgrid Appoints Marty Bradford New CFO

Mass Deployment of Private and Public OpenStack Clouds Fuels Company's Rapid Growth

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2015) - Fueled by the broad adoption of OpenStack and new customer wins, PLUMgrid, the leader of secure cloud networks for public and private OpenStack clouds, today adds Marty Bradford as the new chief financial officer to guide the company's rapid growth. Bradford brings extensive background in driving company strategy, raising capital, conducting due diligence for IPOs and mergers/acquisitions, and also has a history of making process improvements that result in significant bottom line results. Bradford reports to PLUMgrid CEO, Larry Lang.

"PLUMgrid's recent upswing in customer traction with large enterprises makes it clear the market for OpenStack cloud networking is being enthusiastically embraced and no one has better technology, or is better positioned to take advantage of new production cloud rollouts than PLUMgrid," says Larry Lang. "I'm proud to say we have a world- class organization in terms of people and technology, and we enthusiastically welcome Marty onboard to help us take PLUMgrid to the next level of business and product excellence."

Most recently, Bradford served as CFO at Quorum where he led finance, strategy and determining key metrics for the company's growing SaaS business. Previously, Marty was CFO at InMage Systems (acquired by Microsoft) and SeeCommerce (acquired by NCR/Teradata). In his spare time, Marty serves as board member for Above & Beyond Basketball, a nonprofit organization working with youths. Marty holds a degree in Business Economics from the University of Washington.

"PLUMgrid is the first company to address cloud networking problems with a comprehensive end-to-end solution," comments Marty Bradford. "The company has all the elements in place, so service providers and enterprises can quickly adopt public and private clouds at large scale, and keep them secure. I'm excited to join the company as it capitalizes on this huge market opportunity."

PLUMgrid provides production-ready, secure, comprehensive, and scalable SDN and NFV solutions delivering terabits of performance that scales across tens of thousands of workloads. As the most integrated SDN, the PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) supports OpenStack distributions from Mirantis, Rackspace, Red Hat, Ubuntu by Canonical in addition to community-based RDO and Ubuntu trunk. Deployed in more than 70 OpenStack clouds, PLUMgrid offers micro-segmentation through private virtual domains enabling traffic isolation, security and policy enforcements across tenants. PLUMgrid recently announced CloudApex, a breakthrough SDN visualization and monitoring platform which provides real-time health status and heatmaps of hypervisors, virtual network components and servers.

About PLUMgrid
PLUMgrid is the leader of secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure solutions for OpenStack clouds. PLUMgrid delivers industry leading software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions that enable modern data centers to connect tenants, applications and workloads efficiently across hypervisors, virtualized, container and bare metal architectures. PLUMgrid is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and is funded by venture capital and strategic investors. Visit www.plumgrid.com, read the PLUMgrid blog and follow the company on Twitter @PLUMgrid.

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