TUPELO, Miss., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Circadence Corporation, the global leader in the development of innovative enterprise performance technologies, announced today that it has appointed Kent Jackson as its Director of Technology at its Advanced Research and Development Facility in Tupelo, MS. Mr. Jackson is responsible for Circadence's software engineering and quality assurance teams, as well as overseeing development of Circadence's product roadmap to meet the sales' organization specifications and customer needs. Jackson joins Circadence from IBM in Atlanta, where he led teams developing Internet Security Systems (ISS) Proventia Endpoint Security solutions.
Jackson exemplifies Circadence's continuing commitment to growing its workforce, both in Mississippi and nationally. Since 2008, the Company has increased its workforce by 64%, with 10% of that already hired in 2010. Mississippi and the surrounding states have provided a substantial number of qualified employees who have helped the company realize increased value and product advances.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Kent to Circadence. We believe that he will bring tremendous leadership to our software development organization and help drive innovation in our product development," stated Michael J. Moniz, CEO of Circadence.
"I am thrilled to be part of the Circadence team. I've spent my 25-year career in the software development industry and I look forward to continuing that tradition by developing 'best of breed' enterprise optimization solutions," said Jackson.
A certified Project Manager, Jackson also has extensive experience with the full software development lifecycle, software process development/ISO, cross functional team formation and management, and software outsourcing management both on and offshore.
"With the release of new products targeting management platforms for centralizing virtualization environments and monitoring enterprise health, this is an exciting opportunity for Circadence to continue its leadership role in the commercial WAN optimization and virtualization markets. I look forward to guiding the development new solutions and products for the enterprise optimization industry," finished Jackson.
Circadence Corporation, founded in 1993 as VR-1, Inc., has its origins in the massive multi-user online simulations industry. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Circadence grew through several acquisitions, successful product launches and the formation of strategic partnerships including Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom, and Hewlett Packard. The Company's proven and patented Transport Morphing Protocol® (TMP), built into the Company's Web Assured Response Protocol (WARP) solution, provides WAN optimization through the efficient use of bandwidth, while providing additional data transport speed, reliability and consistency. Circadence's newest product line, Ascension™, offers universal management of physical and virtual machines within cloud computing environments for full enterprise management, performance and monitoring. For more information, please visit www.circadence.com.
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