"Cloud computing is becoming the rule for enterprises," commented Bernard Golden, VP of Strategy, ActiveState. "Organizations across the gamut of industries, CPG, telecom, banking, medical, retail, they're ramping up cloud adoption. Those enterprises who leverage the cloud most effectively will continue to be first to market and game changers spawning entirely new types of applications made possible by a leading cloud. The Stackato solution provides the cloud governance and agility that enterprises require, alongside development, deployment and social monitoring tools for next generation innovation. ActiveState is well-positioned for continued growth. I look forward to being part of the ActiveState team and helping our customers leverage cost-savings, accelerate app deployment and innovate."
Prior to joining ActiveState, Bernard was Senior Director of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Solutions for Dell Cloud Manager. He joined Dell as a result of its acquisition of Enstratius where Bernard served as Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. Before joining Enstratius, he was founder and CEO for HyperStratus, a Silicon Valley cloud computing consultancy focused on application security, system architecture and design, TCO analysis, and project implementation.
Bernard also serves as the Cloud Computing Advisor for CIO Magazine. His blog, syndicated throughout IDG properties around the world, was named a "Top 50 Cloud Computing Blog" by Sys-Con Media. Bernard's writings on cloud computing have been published by the Harvard Business Review and The New York Times. He has written books on virtualization and cloud computing, including Virtualization For Dummies and Amazon Web Services For Dummies. Bernard co-authored Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing (Intel Press, 2011). He is a frequent speaker on the topic of cloud computing and has keynoted and presented at conferences around the world. Bernard has an MBA in Business and Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
"We are very pleased to welcome Bernard to our leadership team," said Bart Copeland, President and CEO, ActiveState. "Bernard possesses extensive experience helping CIOs mitigate IT challenges. His tremendous knowledge in cloud computing and experience with a vast array of cloud models makes him an incredible addition to our team, as we continue to grow and deliver immediate business value for our customers."
ActiveState believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. The Company is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges through our experience with enterprises, people and technology. ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState's end-to-end solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications written in Java, Perl, Python, Node.js, PHP, Tcl and other dynamic languages. Global customers like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens and Lockheed Martin trust ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance and reduce time to market. To learn more visit, ActiveState.com.