Mark Shirman Joins Cloud Silver Lining™ Board

Software Services Veteran Brings Wealth of Enterprise Software, Storage, Cloud and Executive Leadership Experience to Board of Directors

May 03, 2012, 10:00 ET from Cloud Silver Lining

CHICAGO and PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 3, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Silver Lining (CSL), an ITaaS company optimizing the delivery of Cloud-based Professional Services, Software Tools and Certification for enterprises, today announced Mark A. Shirman has joined the company's Board of Directors.  Shirman brings deep experience scaling early-stage software service and enterprise software companies into large, profitable businesses. Shirman will assist Cloud Silver Lining in its mission to help enterprise clients worldwide evolve their businesses using Cloud innovation.

Shirman has nearly 30 years of entrepreneurial experience building IT services companies. He recently became President of River Meadow, a provider of migration software. Before joining River Meadow, Shirman co-founded and served as CEO of GlassHouse Technologies.

"Mark brings tremendous skill and a keen understanding of the challenges faced by enterprise IT executives," said Bob Shinn, Senior Managing Partner and Founder, Cloud Silver Lining. "His experience leading GlassHouse and guiding many public and privately-held companies to growth, in addition to his influence in the investment and entrepreneurial communities, will be invaluable to CSL as we continue to grow, establish a global presence and form strategic partnerships."

Cloud Silver Lining works with a number of large financial services and enterprise clients to help realize the business value of Cloud innovation. CSL assesses client readiness for Cloud innovation using an analysis that looks at the seven core characteristics of Cloud: dynamic scalability, financial efficiency, holistic security and management, solution adaptability, multi-tenancy, accessibility and sustainability.

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Cloud Silver Lining (CSL) offers Cloud-focused Professional Services, Software Tools and Certification to enterprises worldwide. The company's consulting services help IT professionals deliver IT-as-a-Service to their enterprise users. The CSL Cloud Toolkit™, Cloud Assurance™ and Dashboard Intelligence™ products provide tools to simplify Cloud implementation and management. The Xertification™ program validates products as Cloud Compatible, services as Cloud enabling, and individuals as Cloud Ambassadors. CSL is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with offices in Providence, RI and the UK. More information can be found at


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