Vyatta Expands Global Presence With Executive Leadership Appointment in EMEA

Networking Veteran Jon Arnold Named Managing Director to Fuel Adoption of Vyatta in Next Generation Networking and Cloud Projects

Oct 18, 2011, 04:37 ET from Vyatta

LONDON and BELMONT, Calif., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vyatta, the leader in software-based networking for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, announced the addition of networking industry sales veteran Jon Arnold as Managing Director of EMEA to capitalize on the company's growing market momentum. In addition to leading enterprise and service provider cloud engagements in the region, Mr. Arnold is responsible for managing Vyatta's growing distribution and channel partnerships.

Mr. Arnold brings more than 20 years of experience in the networking industry driving significant revenue growth and launching EMEA operations for a number of large networking-focused vendors. He served as Sales Director Northern Europe for Riverbed Technology where he launched the Northern European business and drove revenue from $0 to over $45 million in 5 years time.

"I'm pleased to be joining the Vyatta team and look forward to evangelizing the unique cloud security and network virtualization solution they've brought to market," Arnold said. "Vyatta solves the number one issue of cloud security with the only complete network OS available for all virtual and cloud platforms. Vyatta is clearly a key piece of enabling technology in the cloud and I see massive potential as enterprises in EMEA continue to embrace cloud computing."

Vyatta pioneered the decoupling of routing and security software from proprietary hardware, creating the industry's first and only platform-independent network operating system. The Vyatta Network OS enables system architects to secure and connect virtual, cloud or physical infrastructures while delivering the same elasticity, mobility, auto-provisioning and utility licensing benefits of the applications they support.

"EMEA presents enormous growth opportunity for Vyatta and we're excited to have a seasoned professional like Jon as part of our team to continue to build our worldwide presence," said Sheen Khoury, SVP of Field Operations at Vyatta. "Jon's background in networking technologies, thorough understanding of EMEA channels and existing relationship with Vyatta's EMEA distribution partner, Zycko Ltd. make him the ideal executive to spearhead the launch of our UK operations and expansion of our field team in EMEA."

Meet Jon Arnold and Sheen Khoury in the Zycko Booth at IP Expo, October 19-20, 2011 taking place at Earls Court 2, London.

About Vyatta

Vyatta is disrupting the networking industry by delivering a software-based network operating system that is portable to standard x86 hardware as well as common virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Vyatta software provides a complete enterprise-class routing and security suite capable of uniquely addressing the next-generation infrastructure requirements of flexibility, on-demand delivery and platform independence. Thousands of physical and virtual infrastructures around the world, from small enterprise to Fortune 500 customers, are connected and protected by Vyatta. For more information, please visit http://www.vyatta.com. Read Vyatta CEO Kelly Herrell's Blog "Opening The Networking Industry" and follow Vyatta on Twitter: @Vyatta.

Contact: Mo Mahmoud, Eastwick Communications, 408-470-4879, mmahmoud@eastwick.com

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