Industry News Desk
Q-layer Expands Cloud Computing Operations Into the United States
Industry Veteran Matthew Powell Joins Company as President and Chief Executive Officer
Jul. 25, 2008 01:00 PM
Q-layer announced that it has expanded its operation into
the United States.
Founded in 2005 in Belgium,
the company has experienced great success in the European market with the Virtual Private Data
Center software targeted
at Service Providers. With the opening of the new office in Mountain View, CA,
Q-layer also announced the worldwide appointment of Matthew Powell to president
and chief executive officer. As President and CEO, Powell will provide
strategic direction and management as Q-layer continues to establish itself as
a high standing enabler of cloud computing.
"Matthew is a proven industry veteran with an
exceptional history of leading companies through high-growth stages, and we are
excited to bring his talents to Q-layer," commented Nicolas El Baze,
partner at Partech International, a current investor in Q-layer. "This is
an exciting time in IT, with the maturing of virtualization technologies and the
advent of true cloud computing. Matthew brings the necessary technology vision
and business expertise to capitalize on the market opportunity for Q-layer, as
it pursues its next phase of growth and innovation."
Powell has a history of developing new, innovative software
products, and he brings a wealth of high technology and business experience to
Q-layer. Powell was most recently CEO at Determina, a security and
vulnerability protection software company which was acquired by VMware in 2007.
Before joining Determina, Powell was President and CEO of Vernier Networks, and
Interim CEO at Siliquent Technologies. In addition, he was an Entrepreneur-In-
Residence (EIR) at both Greylock and Benchmark Capital, and was an early member
of Stratacom, acquired by Cisco.
"Having Matthew join the Q-layer team at this key stage
of the company's evolution is a clear vote of confidence from a top executive
in the industry," said Kristof De Spiegeleer, founder and chief technology
officer, Q-layer. "With this strategic appointment, Q-layer is well
positioned and poised to realize its market and growth objectives."
"I am delighted to join and lead the Q-layer team at
this exciting time in the IT industry," said Matthew Powell. "With
our team's extensive background in data center management, Q-layer is poised to
be a leader in enabling Next Generation data centers through software that
enables true cloud computing for both enterprises and service providers."