Compellent is a provider of enterprise-class network storage solutions that are scalable, feature rich and designed to be easy to use and cost effective.
At AsiaFootPrint we first saw Compellent with a joint sale to the PGA Tout with Virtual Iron. Intrigued by Compellent’s fantastic data progression software we signed on in January 2010 with this already public company (CML on NYSE) to assist with acceleration of the business in the Asia Pacific and Japan region.
Compellent was acquired by Dell in December 2010 for $960m.
Stephen and Craig were asked to join Dell as full time employees to assist with the integration and the hiring of a first class sales team. We visited HQ in Round Rock TX multiple times and met with Dell’s founder and CEO Michael Dell for this very strategic and important acquisition. With great results across the region and a successful team in place the integration was done with the business thriving in 2012.
Akorri, Inc. provides cross-domain performance management software for the virtualized data center. The company’s products include BalancePoint, an agent-less management software, which is used by information technology operations and infrastructure managers, system/storage administrators, and application owners. Its BalancePoint offers a Cross-Domain Analysis technology that collects information from servers, storage, and infrastructure software, as well as automatically correlates application performance across these domains. The company’s BalancePoint also offers Application Fingerprinting technology, which profiles and characterizes application workloads, as well as and models how applications use various infrastructure resources in time; and Performance Dynamics Modeling technology that gives warning to potential application performance problems before they happen. It offers professional, assessment, and training services.
Akorri, Inc. was founded in 2005 and was based in Littleton, Massachusetts. Acquired by Netapp in January 2011 for cash. AsiaFootPrint represented Akorri in the APJ region to recruit and enable channel partners and acquire customer footprint in 2009 & 2010 providing excellent results for this VC backed startup.
Virtual Iron Software, Inc. provides enterprise-class software solutions for server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management. The company’s platform is used for server consolidation, rapid provisioning, business continuity, workload management, and policy-based automations. Its virtual iron platform consists of virtualization manager that provides a central place to control and automate virtual resources; and virtualization services, which are deployed automatically on bare-metal and industry-standard servers without requiring software installation or management. The virtual iron platform also includes open source virtualization, which is based on an open source hypervisor (Xen) derived from the open source community project. Its solutions are used for capacity management, virtual infrastructure management, and development and testing.
With many successful Virtual Iron installations in US,EMEA and Asia Virtual Iron was acquired by Orcale in May 2009. This was an IP acquisition and AsiaFootPrint completed its agreement inline with the legal entity close. Oracle has its own machine virtualization offering known as OVM.
AppZero software virtualizes Windows and UNIX server applications for rapid provisioning of services across a network, on any server, in the datacenter or in the cloud. AppZero pioneered the Virtual Application Appliance (VAA), which encapsulates an application with all of its dependencies – but without any operating system (OS) component. The result is server applications that are 100% portable leaving zero footprint with fast, near native performance. For enterprises and ISVs interested in the potential of pay-as-you-go-computing, AppZero provides a smooth on-ramp to the cloud, with low cost management and no cloud lock-in. AppZero makes it technically easy and economical to exploit cloud computing.
Founded in 2004 and still privately held Trigence rebranded to AppZero and has a successful worldwide customer base.
Ardence was a technology company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. On December 20, 2006, Citrix Systems Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Ardence.
Ardence is a software company that develops a Software-Streaming solution and an Embedded OEM Development Platform. The enterprise Software-Streaming solution delivers Microsoft Windows, SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux and Turbolinux operating systems along with all their applications on demand from networked storage.
Again AsiaFootPrint is part of a successful exit with this VC backed startup. Craig and Stephen stayed on at Citrix until May 2007 working on the transition of skills and knowledge in the field.
Softricity was a virtualization company that delivered software installed remotely, following users on-demand, enabling high productivity and reducing IT costs. The Softricity Desktop(TM), powered by the SoftGrid(R) Platform & Softricity ZeroTouch(TM), employed the company’s patented application virtualization, intelligent on-demand streaming and policy-based management technologies.
Softricity was acquired in July 2006. AsiaFootPrint worked with Microsoft attending events all around the APAC region and assisting with the integration through to December 2006.