Skytap Appoints Former Amazon Web Services and HP Executive as Vice President of Products

Tina Aarsvold

SEATTLE, WA, Jul 11Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that Brian White has been appointed as vice president of products. Building on experience from Amazon Web Services (AWS), HP, Opsware, Microsoft and IBM, Brian will be responsible for Skytap’s overall product strategy and product management. In his role, Brian will oversee the design and implementation of innovative product features to expand Skytap’s cloud automation capabilities for application development and test, sales demonstrations and training.

“Cloud computing is one of the most transformational technologies since the Internet, and I have long viewed Skytap as a frontrunner in the space,” said White. “Skytap’s easy to use, self-service interface enables enterprises to quickly move existing applications to the cloud in minutes without giving up visibility and cost control. Skytap customers are uniquely positioned to drive a new level of agility and cost reduction that the pay-for-use cloud model provides.”

Brian is a seasoned product executive with over 14 years of experience in the enterprise software industry. Prior to Skytap, Brian was director of developer resources for Amazon Web Services where he was responsible for development and operations of solutions that made it easier for developers to build, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud. Before AWS, Brian was vice president of products for iConclude through its acquisition by Opsware and then HP. At HP, he was responsible for product management and marketing for HP’s Operations Orchestration, Network Automation, HP Live Network and Change Control Management products. Brian has also held senior positions at Microsoft working on Visual Studio Team System and the IBM Rational ClearCase/ClearQuest product line.

“Brian has served in key roles at some of the technology industry’s top companies, and his appointment speaks volumes about the success Skytap has achieved over the last several years,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. “Automation plays a critical role in simplifying IT management, making Brian’s background a perfect fit with our company vision and product strategy. Skytap’s strong industry track record, coupled with Brian’s unique market insights, positions us for accelerated growth in a rapidly evolving industry.”