Early Adopter of Cloud Computing to Lead Growing Support Organization
IRVINE, CA – January 19, 2011 – Zumasys, a leading provider of cloud computing and infrastructure solutions to small-and-medium sized businesses, announced today that Kevin Fitzpatrick has joined the company as Director of Technical Support. Prior to joining Zumasys, Fitzpatrick enjoyed an 19-year career at San Diego based Roel Construction, most recently as the Director of Information Technology. Roel Construction was an early adopter of VMware and cloud computing and a long-term Zumasys customer before being acquired by Suffolk Construction Company in 2011.
“Kevin has a unique perspective as both an IT Manager and a business leader which we believe will benefit our customers,” said Paul Giobbi, President of Zumasys. “He personifies high-integrity and service and has already made a positive impact on the Zumasys customer experience.”
Giobbi added, “I am pleased that Kevin has taken over this important role at Zumasys. As our customer base continues to grow, we need a leader with the vision and values that can assist both our on-premise and Cloud customers, taking our support organization to the next level.”
Fitzpatrick joined Roel Construction in 1992 as a Project Engineer and was subsequently promoted to Project Manager and eventually to Director of Information Technology. He led all of the company’s technology initiatives; optimized and streamlined support processes; managed outside software development; and forecasted all necessary IT budgets and expenditures. Fitzpatrick consistently kept Roel on top of the technology curve by architecting and deploying the latest infrastructure technologies from Citrix, VMware, Packeteer, Salesforce CRM and ShoreTel. He won the Award of Excellence in Technology for use of Cloud Computing by Associated General Contractors of San Diego (AGCSD) in 2010. Fitzpatrick graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.
About the Zumasys Cloud Computing Solution
Instead of paying for dedicated servers to run core business applications, Zumasys’ cloud model allows customers to dynamically scale their applications on a multi-tenanted farm of servers running numerous virtual machines each. Because Zumasys is VMware vCloud® Powered, additional server and storage resources can be provisioned automatically by the customer through a powerful self service portal. Zumasys uses best of breed technologies from VMware, NetApp and Cisco; rental software licensing from Microsoft and others; and provides a personalized migration methodology which makes Cloud Computing viable and affordable for small to midsize businesses with 50-500 employees.
Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their applications and infrastructure to the Cloud. Customers access the latest software and hardware technologies for a simple and predictable monthly fee thus empowering them to focus on their core business instead of running IT. Having led the way in cloud computing for five years, Zumasys delivers personalized service, world-class reliability, integrated disaster recovery, and the confidence companies need to outsource their systems and applications. The company is a Microsoft Gold Partner and also works with Citrix Systems, VMware, NetApp, HP, Cisco, ShoreTel and SonicWALL to deliver leading edge technology solutions. Zumasys was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA. For more information, visit www.zumasys.com.
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