PR Newswire | March 19, 2014

Apprenda Hires Former Gartner Analyst Chris Gaun to Drive Strategic Product Marketing

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Apprenda, the leader in enterprise Platform as-a-Service (PaaS), today announced that former Gartner analyst Chris Gaun has joined the company as senior product marketing manager. Gaun will be responsible for driving product messaging and customer and technology centric positioning and research.

During his time at Gartner, Gaun advised enterprise clients and authored research to help organizations determine the best strategies for running mission-critical workloads in the cloud.  A highly regarded expert in cloud and scientific computing, Gaun recently hosted one of the most well-attended webinars in Gartner history entitled “Which Cloud Provider Fits Our Needs Best? Public IaaS Comparison.” Apprenda’s record growth and seasoned management team, along with a strong list of enterprise customers that includes JPMorgan Chase and McKesson, captured Gaun’s attention and interest early on.

“Apprenda’s success among the enterprise is unrivaled in the PaaS market,” said Gaun. “The amazing industry response to the launch of Apprenda 5.0, paired with the strong business validation of the company’s recent $16 million Series C funding raise, reiterated to me that Apprenda will continue to win in this market. I’m looking forward to helping this high-caliber team drive increased awareness for Apprenda’s comprehensive, enterprise-grade PaaS offering.”

Gaun joined Gartner through the firm’s acquisition of IDEAS International in August 2012 and brings nearly a decade of IT experience to Apprenda. While at IDEAS, Gaun created a widely-adopted TCO calculator which measured cloud costs and helped customers determine which IaaS offering best fit their needs. Gaun began his career in quantitative finance and physics after earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physics.

“Chris Gaun’s deep understanding of the market landscape and enterprise customer needs are a tremendous asset to Apprenda,” said Sinclair Schuller, CEO of Apprenda.  “His rigorous approach to research and analysis will also be valuable as we continue to deliver the most comprehensive, data driven and strategic insights to our customers through marketing.”

About Apprenda

Apprenda is the leading enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) powering the next generation of enterprise software development in public, private and hybrid clouds. As a foundational software layer and application run-time environment, Apprenda abstracts away the complexities of building and delivering modern software applications, enabling enterprises to turn ideas into innovations faster. With Apprenda, enterprises can securely deliver an entire ecosystem of data, services, applications and APIs to both internal and external customers across any infrastructure. From the world’s largest banks like JPMorgan Chase to healthcare organizations including AmerisourceBergen, Apprenda’s clients are part of a new class of software-defined enterprises, disrupting industries and winning with software. For more information, visit Apprenda at www.apprenda.com.

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