Press Release | January 17, 2012

Apprenda Snags Microsoft Cloud Leader Rakesh Malhotra for VP of Products

Provider of the world’s first fully productized PaaS software appoints ex-Microsoft executive to lead future product innovation

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y.–Jan 17, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Apprenda, the open Platform as a Service (PaaS) stack, today announced that Rakesh Malhotra has joined the company as its new vice president of products. At Apprenda, Malhotra will be responsible for leading and executing all phases of product definition and delivery in addition to driving key aspects of company product strategy.

“Rakesh has a successful track record of defining and building software and services for cloud and virtualization, and his passion for PaaS solutions ensures the success he will have at Apprenda as well,” said Sinclair Schuller, CEO of Apprenda. “He will be a welcome addition to the Apprenda executive management team, and we look forward to the expertise he brings to the company.”

Prior to joining Apprenda, Malhotra was at Microsoft for more than nine years where he most recently was principal group program manager for cloud and data center management and was among the one percent of employees nominated to Microsoft’s Corporate Leadership Bench Program. Previously, he was principal lead program manager for Microsoft’s Enterprise Storage Division. During his tenure at Microsoft, Malhotra helped found the cloud and virtualization group in 2005, built and managed a team of program managers to deliver System Center Virtual Machine Manager and assisted in promoting the company’s cloud technology platforms including Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure. Before Microsoft, Malhotra was a managing architect at MediaServ for its Enterprise Solutions Practice where he led the engineering team to build web-based IT systems for the financial industry.

“Not only is the technology Apprenda provides remarkable, but it’s the only company delivering a true fully productized PaaS solution,” said Malhotra. “The caliber of the management team and the excitement of customers attracted me to the company. After meeting with its executive team and learning about future plans, I was extremely confident with my decision to join the team. I’m eager to roll up my sleeves and get started and to work with some of the industry’s best talent.”

Malhotra received his bachelor of applied science in computer engineering from the University of Waterloo where he graduated with first class honors.

About Apprenda

Apprenda is an open Platform as a Service (PaaS) stack for .NET that enables any organization to transform existing infrastructure into a self-service cloud application platform. By decoupling applications from infrastructure and Developers from IT, Apprenda empowers organizations to achieve significant cost savings and faster time to market. For more information visit Apprenda’s website at: