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TMCNet:  Appcore Appoints Michael Keen as New Chief Technology Officer

[February 12, 2013]

Appcore Appoints Michael Keen as New Chief Technology Officer

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Appcore®, global provider of the industry's only complete cloud computing automation platform, today announced the addition of Michael Keen to its executive team as the new Chief Technology Officer. Keen will be responsible for establishing the company's technical vision and executing all aspects of Appcore's product and software goals to deploy world class cloud technology.

"We find ourselves in a period of rapid evolution toward more agile, scalable and user-centric computing. Appcore is ideally positioned in this transformation with core strengths in automating the business of cloud computing. I am excited and energized to join this great company at the beginning of this next exciting chapter for the global technology industry," said Keen on his new position.

In his previous position as CTO of ASG Software, Keen was responsible for the execution of the company's go-to-market strategy for cloud computing. He served as the liaison to the analyst (Gartner, Forrester, EMA) community for cloud and facilitated application of lessons learned and best practices across engagements to minimize risk and maximize value to the customer. Keen worked closely with Area and Regional Vice Presidents of Sales, and Field Account Executives to build relationships and opportunities with key customers, and helped translate the ASG cloud computing vision into solution strategies for customers.

"We are very pleased to have Michael join our executive team. As Appcore continues our rapid growth domestically and internationally, Michael brings his experience as a seasoned world class technology executive to execute our company vision as we expand globally," said Appcore CEO Brian Donaghy.

Keen received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He served as the keynote speaker during the 2012 Southwest Florida Technology Partnership, and spoke at the 2012 Dell Think Tank event and 2012 BriForum.

For more information about Appcore cloud service solutions, visit www.appcore.com.

About AppcoreAppcore automates the business of cloud computing®Appcore delivers local cloud infrastructure for Enterprise Private Clouds and Service Provider Public Clouds. Appcore Onsite(TM) is a converged platform of architecture, automation, administration and appstore designed to be roll-in ready, accelerating the deployment and automating the operations of cloud environments. Appcore simplifies the complexity of cloud technology for data centers, telcos, software vendors and enterprises with flexible and scalable best practice solutions, backed by end- to-end management and support. Headquartered in Des Moines, IA with offices in Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore, Appcore delivers the business of cloud computing worldwide. In 2012, Appcore was named the fastest-growing company in mid-America by Five Elms Capital. www.appcore.com Appcore and the Appcore logo are trademarks of Appcore, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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