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  • 10 November 2015 13:13

World OpenStack Leader Aptira Appoints Australian Marketing Manager to Global Team

Rapidly-expanding Aptira names Jessica Field as its first Marketing Manager

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, November 10, 2015 – Australian managed hosting, public cloud infrastructure and enterprise private cloud solutions provider, Aptira, has appointed its first Marketing Manager to support its successful expansion and position as leader in the global OpenStack market.

Field will help Aptira to further identify and capitalise on industry opportunities as it continues to expand in existing and new geographies. Building upon its success as the leading provider of OpenStack in Asia-Pacific, Aptira recently opened its first European office and intends to extend the use of Open Source solutions in other markets, including the US.

In the past decade, Field has been heavily involved in the Australian IT industry, including nine years at hosting company, Anchor. Having completed her MBA in 2014, Field currently serves on two Boards of Directors: the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) and the Australian Open Source Industry Association (OSIA). She has also played a critical role in the organisation and operation of industry forums and events, including Port80, OpenStack, Magento and the Australian Web Awards.

“The OpenStack community is one of the most active and intelligent communities in which I have been involved,” said Field. “Organising industry meet-up groups has allowed me to meet some of the industry’s most talented Sysadmin, DevOps and Engineering professionals – from Senior Red Hat Engineers discussing OpenStack CI and NFV, to Software Engineers demonstrating how to build OpenStack distro using community puppet modules.”

“Over the past few years, I’ve witnessed the cloud market in Australia growing rapidly, and Aptira is at the forefront of this. I am fortunate to be joining a respected company that not only prides itself on providing a high level of service, but also delivering OpenStack education and training.”

“Jessica brings with her a wealth of marketing experience for this role," said Tristan Goode, Chief Executive Officer, Aptira. "This new position within our company is one which reflects our desire to grow and expand globally.”

Aptira’s success and reputation is the result of its high level of service, supported by the word of mouth from partners and customers. While the OpenStack market has seen some global consolidation in recent months, Aptira has continued to expand its business and gain further credibility.

About Aptira

Aptira is the leading provider of OpenStack in Asia-Pacific, providing cloud solutions and technology consultancy to meet the most demanding technology specifications for a wide range of organisations in telecommunications, media, finance, retail, utilities and government. With offices in Australia, India, Taiwan and Hungary, Aptira is a growing global business as its reputation for high quality services expands. As the founder and prime motivator of the OpenStack community in Australia and India, the company is committed to the idea that what it is doing for its customers today will be mainstream tomorrow. For more information, please visit aptira.com or follow Aptira on Twitter: @aptira.

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