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Vello Systems Names New VP - Engineering and VP - Marketing

Vello Expands Senior Management Team to Meet Increased Demand for Company's OpenFlow-Based Solutions and Rapid Growth in SDN Sector

MENLO PARK, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/04/13 -- Vello Systems, a leading provider of open, converged networking and software solutions and charter member of the Open Networking Foundation, today announced two recent additions to the senior management team: Alan McKee, VP - Engineering and Jeff Paine, VP - Marketing.

As VP of Engineering, Mr. McKee will help drive Vello's pioneering leadership in providing leading-edge enterprise networks that are open, application aware and software-defined.

Before joining Vello, McKee was Vice President of Engineering at Intelliden, where he led the product engineering efforts for Intelliden's award winning R-Series software suite. McKee helped guide Intelliden's successful acquisition by IBM Tivoli in 2010, where he stayed on to lead the network configuration products for the organization.

Prior to joining Intelliden, he led the Network Surveillance software development within British Telecommunication's Belfast, Northern Ireland engineering center. He also served as Director of Software Development for Nortel in Belfast, leading and managing the development of next-generation service management software for Nortel's Optical Portfolio. McKee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science with 1st Class honors from the University of Belfast.

Jeff Paine, Vice President of Marketing, has more than 20 years of experience as a high-tech marketing and business development executive. He began work in the networking industry in 1989, when he joined pre-IPO Cisco Systems as its initial marketing hire in preparation of the public offering. After six years at Cisco Jeff went on to hold a number of marketing, product management and business development executive roles at both start-ups and large companies in the networking and telecommunications industries. Most recently he was Vice President of Product Marketing for New Zealand-based Endace (recently acquired by Emulex). He has also served as Vice President, Global Marketing, for Vividas and Vice President of Strategic Marketing for UTStarcom. Jeff holds a BA degree in Communications from Brown University and an MA from the University of Texas at Austin.

"Alan and Jeff bring a wealth of systems and networking experience at what is a very exciting time for Vello. Customer interest in our new VellOS 7.0 platform, which liberates large-enterprise CIOs and their data center teams from the current constraints of enterprise networking architectures, is growing rapidly. We look forward to all of their contributions in securing these opportunities and maintaining our cutting edge product development and marketing efforts," said Karl May, chief executive officer, Vello Systems.

About Vello Systems
Vello Systems' unique application infrastructure software re-imagines how IT operational teams view and control the underlying networks used to implement business-critical services that run on top of them. By removing existing dependencies on the glacial R&D cycles of legacy networking hardware and replacing them with a proven cost-effective, open, standards-based software architecture, business agility, reliability and competitive advantage are all significantly enhanced by Vello across the entire IT estate. Vello's software solutions are built around the company's VellOS Linux distribution network operating system and integrate easily with leading IT solutions from companies such as EMC and Splunk. Vello also fully supports all validated third-party hardware and software ecosystem components that are part of a VellOS deployment. Vello solutions have been deployed with Fortune 500-class customers in mission-critical environments worldwide. For more information contact www.vellosystems.com.

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