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5nine Software Names Leading Microsoft Virtualization Expert Symon Perriman as VP of Business Development

CHICAGO, US: Jan. 28, 2015 5nine Software, the leading global Hyper-V virtualization management and security provider today announced the appointment of Symon Perriman to the position of Vice President, Business Development & Marketing. In this role, Mr. Perriman will be responsible for business development and global product marketing, helping to position the company as the industry’s leading Hyper-V management and security solutions provider.

In this new role, Mr. Perriman will develop the company's strategic direction, business opportunities, community initiatives, partnerships, and alliance ecosystems to enable 5nine Software to enter new markets worldwide. He will bring four years of experience designing high-availability and virtualization technologies for the Windows Server engineering team, which will help the company to provide optimized solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Server, System Center and Azure Pack. For the last four years Mr. Perriman led Microsoft's worldwide private cloud evangelism initiatives, and in this new role he will direct 5nine's global go-to-market strategy and strengthen the existing product positioning and messaging.

"With a solid background in engineering, evangelism, technical marketing, and product planning, Symon is an ideal candidate to further enable and empower our business connections," said Brian Zimmerman, 5nine Senior Vice President. "As nowadays enterprises heavily depend on a day-to day virtualization, the growing demand in powerful data protection and easy data management is evident. His incredible reputation in the virtualization industry will become an exact force to meet these expectations and drive this new demand for our Hyper-V management and security solutions."

With more than 12 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Mr. Perriman is an internationally recognized expert in virtualization, high-availability, disaster recovery, datacenter management, and cloud technologies. As Microsoft’s Senior Technical Evangelist and worldwide technical lead covering virtualization, infrastructure, management and cloud, he trained millions of IT Professionals, hosted the "Edge Show” weekly webcast, holds several patents and dozens of industry certifications, and in 2013 he co-authored "Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 for IT Professionals" (Microsoft Press). He graduated from Duke University with degrees in Computer Science, Economics and Film & Digital Studies.

"I'm passionate about Microsoft virtualization and datacenter management, so joining 5nine Software is a great opportunity," added Mr. Perriman. "5nine Software possesses the unique technology and vision to become a market leader in protecting and managing highly-virtualized datacenters. I'm eager to lead the company's business and partnership opportunities, and look forward to introducing 5nine to every Hyper-V customer worldwide."

About 5nine Software

5nine Software is the leading global Hyper-V virtualization management and security provider. It offers the first and only agentless security and management solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V. 5nine Software provides innovative, powerful and easy-to-use software designed to reduce costs, increase productivity and mitigate security risks. Today, 5nine Software helps more than 25,000 satisfied customers around the globe to reach the full potential of their virtual infrastructure.

Founded in 2009, 5nine Software is headquartered in Chicago. Additional offices are located in Boston, New Jersey and Europe.

Find out more by visiting www.5nine.com