|Opsware CTO Selected Based on Achievements as IT Automation Visionary and Innovator of Data Center Markup Language (DCML) Standard|
Opsware Inc. (Nasdaq:OPSW), the leading provider of IT automation and utility computing software, today announced that its chief technology officer, Dr. Tim Howes, has been honored as one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs of 2005. Dr. Howes, who first appeared on the list in 2001, was selected by InfoWorld based on his leadership in defining and building IT automation solutions, and for his achievements as co-creator of DCML -- the first vendor-neutral data center standard dedicated to helping IT organizations realize the vision of utility computing.
"This year we are including Dr. Tim Howes in a select list of distinguished CTOs because of his outstanding role as a visionary in IT automation, and the contributions he has made to the community as co-creator of DCML," said Eric Knorr, executive editor at large for InfoWorld. "Howes clearly stood out among the hundreds of applicants we reviewed, as a leader driving the change towards greater IT efficiency."
In an interview with InfoWorld, Dr. Howes elaborated on the role of automation in realizing the vision of utility computing, where businesses can utilize (and pay for) just the computing services they need. "How do you take the explosion of IT complexity we've seen over the last few years and get it under control in an environment where you no longer can just throw money and people at the problem?" asks Dr. Howes. "It's way too complex to be managed manually. Automation is fast becoming an absolute necessity."
"InfoWorld's Top 25 CTO list is a who's who of technology, and I'm delighted to be included," said Dr. Tim Howes, CTO of Opsware. "The past year has marked a series of important milestones for both DCML and Opsware. The successful transition of DCML to the internationally recognized OASIS standards body fuels momentum of standards within the data center. And, Opsware's acquisition of network automation company, Rendition Networks, marks a dramatic expansion of the value that IT organizations can achieve through the automation of servers, applications and network devices. I am looking forward to an even more exciting year ahead."
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About Opsware Inc. (Nasdaq:OPSW)
Opsware Inc. is the world's leading IT automation and utility computing software company. The growth of the Internet is driving a shift from client/server computing to Web architecture. With this shift comes an overwhelming proliferation of servers, networking devices and applications, creating massive complexity that makes an automated IT model a necessity. Opsware automates the complete IT lifecycle and delivers utility computing by enabling IT to automatically provision, patch, configure, secure, change, scale, audit, recover, consolidate, migrate, and reallocate servers, network devices and applications. Over 280 of the world's largest companies, outsourcers and government agencies use Opsware to deliver this new, automated model of IT. For more information on Opsware Inc., please visit our Web site at www.opsware.com.
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