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Opsware Expands Euro Team

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- As a sign of its increasing presence in the European market, Opsware Inc. (NASDAQ: OPSW), the leading provider of Data Center Automation software, today announced it has appointed Colin Rowland as senior vice president for its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Rowland, who will report directly to Mark Cranney, executive vice president for field operations at Opsware, will oversee Opswares sales and business development for the region and help position the company to meet the increasing demand in Europe for its industry-leading Data Center Automation software.

“Colin is the ideal leader to take the helm for our fast-growing business in EMEA. His broad experience demonstrates excellent leadership all the way from the startup level to Fortune 50 giants,” Cranney said. “Colin has a history of building first-class sales organizations that deliver strong results. His track record shows an absolute commitment to providing genuine solutions to customers’ business problems, and I know he will carry that commitment forward to meet the needs of Opsware clients.”

“I’m thrilled to have joined the fastest-growing company in Data Center Automation and to have the opportunity to build on that leadership in Europe,” Rowland said. “Opsware’s software uniquely integrates change management, compliance, and process automation all in one, working across servers, networks and, later this year, storage. The need for this approach to automating the whole data center is especially keen in Europe, where the software is used to automate and enforce compliance with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards that so many IT organizations in Europe are adopting. Opsware has the only solution capable of automating end-to-end ITIL processes, making it the ideal choice for European IT organizations.”

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