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Ariel Dan Appointed as New CEO of Cloudify


Platform Ltd.
, today announced the appointment of Ariel Dan as the
company's new CEO. Dan will begin his new role effective August 1st.

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Ariel Dan - New Cloudify CEO (Photo: Cloudify)

Ariel Dan - New Cloudify CEO (Photo: Cloudify)

Cloudify's Board issued the following statement: "Ariel Dan brings deep
experience in the cloud and SaaS industry, and comes with excellent
skills and experience to take Cloudify to its next phase of growth. With
his track record of roles across company functions, we trust Ariel to
deliver compelling insights as Cloudify evolves its product offerings to
support new technology and cloud-focused consumption models"

Ariel is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 16 years of sales, business
development and marketing management expertise. Prior to Cloudify, Ariel
led two companies to M&A, and has extensive experience in building
sustainable cloud & SaaS operations. With deep product & industry
knowledge, Ariel brings a strong business track record in international

"I am pleased to join Cloudify as CEO," says Dan. "I look forward to
working with the board and management team to deliver digital
transformation through deeply intelligent cloud automation. Cloudify is
uniquely positioned across industries to deliver on the promise of
next-generation technologies - from cloud to containers, networking and
much more, and I am excited to be taking leadership of the company at
this pivotal time."

Cloudify is built on delivering velocity and time to value, IT
operational efficiency, and sustainable cost management with its unique
automation-first approach. Cloudify has been the enabler for digital
transformation within some of the most prestigious blue chip companies.

Dan succeeds Zeev Bikowsky, who has been serving as Chief Executive
Officer for nearly a decade, and was the driving force behind
establishing GigaSpaces as a profitable company. In parallel, Zeev also
led and built the Cloudify team and best of breed product from the
ground up, as well as its growing customer base of Fortune 500
companies, and some of the largest financial services organizations and
telecoms selecting Cloudify, including: Proximus, Partner
Communications, ATOS, Telstra, F5, Sprint, as well as strategic
partnerships with leading technology vendors Intel, VMware, and
Microsoft. Zeev is wrapping up his tenure following the completion of
the successful
of Cloudify from GigaSpaces by appointing Ariel to take the
reins of Cloudify. "I have had the privilege of leading GigaSpaces and
Cloudify from visions to well-established companies," said Bikowsky. "I
am excited to now go on to pursue new endeavors, and expect Ariel to
continue driving the cross-industry momentum Cloudify has achieved to

Based in Herzliya, with staff in the US and EMEA, and engagements
worldwide, Cloudify is an award-winning, venture-backed company,
sweeping the Network Transformation Award for 2017, and funded by Intel
Capital, Claridge Israel, BRM Group, FTV Capital, and Formula Vision, as
well as additional private investors.

About Cloudify

Cloudify specializes in IT operations automation technology that manages
application and network services through open orchestration. The
company's Cloudify software enhances the velocity and reliability of
software deployment, lifecycle management and network functions in
cloud-native environments. Built and maintained by an open source
community, Cloudify is used by telecoms, internet service providers,
financial services firms, e-commerce companies and others for NFV
operations and cloud management & orchestration.

Cloudify is spearheading open standard initiatives in cloud management
and NFV
and is the leading orchestration provider behind the TOSCA
specification. Cloudify is a founding member of ONAP,
a consortium defining open source, next-generation network automation
standards, and an active member in OASIS and ETSI standard bodies. More

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