Vello Systems announced two key hires: Alan McKee, VP – Engineering and Jeff Paine, VP – Marketing.
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.
Jeff Paine, Vice President of Marketing, has more than 20 years of experience as a high-tech marketing and business development executive. His previous assignments include pre-IPO Cisco Systems, New Zealand-based Endace (recently acquired by Emulex), Vividas and UTStarcom.
- Last month, Vello Systems confirmed that Pacnet is building a pan-Asia Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform using Vello’s Connectivity Exchange software and OpenStack from Mirantis. Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) will provide carriers and large enterprises with the ability to provision network bandwidth on-demand across the Pacnet undersea cable system. VellOS Connectivity Exchange also provides Pacnet with "intelligent overprovisioning." Vello said this ensures that expensive WAN links between countries and data centers are always fully utilized and monetized via software control of data flows associated with tiered SLAs.