Cloud Cruiser Promotes Former HP Alliance Director

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Cloud Cruiser, which provides hybrid-cloud analytics software, has promoted Paul Tilston to vice president of strategic alliances.

Tilston takes on the task of overseeing all aspects of the company’s global partnership activities.Cloud Cruiser's Paul Tilston

“We are pleased to welcome Paul to Cloud Cruiser’s executive management team,” said Dave Zabrowski, co-founder and CEO of Cloud Cruiser. “Our strategic partnerships and alliances with many of the world’s largest cloud services providers are essential to the company’s continued success. With nearly 20 years of professional IT experience, Paul will play a critical role in cultivating and nurturing these alliances on a global scale.”   

Tilston joined the Cloud Cruiser team last year as a strategic account director. Before that, he was a global alliance director at HP, responsible for driving the relationship with the Technology Services Consulting division to sell all of HP Software offerings. That included perpetual licenses and software-as-a-service (SaaS)/cloud solutions.

“Cloud Cruiser has a proven track record of working with large successful organizations such as Microsoft, Cisco, HP and Amazon. This offers many lucrative win-win opportunities to not only serve our partners’ customer base but impact our own growth and scale,” said Tilston. “I look forward to extending Cloud Cruiser’s industry leadership, together with our strategic partners, as we continue to help enterprises optimize their cloud investments with consumption-based analytics for increased business value.”

Earlier this month, Cloud Cruiser unveiled CloudSmart-Now, which allows customers to track hybrid-cloud usage by user and costs with built-in analytics. It’s a set of out-of-the-box, pre-configured templates with built-in workflow to collect detailed usage and cost data from the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Windows Azure Pack (WAP), VMware and Openstack.

“In one single application,” the company says, “businesses quickly receive accurate, real time reports that help them identify IT waste, compare costs and forecast future demand.”

CloudSmart-Now is available to partners.

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