Infrastructure Technology Visionary Joins Ostrato as CTO

Industry: Computer Software/Services

Dale Wickizer to Drive Cloud Management Innovation

Sterling, VA (PRUnderground) November 6th, 2014

Ostrato, the developer of cloudSMTM, the easiest to use cloud management platform, today announced that Dale Wickizer will be joining the senior management team as Chief Technology Officer.  Dale starts November 10 and will be joining the technology team as they exhibit from November 11th-14th at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas.

“I am thrilled to have Dale Wickizer join us as CTO. He is a trusted advisor to enterprises, an expert in cloud computing and has decades of infrastructure experience”, said Jay Chapel, CEO of Ostrato. “Our entire team is looking forward to his leadership in driving our technology in 2015 and beyond.”

“As enterprises embrace cloud computing, many are struggling with the revolutionary change in leveraging infrastructure,” said Dale. “As a visionary cloud management platform provider, Ostrato’s cloudSM has set the standard for ease of use, great design and breadth of features. I’m very excited to join this visionary team and help innovate their technology even further.”

Register here to meet Dale at AWS re:Invent and to learn more about Ostrato.

Before joining Ostrato, Dale was the Chief Technology Officer of the U. S. Public Sector at NetApp, Inc. His responsibilities included setting future technology and product direction for the Public Sector group and managing key customer relationships. Before starting at NetApp, Dale was an Associate Partner and an IT Infrastructure Architect at Accenture, where he was responsible for helping Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies plan and execute IT transformations, data center consolidations, and rollouts of large enterprise applications and storage infrastructures, to help those companies reduce cost and be more competitive. Dale played a fundamental part in establishing strong alliances between Accenture and key storage vendors (such as EMC and NetApp), and was viewed across the firm as a storage expert.

Preceding his years at Accenture, Dale was a senior systems analyst for GRC International. He was involved in the design of high-resolution acquisition, tracking and pointing systems for the Strategic Defense Initiative. Also, as a contractor to NASA headquarters, he served as the Flight Operations Manager for the Earth Observing System and developed and built a desktop shuttle simulator for the Manned Space Flight Program. Before leaving GRC International, Dale gained IT experience by helping design their corporate-wide network and managing one of their data centers. Prior to his job at GRCI, Dale served in the U. S. Navy, working at Naval Reactors for Admiral Rickover, leading the design of fault tolerant reactor protection systems for nuclear submarines. Dale holds both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He also completed Reactor Design School at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory as part of his Navy training.

About Ostrato

Ostrato empowers IT with a single, integrated cloud management platform for governing hybrid cloud environments, while orchestrating with IT services and reducing costs. Ostrato cloudSM TM is designed specifically for enterprises that want an integrated approach to governing and managing their heterogeneous cloud services, whether they are public, private or hybrid.  The platform provides tools to ensure that the cloud is utilized to the best advantage across multiple groups and instances in terms of cost, performance, features, functionality and geographic location. More information can be found at

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About Ostrato

Ostrato’s cloudSM platform helps companies save time and money managing their complex and fast-growing applications and services in the cloud. cloudSM provides enterprises the visibility and control they need to optimize spend, reduce costs and govern user access across AWS, Azure, VMware, OpenStack and other providers. We do this by providing IT and DevOps with an integrated, self-service platform for provisioning and automating all public, private and hybrid cloud services. In addition, managed service providers (MSPs) can use cloudSM to create new revenue streams, differentiate their offerings and drive down internal costs to meet their customers’ growing demand for cloud consumption. Visit to learn more.

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