Enterprise Management Innovator Joins Univa UD Board of Directors, BMC CTO Tom Bishop Expands Leadership for Univa UD Board of Directors

Enterprise vetern, Tom Bishop, CTO of BMC Software, joins Univa UD's Board of Directors.

Lisle, IL, July 23, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Univa UD, a leading provider of software products for HPC systems management and data center environments, announced today that enterprise management veteran, Tom Bishop, Chief Technology Officer of BMC Software will join Univa UD’s Board of Directors.

Bishop joined BMC, a leading global provider of enterprise management solutions, in 2005 from VIEO, Inc., in Austin, Texas, where he served as Chief Technology Officer and was named one of the Top 25 CTOs by InfoWorld in 2004. While at VIEO, Bishop pioneered the architecture and design of an applications-focused, quality of service-oriented enterprise systems management solution.

“With Tom’s thought leadership and vision for the convergence of systems management, virtualization, and the dynamic datacenter, Univa UD can become an even bigger force within the marketplace. His network of technologists and professionals will help us build our business,” said Alex Brown, Vice President and General Manager of data center automation for Univa UD.

For more than 20 years, Tom has served in senior technology and strategy roles at leading organizations including UNIX International, Tandem Computers and CompuCare Management Systems. Bishop was an early employee of Tivoli Systems and rose quickly through the organization, serving first in key development roles before being named Chief Technology Officer and General Manager for IBM Tivoli’s Embedded Solutions business unit.

A well-known technology innovator, Bishop holds nine patents in fault tolerant computing and in leading the development of industry standards such as the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and POSIX.

“We are excited to utilize Tom’s knowledge to generate movement for Univa UD. We will use his support in evangelizing our vision to the broader community and marketplace,” says Jason Liu, chief executive officer of Univa UD.

In addition to Univa UD’s Board, Tom serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Symbiot, an Austin-based software startup.

About Univa UD
Univa UD is the leading provider of HPC systems management and data center automation software. Univa UD products simplify the complex nature of deploying and operating HPC and data center virtualization environments, saving customers time and resources while giving them confidence that their solution will perform as expected. Hundreds of market-leading companies come to Univa UD to build and operate their production infrastructures, from workgroup clusters to enterprise grids to dynamic data center application provisioning. With a focus on making business easier for our customers, Univa UD is advancing the vision and practice of HPC and data center virtualization. Visit us at www.univaud.com.

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