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SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/13 -- Power Assure®, Inc., the leading Software Defined Power solutions provider for data centers, today announced the appointment of enterprise software veteran Andrew Stickler to the position of vice president of engineering. Reporting directly to President and CEO Pete Malcolm, Andrew will lead Power Assure's worldwide engineering team and hold responsibility for all product delivery work for the company's entire product line, including its Software Defined Power solutions that further reduce the risk of outages by matching the IT application load level to the most reliable and cost effective source of power at any given time.

Power Assure also announced the opening of a UK Development Center in Taunton, Somerset. As a global company, Power Assure will be able to tap top software talent on both continents as it continues to advance its Software Defined Power solutions. Currently, the Power Assure Taunton office is run by Andrew and has a core team of eight engineers.

"Andrew is one of the software industry's most respected engineering leaders with tenure as vice president of software engineering at CA Technologies and pioneer of an open file / snapshot backup technology present in many millions of servers worldwide," said Malcolm. "Andrew's proven engineering expertise makes him a tremendous asset to Power Assure. The new UK Development Center under Andrew's direction demonstrates our objective to bring new innovations for data center efficiency to the market quickly by expanding our talent base regardless of location."

"I am very excited to join Power Assure at this period in the company's development," said Stickler. "Power Assure is positioned like no other vendor in the industry to help enterprises develop new ways to deliver dramatic improvements in service reliability and performance levels across the data center."

Andrew joined Power Assure from CA Technologies where he was vice president of software engineering. Andrew led the development of CA's data loss prevention product line for over thirteen years, from its inception at Orchestria Corporation in 2000, through CA's acquisition of the company in 2009. The mission critical solution was globally deployed by a wide range of Wall Street firms including Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and many others. From 1993 - 2000 Andrew led the development team responsible for the now industry standard Open File / Snapshot backup technology present in many millions of servers worldwide, first as principal architect at IQ International from 1993 until its acquisition by Cheyenne Software in 1996, through Cheyenne's acquisition by CA Technologies the following year, until joining Orchestria in 2000. Andrew holds a first class honors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds, England.

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About Power Assure (www.powerassure.com)
Power Assure is a leading developer of software-defined power solutions that mitigate data center power risk for large enterprises, government agencies and managed service providers; and add value to third party DCIM and application management suites through OEM and integration partnerships. Power Assure's patented Software Defined Power implementation brings together application monitoring, IT management, DCIM and power measurement, adding enterprise scale automation, analytics and market intelligence to produce the first truly integrated solution on the market. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, the company is privately held with funding from ABB Technology Ventures, Dominion Energy Technologies, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Good Energies, Point Judith Capital, and a grant from the Department of Energy. Power Assure partners include ABB, Cisco, Dell, IBM, In-Q-Tel, PARC, Raritan, UL and VMware.

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