Butterfly Software expands with new board appointments and new storage expertise

Butterfly software makes strategic board appointment of Malcolm Hopping and expands its product engineering and delivery teams with recruitment of storage specialists Fraser MacIntosh and Stuart Ridge.

Online PR News – 24-August-2011 – – Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK, 23rd August 2011: Butterfly Software, the intelligent analysis and data migration specialist, has made a strategic board appointment, Malcolm Hopping as CEO. The company has also expanded its product engineering and delivery teams with two high level recruits, storage specialists Fraser MacIntosh and Stuart Ridge.

Malcolm Hopping, previously non-executive chairman of Butterfly Software, takes over as CEO. Malcolm previously held executive and senior positions at Hitachi Data Systems, StorageTek and Network Systems Corporation. The directors of Butterfly have seen significant, fast expansion in the past twelve months and need experience at the helm to take the company to the next stage.

Fraser MacIntosh joins Butterfly as Backup Product Manager and subject matter expert for backup systems. Fraser has twelve years experience in financial services IT, having worked at Royal Bank of Scotland and Prudential Assurance as storage technical lead and design consultant respectively. Fraser was principle storage design engineer for one of the largest email archive systems in the world, has considerable VMware experience and has managed several migrations between backup software including Networker, NetBackup, Data Protector, TSM and Avamar.

Stuart Ridge joins as Delivery and Support Manager, responsible for directing and managing the Butterfly Analysis Engine Report (AER) production and all Butterfly Migration Engine deployments. Stuart’s focus is ensuring that quality and efficient services are delivered to all partners and customers, while providing a full range of support for the Butterfly product offerings. Stuart has over twenty-two years experience in the storage industry, working in senior global storage product management and architecture roles at JP Morgan Chase and Lloyds Bank.

“Butterfly is enjoying rapid growth and we are delighted to add the considerable experience of Fraser and Stuart to our team,” says Malcolm Hopping, Chief Executive Officer at Butterfly Software. “Their skill set supports our goal of delivering excellence in backup and storage analysis and migration solutions to our customers. David Jay and I will maximise our experience to ensure that Butterfly achieves the goal of becoming the leader in intelligent analysis and data migration. Butterfly is more than a technology company, it is a leading player in the field of innovative business solutions.”

About Butterfly Software
Butterfly Software is a global provider of innovative applications that help organisations discover, intelligently analyse and automatically migrate data centre hardware and software infrastructures. Butterfly frees organisations from the cost and risk of maintaining legacy storage and backup and recovery environments, allowing consolidation of all enterprise data onto the most efficient and effective strategic technology. Butterfly partners with major technology companies including IBM, Dell and HP and distributes globally via Arrow ECS. Visit www.butterflysoftware.net for further information on Butterfly Software.

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