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Mezeo Software Appoints IT Hosting Industry Veteran Gray Hall Chairman of Board of Directors, Unveils Cloud Storage Solutions for IT Service Providers

Mezeo to set the standard for cloud storage platform software for IT service providers deploying cloud storage solutions

Houston, TX—March 10, 2009—Mezeo Software Corp., a Houston-based software developer of the leading deployable platform for cloud storage, today announced that Gray Hall has joined its board of directors as chairman of the board. Hall is a veteran of the hosting industry, having co-founded VeriCenter, Inc. in 1999 and serving as its president and CEO until its sale to SunGard Data Systems in 2007. During that period, Vericenter achieved 28 consecutive quarters of growth to $80 million in annual hosting revenue. Most recently, Gray was Executive-in-Residence at Fidelity Equity Partners, a $500 million middle-market buyout fund backed by Fidelity Investments.

“I am delighted to be joining the Mezeo team. The quality of Mezeo’s software platform is first rate and their strategy to target the IT hosting space with multiple cloud storage solutions is very timely,” said Hall. “Leading IT service providers are making strategic cloud storage decisions now and Mezeo’s deployable cloud storage platform provides options and capabilities that previously were not available to the industry.”

Hall’s appointment is a significant step in advancing Mezeo’s strategy of serving the needs of IT service providers with ready-to-deploy solutions, including:

  • Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform with Advanced Services, for deploying a Web services API based cloud storage offering;
  • Mezeo Access Cloud Storage, enabling new file storage managed services for dedicated hosting and virtual hosting customers; and
  • Mezeo SaaS Cloud Storage, providing easy integration for SaaS platforms needing to offer extended cloud storage capabilities to their users.
  • Mezeo Personal Cloud Storage, for delivering white-labeled online file storage services.

Mezeo announced its market entry in October 2008, with SoftLayer, Inc. as a Premier Hosting Partner for the Mezeo solutions. SoftLayer will begin offering new solutions based on the Mezeo platform this month. Cloud Storage solutions are also available from SoftLayer resellers, such as Managed Services Providers deploying new solutions utilizing the Mezeo platform hosted by SoftLayer.

“The entire Mezeo team is excited at the opportunity to work with Gray,” said Steve Lesem, president and CEO, Mezeo Software. “With our target market being the IT hosting industry, Gray brings significant value to us in every phase of developing our business.”

About Mezeo Software

Mezeo is the leading provider of a deployable platform for cloud storage that enables IT Hosting providers, Managed Service Providers, SaaS Providers, and converged Telcos to immediately monetize Storage as a Service. Our Cloud Storage Platform Solutions include Cloud Storage with Web services APIs, Access Cloud, SaaS Cloud and Personal Cloud Storage.  These solutions feature secure file storage, advanced file sharing and collaboration, content tagging and true anywhere access from an integrated Windows desktop, rich Web 2.0 browsers and iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile native client access. Mezeo is easy to deploy, highly scalable and highly secure, with well-designed APIs for platform extensibility. For more information go to

About SoftLayer Technologies

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit or call 866.398.7638.

Nathan Huey