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DevOps Pioneer Joins ScriptRock Advisory Board

ScriptRock Inc., the leading cloud-based configuration management platform for DevOps, today announced the addition of Kevin Behr to the company’s advisory board. Behr brings extensive DevOps, systems management and IT governance experience to the leadership team at ScriptRock and will work directly with ScriptRock’s leadership team to expand ScriptRock’s innovative solutions.

“We are honored to have Kevin Behr join our advisory board. As a respected authority in the industry, Kevin brings a unique combination of expertise in both the IT automation and DevOps fields. I am strongly confident he will help ScriptRock accelerate our leadership in the DevOps space,” commented Alan Sharp-Paul, ScriptRock co-Founder and co-CEO.

Behr has over 25 years of experience in business management, technology and thought leadership as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Operations Officer. In addition to his leadership roles in public and private companies, Behr also co-founded the IT Process Institute with Gene Kim, and served as its President for the first five years. Behr is the author of The Definitive Guide to IT Management in the Adaptive Enterprise (Hewlett-Packard), Managing Certificate Lifecycles (Verisign - Thawte), and the co-author of The Visible Ops Handbook and The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win. In his current role as Chief Science Officer of Assemblage Pointe / Praxis Flow, Kevin draws from science and engineering disciplines to consult CEOs, Boards of Directors and senior IT executives to rapidly increase fast value-flow, cultivate cultural transformation, and implement continuous improvement strategies.

“It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to serve ScriptRock as a senior strategic advisor,” comments Behr. “ScriptRock’s configuration management solutions are blazing a new trail in the transformation of DevOps in the enterprise. More importantly, ScriptRock’s leadership team have consistently demonstrated that they can help enterprises solve the IT blame game, and achieve agility despite the constraints of legacy systems. It is great that several of today’s leading enterprises rely on ScriptRock’s platform, GuardRail, to control the chaos by giving them the necessary visibility and control across their dynamic data centers. I accepted this role because I share ScriptRock’s mission, values and innovative ideas.”

Behr will work closely with the ScriptRock senior leadership team and serve as a strategic advisor for strategic, business and technical decisions. Behr continued; “In today’s landscape, it is not the big companies that win, it is the fast companies. ScriptRock is leading the charge in the DevOps movement by focusing on simplicity and collaboration to help bring ideas to market more quickly and with less risk. I strongly believe ScriptRock has the right team, technology and partners to help enterprises transform.”

About ScriptRock

ScriptRock helps enterprises rapidly deliver software without being burdened by configuration management, across internal or externally managed services. Our flagship product, GuardRail, simplifies configuration management so that businesses can focus on shipping features, not fixing configurations. Guardrail is the first and only on-demand, cloud-based configuration management platform that activates DevOps by providing IT enterprises with end-to-end visibility and control of their dynamic datacenter. The company is backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technology investor Peter Thiel with Valar Ventures, 500 Ventures, Starfish Ventures and Square Peg.



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