Promotion Rounds Out New Leadership Team

Duane Barnes

[IRVINE, CA: February 21st, 2017] RapidScale, a leader in managed cloud services, announces the promotion of Duane Barnes to Senior Vice President, Cloud Engineering. Duane will be responsible for leading the Engineering, Architecture, Support, Solutions Engineering, and Project Management teams globally.

RapidScale Chief Technology Officer, William Hiatt, says “I am thrilled to have Duane take on this elevated role within our company. As we have continued our global expansion, it is crucial we keep investing in our people. I look forward to Duane’s positive contributions to our partners, clients, and the RapidScale team.”

Prior to this appointment, Duane was responsible for leading RapidScale’s Solutions Engineering team, architecting complex cloud computing solutions, and providing product marketing support to the Sales and Executive teams as Director of Solutions Engineering.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to take on such an important role in the company. I am very much looking forward to developing and growing our talented team across all disciplines in the coming months and years,” says Duane.

Duane joined the team in 2016 from Intelisys, a ScanSource company and the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor, as a Cloud Specialist. There he was instrumental in educating sales partners on solving technology and/or business problems with cloud solutions for their clients. Before Intelisys, Duane also held positions as Vice President of Presales and Professional Services at Open-Xchange, and Director of Solutions Engineering at TierPoint (formerly Hosted Solutions).

Duane holds numerous industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, CompTIA, HP, and EMC.

About RapidScale

RapidScale, a managed cloud services provider, delivers world-class, secure, and reliable cloud computing solutions to companies of all sizes across the globe. Its state-of-the-art managed CloudDesktop platform and market-leading cloud solutions are the reasons why RapidScale is the provider of choice for leading MSOs, VARs, MSPs, Carriers and Master Agents throughout the United States. RapidScale is not only delivering a service but also innovating advanced solutions and applications for the cloud computing space. RapidScale’s innovative solutions include CloudServer, CloudDesktop, CloudOffice, CloudRecovery, CloudApps, and more. For more information on RapidScale, visit

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