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RapidScale Adds Former Edwards Lifesciences Sr. IT Manager, Jeff Richards, to Lead RapidScale’s Team of Cloud Engineers

RapidScale Adds Former Edwards Lifesciences Sr. IT Manager, Jeff Richards, to Lead RapidScale’s Team of Cloud Engineers

Mr. Richards brings 20 years of IT knowledge and leadership to RapidScale. 


Jeff R. headshot small[Irvine, CA:  January 13th, 2015] RapidScale, an innovative Cloud Service Provider, welcomes Jeff Richards who is poised to do great things at RapidScale. Mr. Richards’s role will be Cloud Delivery Manager reporting to the CTO.

Prior to joining RapidScale, Jeff Richards led a world-class team of engineers within Edwards Lifesciences, a multi-billion dollar heart-valve manufacturing company. His team was responsible for Global Infrastructure in 7 regional hubs and over 50 countries. His leadership and experience lies within the server, storage, virtualization, and cloud environments and brings an exceptional amount of knowledge to the RapidScale team. Mr. Richards began working in the IT field in the early 1990s when he founded and ran his own ISP (Internet Service Provider), Southwest Internet Services. Their primary focus was providing internet access and website design to individuals and organizations at a time when the Internet was just gaining popularity.

Mr. Richards says, “What attracted me to RapidScale was the phenomenal growth they have experienced over the last couple years, and the position they are in to gain significant market share with their cloud solutions and services offerings. I am very excited to be a part of this team and to help make an impact in such a rapidly growing company.”

RapidScale Co-Founder and CEO, Randy Jeter, says, “Investing in our engineering team is a core pillar to our success as we continue our growth. Mr. Richards will be a great addition to the leadership team and company as he has a passion and track record of winning in the IT space. His extensive IT knowledge and proven track record is a perfect fit for RapidScale. Mr. Richards brings a tremendous amount of knowledge, confidence, and leadership to an already great team of cloud engineers.”

RapidScale has established an advanced cloud computing solution that combines simplicity with ingenuity. Its products include CloudDesktop, an advanced virtual desktop solution, CloudServer, virtualization of servers, CloudRecovery, backup and failover for businesses of all sizes, CloudMail, Hosted Microsoft Exchange, and the all-in-one CloudOffice solution, which is a full suite of the RapidScale products in one convenient package.

RapidScale is able to virtualize, implement, and support 97 percent of business applications from a world-class infrastructure across North America. These apps are securely accessible for users in any location, and on any device with Internet access. RapidScale also offers a 100% uptime Service Level Agreement.

About RapidScale:

RapidScale, a cloud services innovator, delivers world‐class, secure, and reliable cloud computing solutions to companies of all sizes globally.  Their state of the art CloudOffice platform and market leading cloud solutions are the reason why RapidScale is the provider of choice for leading telecommunications providers, VARs, MSPs and agents throughout the United States.  RapidScale is not only delivering a service, but they’re innovating advanced solutions and applications for the cloud computing space.  Today, many of the top carriers, VARs, MSPs and master agents across the globe are selling RapidScale’s cloud solutions to their customers.  RapidScale’s market leading solutions include: CloudServer, CloudDesktop, CloudOffice, CloudMail, CloudRecovery, CloudApps and more. For more information on RapidScale visit www.rapidscale.net or blog here.

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