Novell to Acquire Data Center Management Leader PlateSpin

Just wanted to send out (late) congratulations to a couple of friends and a really successful company.

Platespin (http://www.platespin.com/) based in Toronto is a 5 year old virtualization play that was sold to Novell for $205M recently. Success story’s and especially those that involve really good people and friends are always great to hear and to share. While at Open Text (http://www.opentext.com/) I worked with Efrem Ainsley, CFO of Platespin and Dan Budlovsky, Director of Finance at Platespin and it is no surprise to me that both these guys helped drive huge success at Platespin. Great guys who work hard and are really smart.

Congratulation to everyone involved at Platespin including VC’s Insight (from NewYork), Covington, Skylon and Four Quarters, well done.