SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Sonoa Systems, Inc., an innovative provider of analytics, management and cloud governance solutions for APIs and cloud services, today announced that Sam Ramji will join Sonoa to lead product strategy and business development. In this role, Ramji will drive the vision and strategy for Sonoa's platforms, partnerships and product lines, while helping to scale business operations through continued growth. Ramji comes to Sonoa from Microsoft, where he was responsible for driving Microsoft's open source strategy as senior director of platform strategy.

Ramji brings over fifteen years of diverse experience in enterprise software, product development and open source community. Most recently, Ramji drove many of Microsoft's contributions to open source and the company's shift to embrace open source technologies like PHP. Ramji was also a leader in BEA's move into cross-platform initiatives as a founding member of the AquaLogic product team. Ramji has built large-scale enterprise and Web-scale applications, leading the Ofoto engineering team through its acquisition by Kodak.

"We are thrilled to have attracted a heavy hitter like Sam Ramji, and this underscores our commitment to driving innovation in the evolving space of API management and cloud computing," said Chet Kapoor, CEO of Sonoa Systems. "We currently help API developers and enterprises -- from leaders in media to finance -- open and enforce cloud security policies. Sam will be a great asset in developing the product vision as the company continues to grow."

"Sonoa is a leader in enabling companies to open their businesses to the cloud, and provides the essential tools to manage cloud APIs and services," said Sam Ramji, vice president of strategy at Sonoa. "The way companies do business is changing -- expanding and becoming more efficient through cloud services -- and Sonoa is positioned to shape the landscape of the cloud API economy. Additionally, I believe that open source and open standards will play a key role in enabling everyone to participate."

Prior to Sonoa, Ramji was the senior director of platform strategy at Microsoft and led open source strategy across the company. Ramji had previously served at Microsoft as director of emerging business for the Silicon Valley Campus, where he managed relationships with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Other experience includes leading technical product strategy at BEA Systems, engineering teams building large-scale applications on open source software at, as well as hands-on development of client, client-server and distributed applications on Unix, Windows and Macintosh at prior companies.

About Sonoa Systems

Sonoa provides analytics, management and governance solutions for APIs, feeds and cloud services. Sonoa customers include over 50 leading enterprise, SaaS and media companies. Leading customers such as MTV Networks, MySpace and Guardian Life Insurance use Sonoa to create new revenue channels, reduce costs and innovate faster. The company is based in Santa Clara, CA, privately held, and backed by leading investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners, Third Point Ventures and SAP Ventures. For more see

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