Strategic Hires Strengthen Shadow-Soft

Open Source Software Company Growing Linux, Middleware & Cloud Solutions Capabilities


Recently we added some rockstar technical talent to the team to expand our Linux, Middleware and Cloud solutions capabilities. Here is the official press release:


Atlanta (July 16, 2013) – – Shadow-Soft, the open source systems integration experts, has hired Kevin O’Neal as Principal Solutions Architect and Matt Dugan as Middleware Solutions Architect. The hiring of the veteran IT experts advances Shadow-Soft’s open source integration strategy including Linux, middleware, and cloud solutions. 


“Shadow-Soft is growing around the cloud, which is the present and the future of corporate and government software solutions,” said James Chinn, Shadow-Soft CEO. “Our partners like Red Hat, JBoss and Puppet Labs are on the cutting edge of long-term, secure and efficient open source solutions. These hires ensure Shadow-Soft’s clients are ahead of the curve.”


With more than 18 years IT experience, O’Neal is a subject matter expert on emerging technologies in server, desktop, application consolidation and virtualization; with proven core experience with infrastructure projects, storage, networking, DR, migrations and deployments. O’Neal has been tasked with delivering long term strategic guidance to IT Executives, including enterprise level clients, on Data Center and Cloud-based technologies.


O’Neal has been a long time member of VMware’s exclusive Partner Technical Advisory Board (PTAB). He is also aligned with several teams at VMware and other partners, with product specializations in vSphere, View, XenDesktop, XenApp, NetApp, HP servers, Cisco Network Infrastructure, Cisco UCS and large virtualization projects.


Dugan supports sales efforts in the commercial and government sector. He began his career as an Engineer with BellSouth Telecommunications working in the electrical engineering and circuit planning centers spanning North Florida, Southern and Middle Georgia. Dugan has more than a decade of experience in application development, Java based middleware (JBoss, Weblogic and Websphere), PaaS,  Linux systems and full-stack web architecture. He is an avid technologist with a deep understanding of the design, development, deployment, and support of enterprise Java applications.  With a solid understanding of J2EE/Java EE and supporting technologies, Dugan’s experiences allow him to apply those technologies to solve real-world problems for Shadow-Soft customers.


About Shadow-Soft


At Shadow-Soft, we think it’s time you consider an open relationship – with your technology. Unlike the other guys, Shadow-Soft fully embraces all that open source systems integration has to offer – total technology freedom, innovation and less cost. Based in Atlanta, Shadow-Soft was formed to help enterprise and government clients realize the benefits of open source. Our expert Linux, middleware and cloud consultants can help your organization live open and save hard. Learn more by visiting


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