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Sirius, the acclaimed open source System Integrator, names Andrew Savory as Chief Technology Officer and lays out his open source vision.

Sirius is unique in providing genuine 24/365 managed services and support for open source software to both Government and Private Sector enterprises. New CTO Andrew Savory takes responsibility for leading the team of expert architects and engineers. A long-standing open source developer and member of the Apache Software Foundation as well as business leader, Andrew has run a number of companies delivering open source services throughout the UK and Europe. Most recently he provided the guidance and oversight on open source development for major OEMs and network operators, as well as managing infrastructure for a global platform engineering initiative.

"Sirius is a company who's time has come" says Andrew "the world now accepts open source as 'business-as-usual', and 'business-as-usual' means managed services and support. Sirius is unique in providing exactly what the worldwide shift to open source needs now - all-inclusive support with thier stress-free technology approach".

Mark Taylor, Sirius CEO and well-known advocate of open source in the Public and Private sectors emphasises what Andrew is bringing to the company - "Sirius is already great, this is about taking us to the next level. We are well known for our core competencies in enterprise infrastructure; the open source database PostgreSQL; directory services such as OpenLDAP and Shibboleth; as well as other critical infrastructure components. Andrew has rapidly expanded our depth and breadth of support with new offerings around search technologies Apache Lucene and Apache Solr, telephony and pbx technologies like Asterisk, and major offerings in virtualisation around KVM and OpenStack."

An early initiative from Andrew is a series of open source Showcases and Open Days. Each focuses on a specific technology area, laying out the uses and benefits to businesses seeking the competitive advantages of open source, with case studies, talks by end-users, demonstrations and briefings. The first Open Day focuses on Open Source Identity Management and is being held at Sirius' canal-side campus in sunny Surrey on Friday 1st June 2012.

Andrew has a BSc in Applied Computing from University of East Anglia, where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow for his assistance in delivering open source research projects. As well as his Apache Software Foundation membership, he is an advisory committee member of OSS Watch, and a SIG Champion for Cambridge Wireless.

About Sirius Corporation

Sirius is a leading open source solutions provider with 15 years’ experience supporting mission critical enterprise applications and infrastructure. Our consultants, business analysts, IT architects and support engineers work with blue-chip multi-nationals, central and local government agencies, SMEs and start-ups to identify, deploy and manage feature-rich and stable open source solutions. For more information go to For interviews contact Maz Khan on 0870 608 0063 or email

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