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Tokalabs Emerges From Stealth Mode to Add Industry Veteran as VP Sales & Marketing

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tokalabs, creators of Software Defined Labs, has officially emerged from stealth mode with the release of the LaunchStation family of lab resource management appliances. Operating as a division of Allied Telesis, Tokalabs is led by Keith Andrews, general manager and long-time veteran of the QA industry.

The Tokalabs story began in 2013 when Allied Telesis' QA/Test team struggled to keep up with an ever-filling queue of test cases that needed to be automated. With an excessive reliance on manual and repetitive processes, release cycles continued to slip beyond acceptable timeframes.

By 2014, Allied Telesis spent more time re-wiring, configuring and waiting for resources to be released than it actually did on development and test. By leveraging its expertise in networking and advances in virtualization and SDN, Allied Telesis was able to carve out a revolutionary way to manage network resources, making lab automation incredibly simple.

In early 2016, Allied Telesis decided to incubate a new business unit dedicated to perfecting their software defined network management and automation solutions for both lab and production environments and Tokalabs was officially born.

With the official launch to market, Tokalabs has hired industry veteran, Kalen Kimm, to lead sales and marketing. Kimm joins Tokalabs with 20 years of leadership experience at a variety of tech companies in the Silicon Valley. Most recently, he was part of the leadership team responsible for the expansion of LoadDynamiX (formerly SwiftTest), which subsequently merged with Virtual Instruments.

Taki Oshima, Founder and CEO of Allied Telesis, states, "The software defined space is a very exciting, growing market and we believe Tokalabs is poised to make a great impact with its Software Defined Labs technology. With Keith's vision and Kalen's ability to lead sales and marketing, we will quickly deliver a high value to our mutual customers."

About Tokalabs
Tokalabs, a division of Allied Telesis and creators of Software Defined Labs, provides a simple push-button approach to building and sharing network topologies and automated test beds unlike anything ever designed before. Tokalabs enables any lab team – R&D, QA, Support, Performance, DevOps, etc. – the ability to design, create, manage, and automate functions across any network device, be it physical, virtual, or cloud and regardless of vendor or supported management protocol. Whether it's automating simple device functions or full-scale network orchestration, Tokalabs enables customers to create Software Defined Labs that eliminates the pain and complexity of legacy processes.

About Allied Telesis, Inc.
For nearly 30 years, Allied Telesis has been delivering reliable, intelligent connectivity for everything from enterprise organizations to complex, critical infrastructure projects around the globe.

In a world moving toward Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, networks must evolve rapidly to meet new challenges. Allied Telesis smart technologies, such as Autonomous Management Framework (AMF) and Enterprise SDN, ensure that network evolution can keep pace, and deliver efficient and secure solutions for people, organizations, and "things"—both now and into the future.

Allied Telesis is universally recognized for innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs. Visit us online at alliedtelesis.com.

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