Jennifer Heard, formerly of Microsoft, has recently joined Boston-based Turbonomic as the company's senior vice president of global strategic partners. In an interview with CRNtv, Heard discusses her focus on changing the way partners engage with the channel, specifically when it comes to the management of data centers.

Turbonomic is a 400-person cloud and virtualization software company featuring a product called VMTurbo Operations Manager. Its software is a self-managing, autonomic platform that assures peak performance of applications in the cloud.

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