Awards

Zadara Storage Chosen as a 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

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Red Herring has announced the winners of its Top 100 North America 2017 event, recognizing the continent's most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

The winners, celebrated at a special awards ceremony at the Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel, have been chosen from thousands of entrants, whittled down to hundreds making the trip to California. The ceremony, led by Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux, was preceded by two days of keynote speeches, discussions and finalist presentations.

Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy and market penetration. Winners ran the gamut of verticals, from fintech and marketing to security, IoT and many more.

VeloCloud SD-WAN Wins Gold in the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Award in SDN Category

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VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced thatNetwork Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN as the 2017 Gold Award winner in the 12th Annual IT World Awards® for the SDN category. 

This global award recognizes ongoing advances such as the innovative VeloCloud SD-WAN SDK and APIs, best-of-breed VeloCloud SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program, and progressive VeloCloud VNF Framework for technology partners. As the leader in SD-WAN, VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN is the choice for Enterprises and Service Providers around the world continuing to reiterate the value of genuine SD-WAN. 

Green Cloud Is A 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Winner

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Red Herring’s Top 100, a national award that recognizes the most promising private ventures, selected Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”) as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner on June 15 at a special awards ceremony in Los Angles.

Red Herring's editorial staff analyzed hundreds of companies and technologies, evaluating them on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, the DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and addressable market.
 

Zscaler Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant for Seventh Consecutive Year

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Zscaler
, the leading cloud security company, today announced it was named a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways. The report evaluates vendors on their "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision." This is the seventh consecutive year that Zscaler has been recognized as a Leader.

The market for Secure Web Gateway (SWG) solutions is traditionally characterized by legacy on-premises appliances, but as businesses increasingly look to securely transform from the old world of IT to the new world of cloud and mobility, it becomes apparent that security needs to move to the cloud as well.
 

UKCloud wins OpenStack Superuser Award

 
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UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has this week won the OpenStack Superuser Award at the OpenStack Summit in Boston. UKCloud is this year’s joint winner with Paddy Power Betfair. 

The OpenStack Superuser Awards launched in 2014 to recognise organisations that have used OpenStack to meaningfully improve their business while contributing back to the community. Previous winners include multi-billion pound global organisations such as AT&T, CERN, Comcast and NTT Group. UKCloud successfully competes with generalist hyperscale providers by delivering specialist features, such as comprehensive assurance, that are cost-effective and relevant to the UK public sector. The company works closely with a strategic partner, Red Hat, to innovate the OpenStack platform by developing industry-leading security features, including two-factor authentication, secure networking and IP whitelisting. The company’s OpenStack platform is optimised for cloud native applications requiring the elasticity of a genuine public cloud platform coupled with the unique layers of assurance, sovereignty and secure government connectivity inherent to the UKCloud service. 
 

Bluelock Rated as a Leader in Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service by Independent Research Firm

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Bluelock, provider of Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) for complex environments and sensitive data, is pleased to announce its rating as a leader in Forrester Research's The Forrester WaveTM: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q2 2017 report.

The report evaluates DRaaS vendors against current offering, strategy and market presence criteria to identify leaders in the space, detailing how each vendor fulfills the selected criteria. Bluelock received the highest score possible in 10 of these criteria, including data security, implementation and support.

2nd Watch Recognized by Industry Analyst Firm as a Leader in the Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers Market

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2nd Watch has been recognized by Gartner in its first-ever Magic Quadrant on public cloud infrastructure managed service providers. In the report, Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide (February 2017), Gartner positioned 2nd Watch in the Leaders quadrant for its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Founded in 2010, 2nd Watch was among the first audited AWS Managed Service Provider Partners. The firm has helped some of the world's biggest brands use AWS, including Crate & Barrel, Condé Nast, Coca-Cola North America, Lenovo, Motorola, SCOR and Yamaha, while earning AWS Competencies in Financial Services, Enterprise Migration, DevOps, Big Data, Marketing and Commerce, Life Sciences and SharePoint. 2nd Watch was also the first cloud-native managed service provider to earn SOC2 compliance. The firm is opening an East Coast Managed Cloud Services Center in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2017.
 

2nd Watch Earns Spot on CRN 2017 MSP500 List

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2nd Watch, the managed public cloud company, announces that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 2nd Watch to the 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. The distinction is the third CRN recognition for 2nd Watch, an original AWS Premier Consulting Partner, in the past year, including the 2016 Next-Gen 250 and the 2016 Emerging Vendors.

The MSP500 is CRN's annual list recognizing the top managed service providers in North America. The list is comprised of three groups: the Elite 150, enterprise-focused resellers with a significant managed service offering; the Pioneer 250, for providers with a business model heavily weighted toward managed services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing providers and resellers offering a significant managed security practice.
 

Liquidware Labs Honoured with Award From the Citrix User Group

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Liquidware Labs today announced that it has received a special sponsor award from the Citrix User Group Community (CUGC) in the inaugural CUGCY awards. The official announcement is located at https://www.mycugc.org/page/2016-cugcy-awards-sponsors.

The CUGCY member appreciation awards recognise specific members, groups and sponsors that have gone above and beyond at local meetings, webinars, blogs and forums that contribute to making CUGC a vibrant community. The awards' nomenclature was inspired by ESPN's ESPY awards.
 

Aerohive Networks' HiveManager NG Receives 2016 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award

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Aerohive Networks today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named HiveManager NG as a 2016 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award winner.

The Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award, presented by Cloud Computing Magazine, recognizes companies in two distinct categories, cloud-delivered security and cloud security, that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.

Aerohive's HiveManager NG is the leading enterprise-class cloud-enabled network management platform and is the latest version of Aerohive's cloud networking solution. HiveManager NG offers easy onboarding, streamlined user experience, and simplified troubleshooting.