Awards

ZeroStack Wins Status Award for Top Startup Cloud Company

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of the self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced that it has been named Top Startup Cloud Company in the Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 Stratus Awards. ZeroStack beat out dozens of other companies and was named in one of the 30 categories awarded because of its self-driving private cloud technology and application of machine learning to simplifying cloud management.

“Without a doubt, cloud is not only ‘here to stay’ but accelerating in virtually every aspect of business,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “The 30 companies we are recognizing are truly innovating how consumers and businesses alike are operating. We are honored and proud to reward these leaders in business.”

"ZeroStack works hard to push the envelope of private cloud technology by applying machine learning techniques to simplify digital transformation for our customers,” said Kamesh Pemmaraju, vice president of Product Management at ZeroStack. “We are delighted to have received this recognition for our efforts.”

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Wins "Fierce 15" Award from FierceWireless

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VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that FierceWireless, a publication from Questex, LLC, has named VeloCloud to its annual "Fierce 15" list of the year's most promising, privately held startups in the wireless space. 

FierceWireless (http://www.fiercewireless.com/) recognizes groundbreaking technology, advancements, improvements and contributions to the overall wireless community through the Fierce 15 awards program. 

Pivot3 Named to JMP Securities Super 60 List of the Hottest Privately Held Companies

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Pivot3, the technology leader of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for the software-defined datacenter, today announced it has been named to the Super 60 list of the hottest privately held companies in internet security, networking and storage by JMP Securities, a full-service investment bank. This marks the second consecutive year for Pivot3 to receive this recognition.

The JMP Securities Super 60 report (previously known as the Fast 50) recognizes private companies that are disrupting technology titans with strong operational foundations as well as sustainable technological differentiation.

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.