CloudSigma Shortlisted for 2012 Cloud Awards Program

International Cloud Computing Awards Celebrate Excellence in the Field of Cloud Computing

Palo Alto, California – December 13, 2011 CloudSigma has been shortlisted in the inaugural 2012 Cloud Awards Program in the category of Best Cloud Infrastructure.

The Cloud Awards recognize and celebrate industry leaders and pioneers in the field of cloud computing. Categories include B2B Customer Strategy, Best Cloud Infrastructure, Data Innovation of the Year, Developer of the Year, Most Promising Start-Up, Best Platform as a Service, Security Innovation, Best Software as a Service and Web Services Excellence.

With a solution like CloudSigma’s SSD storage, however, companies have the ability to create a tiered storage system by staging critical application data and files on SSD, which effectively gets rid of the CPU wait time. This multi drive-to-server model significantly improves system performance, as eliminating CPU wait time results in better resource utilization and cost performance. Additionally, since SSD storage doesn’t have physical moving parts like magnetic storage solutions, it can handle the more random nature of I/O loads in public cloud environments, while sustaining a higher level of performance and without slowing down. This allows for significantly higher I/O bandwidth with lower, more stable data access latencies. To support today’s higher bandwidth and lower latency requirements, CloudSigma has already upgraded its cloud to 10GigE networking.

The cloud computing awards program is open internationally across the US and EMEA regions and accepts entries from organizations of any size.

Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson said, “We have seen a remarkable caliber of organizations enter the program and the Cloud Awards team is truly honored to judge them.

“Cloud computing has faced off many detractors. Some commentators have expressed concerns over security, scalability, and reliability. Now that we’re seeing consumer advertisements name-dropping ‘The Cloud,’ we know it’s here to stay. But, beyond the hype and buzz, what does cloud computing have to offer?

“The organizations that have taken part in the 2012 Cloud Awards program demonstrate exactly what cloud computing has to give. We’ve seen world-leading organizations spring up literally overnight to offer faster, more capable and cost-effective solutions than previously imagined. We’ve seen markets become so disrupted they’re unrecognizable. And we’ve seen all of this when the cloud computing industry is still in its infancy. We can’t wait to see what we get in our in-trays in 2012 and 2013, let alone 2025.”

Patrick Baillie, CloudSigma co-founder and CEO said, “We are honored to have been shortlisted in the Best Cloud Infrastructure category for the 2012 Cloud Awards. As cloud computing continues to advance and adoption escalates, more and more companies are recognizing the benefits of our uniquely flexible and customer-centric approach. Unlike traditional infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers, we remove restrictions on deployments and resource provisioning, giving customers the ability to shape their public cloud deployment in a way that is best suited to their organization. With this approach, we are effectively removing barriers to cloud adoption and the recognition from the Cloud Awards reinforces the importance of establishing such a customizable platform.”

Final winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.

The Cloud Awards (http://www.cloud-awards.com/) will return in 2012-13 for a fresh program seeking notable excellence in the field of cloud computing.
Full Shortlist:

B2B Customer Strategy
Apprenda
Mendix
Broadview Networks

Cloud Infrastructure
CloudSigma
Softlayer Technology
StrikeIron
ScaleXtrem

Data innovation of the year
Birst
Broadview Networks
StrikeIron

Developer of the year
Igor Sysoev – NGINX
Dermot Doherty – iSpaces IT

Most promising start-up
iSpaces IT
Zerto
Skydox

Best platform as a service
LiveOps
Mulesoft
Apprenda
Mendix

Security innovation of the year
Gemalto
Callidus Software

Best software as a service
Callidus Software
Birst
Broadview Networks

Web services excellence
StrikeIron
Skydox

About the Cloud Awards

The Cloud Awards is a premier international cloud computing awards program which recognizes and honours industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in the field of cloud computing. The inaugural awards, launched in June 2011, opened to large, small, established and start-up organizations, to find and celebrate the pioneers that will shape the future of the industry as we move into 2012 and beyond. Finalists were selected by a panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit http://www.cloud-awards.com/.

About CloudSigma
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as easily deploy any operating system or application with full root/administrative access. The result is the highest-performing cloud at the most efficient price possible.

With infrastructure in Interxion’s European Cloud Hubs and SwitchNap’s Las Vegas data center campus, CloudSigma selects the highest-quality facilities to support its innovative infrastructure. CloudSigma is increasingly being recognized for its advancement of the cloud IaaS industry and was chosen as one of Europe’s top 25 cloud companies in 2010. For more information, please visit www.CloudSigma.com or visit the company on Twitter @CloudSigma and Facebook or Google+.

Contact Details:

Cloud Awards
Larry Johnson
2012 Organizer
www.cloud-awards.com
larry@cloud-awards.com

CloudSigma
Meredith L. Eaton
March Communications
cloudsigma@marchpr.com
+1 617-960-9877
www.marchpr.com

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