SEATTLE, WA – March 20, 2012 – Skytap, the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that its Skytap Cloud offering was named the Commercial Product of the Year, as part of the Washington Technology Industry Association’s 17th annual Industry Achievement Awards (IAA). The awards honor those companies, products, and individuals in Washington State who exemplify the best in innovation and excellence in their respective categories. Winners were selected by a panel of judges comprised of more than 40 industry experts.
“Once again, there was a tremendous depth and breadth of technology innovation represented among the IAA applicants,” said Susan Sigl, president and CEO of the WTIA. “Our great state continues to be a place where passionate technologists can leverage the talent and resources here to achieve great success. A warm congratulations goes out to this year’s IAA winners.”
Skytap provides businesses with a fast, easy, and secure way to create complex computing environments in the cloud. Skytap Cloud is built for enterprise customers with the flexibility of a hybrid and public cloud, and is ideal for development and testing, online demos and virtual training workloads. Skytap users benefit from self-service access, on demand provisioning, and the ability to collaborate with their global teams. IT maintains full visibility and control over their cloud environments, users, and spend. Over one million virtual machines have been launched by Skytap Cloud customers to date.
“The Pacific Northwest is home to an abundance of leading technology innovators including Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing, which makes being named as a WTIA commercial product of the year winner particularly meaningful,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. “At Skytap, we have strived to establish ourselves as an innovator in the industry by offering our customers the cloud solution they need to increase business agility and boost productivity across teams, all while lowering operational costs.”
Skytap and the other WTIA Industry Achievement Award winners were honored at an awards banquet on Thursday, March 15th. For additional information on the 2012 winners, please visit http://www.washingtontechnology.org/iaa/.