Skytap Cloud Recognized As 2011 Products Of The Year Winner

SEATTLE, Wash. – January 17, 2012Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that the Skytap Cloud was named a 2011 Products of the Year winner by TechTarget’s in the Virtualization Management category. For the second consecutive year, Skytap was recognized for its self-service simplicity, as well as the ability to allow customers to easily connect private infrastructure securely to the Skytap public cloud.

This recognition comes on the heels of a breakthrough year for Skytap, as the company accumulated several award wins in 2011, including being selected as a “Best of VMworld 2011” award winner in the public/hybrid cloud computing technologies category, and being named to the OnDemand 100 list of top private companies. In addition, Skytap recently announced that its customers have launched over one million virtual machines in the Skytap Cloud, a major milestone which highlights the accelerating adoption of hybrid cloud solutions as a secure, complementary extension to in-house IT infrastructure.

According to the award organizers, “Skytap makes cloud computing affordable and easy to use for even small implementations. The Skytap Hybrid Cloud self-service portal excels in the management area, because it lets users easily connect private virtual infrastructure with their VMs in the Skytap public cloud.”

“Skytap provides customers with the most innovative, intuitive hybrid cloud service offering in the market,” said Brett Goodwin, vice president of marketing and business development at Skytap. “The award recognition we’ve received to date, coupled with the rapid adoption and success of our customers, validates our market leadership in delivering an easy and secure way to create complex computing environments in the cloud.”

The winners of’s 2011 Products of the Year awards are products that stood apart from the pack and provided exceptional benefits for IT shops of all sizes.

The Products of the Year awards were presented by editors of TechTarget’s Data Center and Virtualization Media, and judged by the editorial staff in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. Winners were selected based on ease of integration into existing environments, functionality, innovation, manageability, performance and overall value.

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