Skytap Named a Global Leader in Cloud Computing

Stratus award logo 2023

Seattle, WA —September 20, 2023—The Business Intelligence Group today announced that it has awarded Skytap a 2023 Stratus Award for Cloud Computing in its annual business award program. The organization sought to identify the companies, products and people that are offering unique solutions that take advantage of cloud technologies. 

Skytap was recognized for its groundbreaking infrastructure-as-as-service that makes it possible to get business-critical applications out of the data center and into the cloud. The 2023 Stratus Award is testament to the fact that Skytap’s cloud environment offers organizations of all sizes the ability to unlock cloud scale, agility, and value-added native cloud services for specialized workloads without long, costly migration projects.

“Skytap is one of the leaders in the cloud, helping to develop the infrastructure we need to store and host the data and applications driving our society,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “We are so proud to recognize all of the winners in this year’s award program.”

Skytap’s business has accelerated throughout 2023 as it continues to experience growing enterprise demand for moving IBM Power systems to the cloud. One study from Panorama Data Insights estimates the global cloud computing market size is estimated to reach $211.47 billion in 2030. Furthermore, Gartner predicts that spending on public cloud services will exceed 45% of all enterprise IT spending by 2026. Skytap is now available in eight Azure regions worldwide and seven IBM Cloud regions with expansion planned for 2024.

“We’re thrilled to be named a global leader in cloud computing by the Business Intelligence Group,” said Lee Jiles, Skytap SVP of Sales and Marketing. “This recognition is testament to our game-changing cloud capabilities as an unprecedented number of enterprises look to migrate and run specialized workloads in the public cloud.”

About Skytap

Skytap is a cloud service purpose-built to natively run traditional systems in Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. As the leading cloud service to support AIX, IBM i, and Linux on IBM Power together with x86, Skytap makes it easy to evolve specialized workloads by rapidly migrating them to the cloud. Enterprises around the world like IBM, Honeywell, CA Technologies, and Okta use Skytap for production workloads, disaster recovery, virtual labs for training, sales demos and POCs, and application development. Skytap’s cloud environment simplifies management, reduces IT costs, speeds up application development, and allows organizations of all sizes to modernize at the pace of their business. Learn more at

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

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