SEATTLE, WA – March 25, 2011 – Skytap, the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that the company was named to the AlwaysOn “OnDemand 100” list for the second year in a row. This award marks the eighth award for Skytap in the last twelve months. Inclusion on the OnDemand 100 list signifies leadership, game-changing approaches, and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and players. Skytap was recognized based on its innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
“As the digital information created by businesses continues to explode at astronomical rates, the need to store, manage, socialize, and share this information is becoming extremely challenging,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “By providing innovative technologies that help enterprises better compete in this new era of information complexity and move their data out into the cloud, the OnDemand 100 represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”
Skytap’s cloud automation solutions are used by companies of all sizes and for a variety of use cases including application development and test, application migration, online training and sales demos. Examples include:
- Ellie Mae, a leading provider of creative and effective solutions for mortgage lenders, utilizes Skytap to enable a more efficient and collaborative global development process and accelerate software delivery cycles.
- Deanne Harper, senior manager for Nuance Communications Speech University, moved existing classroom environments to Skytap cloud to provide better software training at a lower cost.
- Hargis Engineers, a leading mechanical and electrical engineering firm with clients including Microsoft, Nordstrom and Target, chose Skytap to provide an off-premise ‘warm’ back-up solution as part of its business continuity strategy, saving the company $100,000 each year.
Skytap appeals to these businesses because it delivers a feature-rich cloud solution that is easy to use, delivers rapid ROI, and provides pay-as-you go flexibility. Customers value Skytap’s ability to empower functional users with self-service simplicity while enabling IT and business users with a new level of control and visibility for managing cloud environments.
“Skytap has shown tremendous growth over the past year, gaining a strong leadership position in the cloud automation market,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. “We’ve built a proven, enterprise-ready solution that enables companies to accelerate their transformation to the cloud. Inclusion on the OnDemand 100 list for a second year in a row is particularly meaningful as it validates the hard work and dedication of our team, and our ability to provide the highest level of value in a competitive market.”
Skytap and the other OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on March 28th, 2011, at Hewlett-Packard’s Worldwide Headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.
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