Skytap Recognized as Top Cloud Computing Vendor

SEATTLE, WA – March 28, 2011 – Skytap, the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced it was named to the “100 Top Cloud Computing Vendors” list by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The comprehensive list features the most innovative vendors and solutions in cloud storage, security, apps, infrastructure, and platforms. This honor represents Skytap’s ninth award recognition in the last twelve months.

“This year’s “Top Cloud Computing Vendors” award is based on a cloud vendor’s approach to creating an innovative product, or an innovative approach to supporting solution providers in the IT channel,” said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director, CRN. “Specifically, these cloud vendors help resellers transform themselves into true service providers and help organizations and enterprises take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that leveraging cloud computing has to offer.”

Skytap is the leading cloud automation solution provider for enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and value added resellers. In particular, Skytap enables systems integrators and value added resellers to create unique and innovative cloud solutions quickly and cost effectively, and bring them to market successfully.

“As a leading migration software provider, Binary Tree sought a reliable cloud platform with which to provide customers and partners access to both training and proof-of-concept environments,” said Traci Blowers, director of alliances and business development. “Leveraging Skytap allowed Binary Tree to quickly, effectively and profitably support these strategic business development efforts.”

CSC, a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services, offers a self-service cloud solution for managing the entire application lifecycle using Skytap. After an extensive evaluation of market players, CSC chose Skytap because Skytap solutions are built on a scalable and reliable cloud platform that delivers self-service empowerment to functional users and visibility and control to IT professionals.

Skytap delivers simple, self-service solutions to customers so that they can create cloud-based environments for development, testing, migration and training projects. Leading global companies including Hewlett-Packard, Ellie Mae, Hargis Engineers, Sefas Innovation and Nuance Communications use Skytap to accelerate their transformation to the cloud while decreasing their cost of operations.

“Over 150 customers and partners have selected Skytap based on our proven cloud automation platform,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. “Through partnerships with companies like BinaryTree and CSC, we’ve demonstrated that our platform enables solution providers to bring new products to market quickly. Recognition by CRN as a cool cloud vendor acknowledges our continued success as one of the lead innovators within the cloud community.”

As one of the top cloud computing vendors, Skytap has launched many new innovative solution capabilities over the last year. Most recently, on the heels of the company’s recent oversubscribed $10 million Series C round of funding, Skytap announced a self-service hybrid cloud solution, which allows enterprise customers to configure hybrid cloud instances in as little as ten minutes. Contact Skytap to get a risk free, hands-on trial.

A sample of the list of the “100 Top Cloud Computing Vendors” can be viewed in the March 28 issue of CRN:

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