SEATTLE, WA—(Marketwire – April 6, 2010) – Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 reflects a company’s leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Skytap was singled out by the AlwaysOn editorial team with assistance from KPMG’s emerging business practice, KPMG VC Practice, and Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division. Companies were evaluated based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
Skytap and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on April 19, 2010, at Hewlett-Packard’s Worldwide Headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and debates on how the Internet is disrupting companies — from small businesses to large enterprises.
“Recognition as an OnDemand Top 100 company pays tribute to our exceptional team, tremendous market traction, and unwavering commitment to delivering innovative enterprise cloud computing solutions,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. “Skytap is a pioneer in cloud automation and it is a privilege to be handpicked out of a pool of hundreds of companies based on our industry leadership and contribution to this fast growing market.”
“As the digital information created by businesses continues to explode at astronomical rates, the need to store, manage, analyze, and share this information is becoming extremely challenging,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “We congratulate this year’s OnDemand 100 for providing the technology platforms and services needed to manage and leverage this new era of information complexity and overload.”
The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2010 list.
Skytap is a self-service cloud automation solution that empowers users with Web-based access to virtual data centers to run any enterprise application, while enabling IT to maintain complete control over security policies and usage. Skytap is ideal for dynamic workloads such as application development, testing, ERP migration, virtual training, and sales demonstrations. The Skytap Cloud can be securely connected to existing data centers through hybrid cloud technology, and can reduce costs by 50% or more.
A full list of all the OnDemand Top 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn Website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/.
To learn how you can be successful with hybrid clouds, please join Skytap and The 451 Group on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET for a Webinar titled, “Hybrid Clouds: Accelerating Enterprise Cloud Success.” To register for the Webinar, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/408205745.