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CloudSigma Shortlisted for the 2013-14 Cloud Awards Program

CloudSigma's Advanced Hybrid Cloud Offering Recognized for its Industry-First Private Patching and Secure Data Access

Zurich, Switzerland - December 23, 2013 - CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, has been shortlisted in the 2013-2014 Cloud Awards Program, marking the third consecutive year that the company has been acknowledged for its customer-centric public cloud platform. Honored as a finalist in the Best Hybrid Cloud Solution category, CloudSigma is being recognized for its hybrid hosting offering, which grants customers all the flexibility, scalability and accessibility of a public cloud without the security concerns.

CloudSigma's hybrid hosting capabilities are enabled by transparent private patching technology that eliminates the need for data to traverse over public IP connectivity. As such, sensitive company information is not only safe from cyber-attacks, data leakage and malicious hacking, but can be accessed quickly and efficiently in the event of downtime or disaster. In conjunction with CloudSigma's open platform, which poses no deployment restrictions, CloudSigma's public cloud has truly become an extension of customers' on premise environments, enabling a seamless hybrid experience.

CloudSigma CEO and co-founder Robert Jenkins commented, "Being recognized by the Cloud Awards for our innovation in the hybrid cloud market further validates the advances we've made in combining the best of both public and private cloud environments. And, we will continue our mission to offer our customers a next-generation public cloud platform that's able to meet the most complex compute demands for industries ranging from media and entertainment to research science and financial services, and beyond."

Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson said, "Every year, we think we must have met the ceiling on how high the standard of entries will get. Every year those expectations are smashed, as a new wave of Cloud pioneers and innovators shows us their successes - and more importantly, their drive for success. Cloud technologies are like no other, showing a remarkable ability to act as a catalyst for scalable, intuitive, hardworking solutions for business and modern life. We are lucky enough to be able to showcase some of the brightest and best.

"We're seeing entries from Europe and the UK, from Canada, from the Middle East - and they're matching pace with US offerings. It's always sad for those who can't make the final shortlist, even after splitting awards into geographic regions where necessary, but I can say that every single entry would have been worthy of a place in the final list. We have no idea what the 2014-15 Cloud Awards program will bring next year, but it looks like the only way is up."

Final winners will be announced on Tuesday 28 January 2014 and the Cloud Awards will return in 2014-15 for a fresh awards program seeking excellence in cloud computing.

Full Shortlist

Best Cloud Infrastructure

  • JobDiva
  • Voxeo
  • CloudByte
  • DocuSign
  • Abacus Group LLC
  • Strikeiron
  • Cbeyond
  • DOSarrest Internet Security

Best Platform as a Service / Cloud Middleware

  • MessageSolution, Inc
  • DocuSign
  • Abacus Group, LLC
  • OpenShift by Red Hat
  • Eccentex
  • MuleSoft
  • VASCO Data Security
  • Mendix, Inc

B2B Customer Strategy

  • Panasonic / Marketo
  • TechQuarters
  • Identified
  • Cbeyond, Inc.
  • Unitrends
  • TOA Technologies
  • TeamSupport.com

Security Innovation of the Year

  • Accellion
  • Intralinks
  • CloudPassage
  • HOB GmbH & Co KG
  • PerspecSys, Inc.
  • AccelOps
  • Prolexic Technologies
  • Zscaler
  • Duo Security

Best Cloud Consultancy or Systems Integrator

  • Appirio
  • Simplion Technologies India Private Ltd.
  • TechQuarters
  • 2nd Watch
  • Idealist Consulting
  • Blue Wolf Group LLC

Best Cloud Payment, Chargeback or Billing Solution

  • PEX Card
  • Magnaquest Technologies Ltd
  • Ensim Corporation

Best Cloud Business Intelligence or Analytics Solution

  • Anaplan
  • Identified
  • FirstRain
  • InsightSquared
  • Glassbeam
  • Birst
  • Alteryx Inc
  • XRS Corporation

Best Cloud Hosting Provider

  • FireHost
  • MessageSolution, Inc
  • Abacus Group LLC
  • GreenQloud
  • AirWatch
  • iWeb
  • Infinitely Virtual
  • PEER 1 Hosting

Most Innovative Use of "Big Data in the Cloud"

  • Identified
  • MapR Technologies

"Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution

  • AppFolio
  • MyMusicCloud
  • Cbeyond, Inc
  • Workshare
  • ServiceMax
  • Broadview Networks
  • Brainshark, Inc
  • Citrix / Citrix Sharefile
  • HOB GmbH & Co KG
  • MyCase
  • Perfecto Mobile, Inc
  • AirWatch

Best Software as a Service (US)

  • ShopVisible, LLC
  • QuickSchools School Management System
  • Cvent Inc
  • Securimate
  • iCIMS, Inc
  • NetSuite, Inc
  • Talent Rover
  • Citrix Podio
  • etfile
  • Protech Associates, Inc
  • RiverMeadow Software

Best Software as a Service (outside US)

  • BeGlobal - SDL (UK)
  • HRBoss (Singapore)
  • ECmanaged (Spain)
  • Xero (NZ, Aus, US, UK)
  • Workshare (UK)

Data Innovation of the Year

  • Identified
  • DocuSign
  • StrikeIron
  • MuleSoft

Best Cloud Accounting/Payroll/HR Solution

  • SurePayroll Inc
  • Thomsons Online Benefits
  • FinancialForce.com

Best Hybrid Cloud Solution

  • Voxeo, an Aspect company
  • University of Derby, UK
  • TechQuarters
  • Quorum
  • CloudSigma
  • iWeb
  • Radware, Inc

Cloud CRM Solution of the Year

  • Enrollment Rx
  • Veeva Systems
  • NetSuite, Inc

Best Cloud Reseller / Reseller Program

  • NetSuite, Inc
  • Infinitely Virtual
  • CloudByte
  • PEER 1 Hosting

Most Promising Start-Up

  • ITinvolve
  • UberConference
  • Contract Room, Inc
  • Identified
  • Talent Rover
  • GreenQloud
  • 360incentives

Cloud ITSM (IT Service Management) Solution of the Year

  • SysAid Technologies
  • FrontRange HEAT
  • Supportworks - myservicedesk.com

Best Cloud Automation Solution

  • Juju - Canonical / Ubuntu
  • QualiSystems
  • Ensim Corporation

Web Services Excellence

  • StrikeIron
  • GreenQloud
  • UberConference

About the Cloud Awards
The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2014 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit www.cloud-awards.com.

About CloudSigma
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider that's enabling the digital industrial economy through its highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as extend private networks out of existing infrastructure and elastically into CloudSigma's IaaS cloud to create easy to manage and transparent hybrid cloud solutions. For more information, please visit www.cloudsigma.com or find the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

CloudSigma Press Contact
Meredith L. Eaton
March Communications
+1 617-960-9877
cloudsigma@marchpr.com

Cloud Awards Contact
Larry Johnson - 2013-14 organizer
www.cloud-awards.com
larry@cloud-awards.com

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