Press Release: CloudVelox Named as Big 50 Startup to Watch in 2016

June 28, 2016 James Kessinger

CloudVelox Named to the Big 50 2016, Startup50.com’s Report on the Top Startups in Tech

 

Company’s Software Allows Complex Data-Center Workloads to Leverage AWS for Increased Cloud Migration and Recovery Confidence, Productivity and IT Resilience

 

Santa Clara, Calif. – June 28, 2016 – CloudVelox, a pioneer in cloud automation and orchestration software, today announced it has earned a spot in Startup50’s Big 50-2016 report, Jeff Vance’s annual roundup of the top tech startups to watch in the coming year. CloudVelox software automates and orchestrates many of the manual tasks required to migrate complex app environments to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud migration, cloud recovery or cloud Dev/Test. Over the course of the next few weeks, Startup50 will exclusively feature startups that have fought their way past numerous challenges to earn a spot in the Final 50.

Many enterprises are looking to AWS to enhance agility and scalability of their infrastructure and reduce capital costs. CloudVelox’s application blueprint-based approach reduces human errors and the resources and expertise typically required to deploy existing apps into the cloud.

 

By Forrester’s estimate, the cost of public cloud is relatively small compared to the much larger cost of labor involved, which accounts for over 50 percent of total migration costs1.  CloudVelox software allows users to deploy an entire application (storage, networking and security) into the cloud in a single wave by leveraging AWS APIs.

 

“We’re honored to be named one of Startup50’s top startups for 2016 and the timing aligns nicely with the recent release of our newest version of One Hybrid Cloud™ software,” said Raj Dhingra, CEO of CloudVelox. “Winning this award validates our pioneering work in the automation of otherwise costly and time-consuming processes that constrain cloud migration, Dev/Test and DR capabilities. As the march to digitalization continues, the public cloud is emerging as a critical resource for leading IT departments.” 

 

Jeff Vance founded Startup50 in 2013 as a site that would focus on the substance behind the hype. The idea was to come up with a process, one featuring rigorous competitions and challenges, that would strip away the spin and force startups to focus on what really matters: real people and the real-world problems they’re struggling to overcome.

 

Startups from previous Big 50’s have raised record levels of funding (such as Cloudera’s near billion-dollar investment from Intel), have been acquired by major incumbents (HP’s acquisition of Eucalyptus), and have achieved successful IPOs (Square in 2015).

 

“Of course, not every startup in the Big 50-2016 will have that kind of success, but I won’t be at all surprised if several of the startups in this report are household names in the coming years,” said Jeff Vance, founder and editor in chief of Startup50. “This is a really strong lineup, with startups tackling everything from artificial intelligence to water treatment, cyber-security and cloud automation and orchestration.”

 

One Hybrid Cloud uses an application blueprint-based approach to automate the provisioning of critical storage, security and network processes on AWS, thus minimizing risk and maximizing productivity. The product is a single solution for cloud migration, cloud recovery and cloud Dev/Test; it features a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows IT to leverage cloud services without having to understand the complexity of the cloud.

 

To combat an ocean of empty hype, Jeff founded Startup50 to be an alternative to the exaggeration-filled status quo. To earn coverage on Startup50, startups must go through a rigorous vetting process, one designed to strip away the noise and focus only on substance.

 

To earn a spot in the Big 50, startups must complete a series of exhaustive questionnaires, build a following through online voting and demonstrate viability through a series of tests. In all, more than 210 startups applied to be considered for the Big 50-2016. The Final 50 are the determined few who fought their way through the entire gauntlet. For a sneak peek at the Big 50, visit: http://startup50.com/big-50-2016-sneak-peek/.

 

1Forrester, “Brief: The Cost Of Migrating An Enterprise Application To A Public Cloud Platform,” March 9 2016

 

About Startup50.com and the Big 50-2016

Jeff Vance founded Startup50 in 2014 in order to establish a hype-free zone and to start repairing the broken relationship between journalists, marketing/PR, and the startups themselves. Prior to founding Startup50, Jeff regularly contributed features stories to Forbes.com, Network World, CIO, Wired, and many others. He also founded and still runs Sandstorm Media, a content marketing consultancy, in 2003.

 

The Big 50 is Jeff’s yearly roundup of the hottest 50 startups to watch. These are startups that have all gone through Startup50’s rigorous vetting process and that represent the technologies, market sectors, and trends that are poised to challenge the status quo in the coming year.

 

About CloudVelox
CloudVelox is an award-winning pioneer in cloud automation and orchestration software. Led by a deeply experienced team of system software, security and networking executives, CloudVelox gives data center teams the ability to reduce business risk and increase IT productivity and resilience with a single solution based on an application blueprint-centric approach. For more information, please visit: http://www.cloudvelox.com.

 

 

 

Media Contact:

Meghan Brown

10Fold Communications
cloudvelox@10fold.com
925-785-8895

 

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