CloudSwitch Wins First Launch Pad Competition at Cloud Connect

Four Finalists Present On Stage for Real-Time Feedback from Audience

Mar 17, 2010

Today UBM TechWeb announced CloudSwitch as the Cloud Connect 2010 Launch Pad People's Choice winner. The attending audience nominated CloudSwitch as the winner of the competition, following the four finalists' presentations. Cloud Connect Launch Pad provides a unique public forum for companies to present new platforms and applications to the cloud computing community. Cloud Connect is taking place through March 18th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. More information can be found at

"We're excited to be voted by the audience as the People's Choice winner here at Cloud Connect, where some of the best minds of cloud computing have come together," said Ellen Rubin, Founder and VP of Products at CloudSwitch. "We believe this is a pivotal year for enterprise adoption of the cloud and CloudSwitch is proud to be at the forefront driving companies' success in the cloud."

This year, Launch Pad participants completed a first round of submissions via Twitter. Eight companies were then selected to upload a short YouTube video for the community to vote for the top four finalists, who would have the chance to present live on the keynote stage at Cloud Connect. Today, the selected four Launch Pad finalists, Appirio, CloudSwitch, Drawn to Scale and MaxiScale, showcased their ideas to the cloud computing community and CloudSwitch was selected via live vote as the People's Choice Winner at Cloud Connect.

"I want to thank and congratulate all of this year's participating Cloud Connect Launch Pad companies," said Steve Wylie, General Manager of Cloud Connect. "We are pleased with the reception of this inaugural Launch Pad and the innovation occurring within cloud technologies. We'd like to applaud CloudSwitch for demonstrating new and unique applications that are helping to shape the cloud computing industry."

CloudSwitch enables enterprises to move their existing applications to the right cloud computing environment--securely, simply and without changes. With CloudSwitch, applications remain tightly integrated with enterprise data center tools and policies, and can be moved easily between different cloud environments and back into the data center based on the requirements of the business. CloudSwitch protects enterprises from the complexity, risks and potential lock-in of cloud computing, freeing them to leverage the cloud's advantages in cost and business agility. More information available at:

About Cloud Connect

Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure providers and cloud computing innovators. UBM TechWeb has produced cloud events that define and frame cloud computing discussions since June 2008, including Cloud Summit Executive and Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop. Cloud Connect is a new one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem featuring Cloud Business Summit, a Launch Pad program, IT & Developer workshops and a full conference program. Cloud Connect is happening March 15-18, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, CA. For more information visit:

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