Press Release | December 14, 2011

Apprenda Named Finalist for 2012 Cloud Awards Program

International Cloud Computing Awards Celebrate Excellence in the Field of Cloud Computing

Clifton Park, NY – December 14, 2011 – Apprenda, the open Platform as a Service (PaaS) stack, has been named a finalist in the inaugural 2012 Cloud Awards Program in two categories: Best Platform as a Service and Best B2B customer strategy.

The Cloud Awards recognize and celebrate industry leaders and pioneers in the field of cloud computing. Categories include B2B Customer Strategy, Best Cloud Infrastructure, Data Innovation of the Year, Developer of the Year, Most Promising Start-Up, Best Platform as a Service, Security Innovation, Best Software as a Service and Web Services Excellence. The cloud computing awards program is open internationally across the U.S. and EMEA regions and accepts entries from organizations of any size.

Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson said: “We have seen a remarkable calibre of organization enter the program and the Cloud Awards team is truly honored to judge them. The organizations which have taken part in the 2012 Cloud Awards program demonstrate exactly what cloud computing has to give.”

Apprenda is the world’s first fully productized PaaS that lets enterprises take any Windows infrastructure and in a “plug-and-play” approach offer a self-service .NET cloud platform. While traditional PaaS offerings have failed to address the requirements of organizations’ most mission critical applications, Apprenda makes PaaS a reality for even the most mission critical applications and workloads and focuses on helping enterprises leverage their vast amounts of .NET code and existing Windows infrastructure.

“We’re proud to be named a finalist in the Cloud Computing Awards,” said Sinclair Schuller, founder and CEO of Apprenda. “This award caps an exciting year of growth for Apprenda as more enterprises move to adopt PaaS based on its ability to remove the business and technical complexities of developing and deploying software for the cloud.”

For a full complete list of finalists in each category, visit: Final winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.