PiCloud Named A “Cool Vendor” in Application Platforms by Gartner

April 8th, 2010 by Ken Elkabany

We’re excited to announce that Gartner has selected PiCloud as a “Cool Vendor” in Application Platforms as a Service. Their report examined platforms that “offer a bridge between the programming practices of familiar application servers (platforms) and the new realities of cloud deployment using application platforms as a service (APaaS)”1, and was “designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services.”1 If you have access to Gartner’s extensive research database, you can find the report here.

We see this as a validation of our approach and execution. By abstracting away servers with our cloud library, we’ve simplified the process of orchestrating hundreds of cores of computing power for scientists, developers, and engineers. No IT team necessary. While our product is still relatively young, the 4 million functions we have processed for our users has confirmed to us that there is a large and growing demand for cloud computing, simplified.

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

1 Gartner “Cool Vendors in Application Platforms as a Service, 2010,” by Yefim V. Natis, Eric Knipp, Massimo Pezzini, Ray Valdes, April 1, 2010.

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