SOURCE: Sonoa Systems

Sonoa Systems

April 29, 2010 08:00 ET

Sonoa Systems Named 'Cool Vendor' by Leading Analyst Firm

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) -  Sonoa Systems has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the March 2010 Cool Vendors in Cloud Management, 2010 report(1) by Gartner, Inc. Through ServiceNet, the company's flagship enterprise-grade product, and Apigee, its free, Web-based API lifecycle platform, Sonoa provides companies and developers of all sizes with the tools to innovate with APIs in the cloud.

According to the report, "Enterprises considering a public API initiative should explore the potential of cloud-based management and intermediation solutions."

As more large companies and independent Web developers see the opportunity in the cloud, they are opening their services with APIs and Sonoa is helping them do this in a smart, strategic and measured manner. Sonoa provides the tools to manage APIs with unprecedented analytics and the ability to enforce policy and meter use across the user base.

"At Sonoa we've recognized the business opportunity of the cloud for companies and developers of all shapes and sizes," said Chet Kapoor, CEO of Sonoa. "This new economy defines however and wherever you're conducting business in the cloud -- whether it's mobile, Web or though any number of mashups. We believe being named a 'Cool Vendor' among other innovative companies in this category is great confirmation of the work we're doing and of the API economy as a whole."

About Sonoa Systems
Sonoa is the leading provider of API management solutions. Sonoa customers include over 75 leading enterprise, SaaS and media companies. Leading customers such as TransUnion Interactive, MTV Networks, MySpace and Guardian Insurance use Sonoa to create new revenue channels, reduce costs and innovate faster. The company is based in Santa Clara, CA, privately held, and backed by leading investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners, Third Point Ventures and SAP Ventures. For more see

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 Cloud Management, 2010," by Milind Govekar, Cameron Haight, David Mitchell Smith, Eric Knipp, Gene Phifer, Daryl C. Plummer, March 31, 2010

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