SOURCE: CloudSwitch, Inc.

CloudSwitch, Inc.

February 22, 2010 09:00 ET

Cloud Connect 2010 Announces CloudSwitch as a Launch Pad Finalist

CloudSwitch Selected by Community Vote as One of Four Companies to Present at Event

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) -  CloudSwitch, Inc. today announced it has been selected as a Launch Pad finalist to present on the keynote stage on Wednesday, March 17, during Cloud Connect at the Santa Clara Convention Center. For more information visit: http://launchpad.cloudconnectevent.com/.

CloudSwitch will showcase CloudSwitch Explorer, its breakthrough product for moving existing enterprise applications to the cloud, for the first time at the Cloud Connect event. As a Launch Pad finalist, CloudSwitch will have the unique opportunity to present its innovative software appliance to the cloud computing community and receive real-time audience feedback.

"CloudSwitch is helping enterprises move to the cloud simply and securely, making the cloud an extension of the corporate data center," said Ellen Rubin, co-founder and vice president at CloudSwitch. "We're looking forward to presenting our CloudSwitch software to some of the most influential thought leaders in the cloud community."

"The Launch Pad competition at Cloud Connect is a first-time competition to recognize the companies helping shape and evolve the cloud computing industry," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "We'd like to applaud the cutting-edge tools and solutions these four Launch Pad finalists have presented to the community. We are thrilled to see a new level of enthusiasm and advancement taking place within cloud computing."

After a first round of submissions via Twitter, the Launch Pad Jury selected their favorite eight submissions. These elite eight were then asked to upload a short YouTube video to compete for the title and chance to present at the event. The Cloud Connect community voted and selected four Launch Pad finalists, including CloudSwitch to showcase their ideas on Wednesday, March 17. Following a live audience vote, a Launch Pad People's Choice Winner will be announced on-site at Cloud Connect. 

About CloudSwitch
CloudSwitch delivers the enterprise gateway to the cloud. CloudSwitch's innovative software appliance 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. Backed by Matrix Partners, Atlas Ventures and Commonwealth Capital Ventures, CloudSwitch is based in Burlington, MA and is led by seasoned entrepreneurs from BMC, EMC, Netezza, RSA, SolidWorks and Sun Microsystems. For more information on CloudSwitch, please visit us at www.cloudswitch.com.

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