SOURCE: Nimbula


April 24, 2012 11:00 ET

Nimbula Selected as a Finalist for MIT Sloan CIO Symposium's Innovation Showcase for Its 'State of the Art' Thinking

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, today announced that it has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 9th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase which represents cutting edge B2B solutions that combine the strongest value and innovation to enterprise IT.

"We are very impressed with these top 10 Innovation Showcase finalists, as their technologies demonstrate incredible state of the art thinking to today and tomorrow's challenges," said David L. Verrill, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and the Co-chair of the Innovation Showcase. "The Innovation Showcase provides a terrific one-of-a-kind opportunity for these start ups to gain a larger visibility in front of IT executives, key stakeholders and venture capitalists."

"We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for MIT Sloan CIO Symposium's Innovation Showcase," said Reza Malekzadeh, VP of Marketing at Nimbula. "We believe in a new approach to infrastructure management -- one that enables far greater innovation by leveraging a developer friendly model. We set out on a journey to make it possible for customers to leverage a private cloud to deliver new IT services and applications, something they can't do using traditional virtualization management solutions."

This is the latest in a series of recent accolades for Nimbula which includes being named one of the cool vendors in cloud management by Gartner, one of the top cloud enablers gaining mind share in the Cloud Computing Journal and one of coolest cloud vendors in CRN.

Nimbula's flagship product, Nimbula Director, takes enterprises and service providers from bare metal to infrastructure cloud in a matter of hours rather than days. Nimbula Director is differentiated by its high level of automation and scale, reliability and ease of use. Providing a one-stop virtual data center management solution, Nimbula Director isolates customers from the operational and hardware complexity associated with deploying a private, hybrid or public cloud.

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today's changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Visit for more information and registration.

The Innovation Showcase will take place at 6:20pm in the Kresge courtyard tent on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at MIT, in Cambridge, MA. The full agenda of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is available at:

About Nimbula
Founded by the team that developed the industry-leading Amazon EC2, Nimbula delivers a comprehensive cloud operating system that uniquely combines the scalability and operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today's most advanced data centers. Nimbula was named one of the most promising startups in The Wall Street Journal and was dubbed "one of three cloud properties ready to burst" in Fortune. Nimbula is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

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