SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2015) - SIOS Technology Corp. (http://us.sios.com), the leading provider of software products that maximize availability and efficiency of virtualized environments, has been named the bronze winner in the Small or Medium Business Product of the Year category for its SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition software in the Best in Biz Awards 2015 International, the only independent global business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
SIOS provides a fast, easy way to deploy SQL Server in a high availability environment in the cloud while continuing to use Windows Server Failover Clustering. In the cloud, business-critical applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, need to be protected from downtime if the cloud instance or the cloud provider fails. While most cloud providers offer multiple separate and redundant data centers or computing resources (e.g., Amazon EC2 Availability Zones, Microsoft Azure Fault Domains), they do not offer shared storage which is required to support Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC).
"Simply by adding SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition software as an ingredient in any Windows Server Failover Cluster, companies can create a SANless cluster that provides high availability protection in the cloud or other environments where traditional SAN-based clusters are impossible or impractical," said Jerry Melnick, COO, SIOS Technology. "We are proud to be named a recipient of a Best in Biz Awards 2015 International award and recognized for our innovation."
More than 250 public and private companies representing all sectors of the global economy from more than 30 countries competed in Best in Biz Awards' third annual International program. Best in Biz Awards 2015 International honors were presented in a range of categories, including Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Support Department of the Year, Enterprise Product of the Year, Best New Version of the Year and Best New Product of the Year.
Best in Biz Awards' uniqueness stems, in part, from the composition of its judging panel. Only writers, journalists, and contributors to business, consumer, financial, trade and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, are invited to serve as judges each year. Structured this way, Best in Biz Awards is able to leverage the experience and expertise of an influential group of global opinion makers to determine award winners.
"Having returned as a third time judge, I continue to be amazed with the innovation that companies are achieving. Each year, the competition has been fierce, and narrowing down the choices has been a challenge," said Sharon Bennett, Bennett Business Connections. "In the end, it comes down to the originality of the company and the problems they solve. I congratulate all the entrants for their willingness to share their achievements and I imagine they will all succeed in their sectors."
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2015 International were determined based on scoring from a panel of 26 judges drawn from top-tier news, business, finance, and technology publications and media outlets from 19 countries, with all continents represented. This year's judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as ARD (Germany), Asian Power (Singapore), BBC Radio (United Kingdom), Bennett Business Connections (Canada), Business Breakfast (United Arab Emirates), Choice (Australia), Computer Hoy (Spain), CTV (Canada), Gamers Intuition (United States), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), J Arnold & Associates (Canada), Jerusalem Post (Israel), Kaiser the Sage (Philippines), MediaPost (United States), Radio Ngati Porou (New Zealand), TechHim (India), The Engaging Brand (United Kingdom), Vancouver Sun (Canada), Ventures Africa and Enterprise54.com (Nigeria), Vyapar (India), Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia), WirelessDuniya (India) and Xbox Plus (Brazil).
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2015 International, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com/intl-2015-winners.
About SIOS Technology Corp.
SIOS Technology Corp. makes software products that provide the insights and guidance IT managers need to maximize availability, performance, and efficiency of virtualized environments. SIOS iQ is the industry's only simple, intelligent IT analytics solution that learns infrastructure behaviors and provides fast, accurate solutions to difficult problems in virtualized environments. SIOS SAN and SANLess software is an essential part of any cluster solution that provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way™ to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (http://us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.
About Best in Biz Awards
Now in its fifth year, Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are currently conferred in two separate programs: North America and International. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2015 are currently being accepted from all companies based or operating in North America until the final deadline on September 18, 2015. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.
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