StackSafe Awarded with Innovation of the Year at Pink Elephant's IT Service and Management Conference

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StackSafe Test Center honored as most innovative solution developed in 2007.

StackSafe Inc. , a provider of pre-production staging and testing solutions for IT operations teams, announced today that its flagship product, StackSafe™ Test Center, was named the winner of the 2008 Pink Elephant Innovation of the Year award at the 12th annual International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition. The award is presented to a product or service developed during the previous year that offers the most innovative solution for IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) practitioners.

"We are honored to be named as Pink Elephant's 2008 Innovation of the Year. This award validates the value that StackSafe Test Center brings to both IT Service Management and the IT Operations community," said Loren Burnett, CEO of StackSafe. "We developed Test Center in direct response to an unaddressed market need: The staging and testing of changes within IT Operations to enable smoother change deployments and reduced downtime."

Test Center converges ITSM (ITSM) best practices with real-world IT Operations requirements to provide a solution that is squarely aimed at improving pre-deployment infrastructure testing by IT Operations personnel. The product has direct alignment to the ITIL functions of Configuration Management, Release Management, and Change Management, and indirectly benefits Incident, Problem, and Availability Management.

"Pink Elephant works diligently to increase awareness of IT Service Management best practices," said George Spalding, vice president of Pink Elephant. "With their innovative product for pre-deployment testing of changes, StackSafe helps organizations improve the quality of IT service."

About StackSafe, Inc.
StackSafe provides software infrastructure testing solutions that enable IT Operations to significantly improve uptime and resiliency. StackSafe's flagship product, StackSafe™ Test Center, directly addresses the challenge of incomplete and ineffective IT Operations staging and testing of changes to multi-tiered software infrastructure stacks. With Test Center, StackSafe provides the first easy-to-use virtualized staging and testing solution that enables IT Operations to understand the business impact of changes--before they touch production systems. Based in Vienna, Virginia, StackSafe serves IT Operations teams across multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit

About Pink Elephant
Pink Elephant is the world leader in IT management best practices, offering conferences, education and consulting services to public and private businesses globally. The company specialises in improving the quality of IT services through the application of recognised frameworks, including the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®). Pink Elephant has been involved in the ITIL project since its inception in 1987, and was selected as an international expert to contribute to the ITIL V3 project - as authors of V3's Continual Service Improvement book and through representation on the international exam panel. For more information, visit

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