StackSafe Named "Top Tech Startup for 2008" by InfoWorld

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IT operations staging and testing vendor is listed as one of 10 hot startups for 2008.

StackSafe Inc., a provider of pre-production staging, testing and analysis solutions for IT Operations teams, today announced that it was named by IDG's InfoWorld as a one of the publication's Top Tech Startups for 2008. StackSafe was recognized for its useful and innovative technology development, StackSafeā„¢ Test Center, a cost-effective solution that helps IT Operations teams understand the impact of proposed changes to their production environments.

"Being included as one of InfoWorld's Top Tech Startups is another exciting honor for StackSafe," said Loren Burnett, CEO of StackSafe Inc. "It further reinforces the response we have received from the marketplace for our innovative approach to pre-production testing and analysis solutions for IT Operations."

InfoWorld's Top Tech Startups for 2008 highlight 10 companies founded no earlier than 2005 that are developing promising new technologies or using existing technologies in new and innovative ways. 2008 marks the third annual InfoWorld Top Tech Startups award, with the entire list of included companies appearing online. InfoWorld is the leading integrated media brand for IT decision makers.

StackSafe Test Center, launched at DEMO 2008, is the first virtualized staging and testing solution for IT Operations teams that improves application uptime through enhanced software infrastructure testing. StackSafe's solution was developed to help organizations understand the impact that software infrastructure changes in their environment will have on reliability, application functionality, performance and security prior to production rollout. Research performed by StackSafe in conjunction with Research Edge has shown that improved testing maturity can reduce downtime by 30 percent through avoidance of costly application and system failure.

StackSafe has received $7.9 million in Series A financing from Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Chart Venture Partners. The company expects to raise $10 million to $12 million during a Series B round of funding that is anticipated to close this year.

Additional information on StackSafe's website includes:

About StackSafe, Inc.
StackSafe provides software infrastructure testing solutions that enable IT Operations to significantly improve uptime and resiliency. StackSafe's flagship product, StackSafeā„¢ 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. Test Center was awarded the 2008 ITIL Innovation of the Year award at the International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition. Based in Vienna, Virginia, StackSafe serves IT Operations teams across multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit

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About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products.


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