Embotics Named to the First Annual InformationWeek Startup 50

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Virtualization Lifecycle Management Company Recognized for Displaying Continued Momentum and Providing Enterprise Value

That said, we believe the InformationWeek Startup 50 have innovative solutions to critical business problems and are worthy of enterprise consideration.

Embotics, the Virtualization Lifecycle Management™ Company, today announced that it was named to the first annual listing of the InformationWeek Startup 50, revealed in InformationWeek Magazine and on InformationWeek.com.

InformationWeek's Startup 50 is a list of the top 50 business technology startups selected by InformationWeek readers and editors. Companies were selected in a three-step process that involved nomination, online voting, and editorial vetting.

The technologies and the companies behind them were evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Innovation and their ability to inject new ways of doing things into business processes
  • Value, which is reflected in lower costs, increased sales, higher productivity, or improved customer loyalty
  • Enterprise-readiness, meaning that a product or service scales and can be deployed and managed as necessary by IT pros

Organizations worldwide are reacting to the current economic situation by ramping up their adoption of virtualization. However, without the necessary governance and control systems in place, the resulting sprawl can consume all the savings that virtualization creates. Through a unique combination of insight, policy-based control, automation and integration, Embotics' V-Commander allows its customers to prevent sprawl, contain costs and maintain control as they grow their virtual environments.

"Being identified as an InformationWeek Startup 50 is a validation of our determination and focus to provide real and immediate value to our customers," said Jay Litkey, CEO and founder of Embotics. "Enterprises choose V-Commander to protect and increase the cost-savings associated with virtualization, through the prevention of sprawl and containment of costs, as the environment grows. We remain a dynamic solution, accommodating and fulfilling the needs of the growing virtualization community."

This is our third award in Q2 alone, including the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) "Most Promising Startup" Award and the Virtualization Journal Readers' Choice Awards. Embotics' recognition by InformationWeek Startup 50 is further confirmation of its market-leading innovation, making V-Commander a top choice for the management of virtual infrastructures. The solution, which contributes to the operational and fiscal governance of virtual server environments, eases the minds and pockets of enterprise business leaders, directly contributing to the recent notable growth the company has seen.    

"It was difficult to limit ourselves to 50 startups because there's a lot of exciting companies out there," said Andrew Conry-Murray, Business Editor, InformationWeek. "That said, we believe the InformationWeek Startup 50 have innovative solutions to critical business problems and are worthy of enterprise consideration."

InformationWeek editors and readers identified young companies that are ready to address the critical challenges facing the enterprise. Whether it is securing networks, cutting costs or streamlining IT operations and business processes, the InformationWeek Startup 50 provides IT professionals and executives insight on new and innovative solutions from the named companies.

The full list of the InformationWeek Startup 50: Business Technology Companies To Watch, along with analysis by InformationWeek editors, can be found online at http://www.informationweek.com/news/services/saas/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=216600068.

About Embotics
Embotics Corporation, the Virtualization Lifecycle Management™ Company, helps enterprises realize the maximum savings of server virtualization without incurring the risks and costs associated with virtual sprawl. Embotics' award-winning V-Commander™ uses policy-based controls to manage virtual machines (VMs) throughout their lifecycles; providing the oversight, automation and controls necessary to accelerate the adoption of server virtualization without creating sprawl and adding unnecessary resources or staff. Embotics is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices in the U.S., and a growing network of global partners. For more information, please visit http://www.embotics.com.

About InformationWeek
InformationWeek (http://www.informationweek.com) is the anchor brand for the InformationWeek Business Technology Network - a powerful portfolio of resources that span the technology market, including security with DarkReading.com, storage with ByteandSwitch.com, application architecture with IntelligentEnterprise.com, network architecture with NetworkComputing.com, cloud computing with PlugIntoTheCloud.com, and Internet innovation with InternetEvolution.com. InformationWeek magazine reaches 440,000 business technology professionals at more than a quarter million unique locations. Its mission is to help CIOs and IT executives define and frame their business technology objectives. InformationWeek.com delivers breaking news, blogs, high-impact image galleries, and proprietary research as well as analysis on IT trends, a whitepaper library, video reports, and interactive tools, all in a 24/7 environment.

About TechWeb
TechWeb (http://techweb.com/aboutus), the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events such as Interop, Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as Informationweek.com, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, bMighty.com, and the Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, market research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections across TechWeb brands.


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