Standing Cloud Named Cool Vendor by Leading Analyst Firm

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Cloud application marketplace and management platform called “innovative, impactful and intriguing”

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As a turn-key solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers looking to move up the stack, or ISVs looking to distribute in the cloud, Standing Cloud makes it possible to get in the game quickly and with almost no effort.

Standing Cloud (http://www.standingcloud.com, a leading provider of cloud application management solutions, has been selected by Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, for inclusion in the report Cool Vendors in Cloud Services Brokerage Enablers, 2012 by Daryl C. Plummer, Group Vice President and Gartner Fellow. 

Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and issues a series of research reports evaluating these innovative vendors and their products and services. Gartner’s 2012 Cloud Services Brokerage Enablers report includes Standing Cloud as one of the Cool Vendors enabling enterprises and cloud service providers to strengthen their usage of cloud services through aggregation, integration and customization.

“We’re honored that Gartner has chosen Standing Cloud as a ‘Cool Vendor’ in cloud services space. We believe it confirms both our solution and the critical need it fills,” said David J. Jilk, CEO of Standing Cloud. “As a turn-key solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers looking to move up the stack to the application layer, or ISVs looking to distribute in the cloud without building out a full SaaS infrastructure, Standing Cloud makes it possible to get in the game quickly and with almost no effort.”

Providing easy integration, full user support, and custom branding and white label capabilities for a seamless customer experience, the Standing Cloud Marketplace includes more than 100 pre-configured applications and development platforms, as well as automated deployment and application lifecycle management services.

For cloud customers, the simple-to-use, application-centric catalog reduces purchase friction, while the lifecycle management features make it easy for those customers to manage the application without system administration skills. Version upgrades, backups, monitoring, and scaling are all handled automatically or with a few clicks.

Because the Standing Cloud Marketplace uses scripted application deployments instead of virtual appliance images, cloud providers also can avoid the costs and burden of image library management, while providing their users with increased application flexibility, portability and stability.

NOTE: A complimentary copy of the full 2012 Gartner Cool Vendors in Cloud Services Brokerage Enablers report may be accessed at http://www.standingcloud.com/cool_vendor_report.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors 
Gartner defines a “Cool Vendor” as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enabling users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, has, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); and Intriguing, has caught Gartner's interest or curiosity during the past six months.

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

ABOUT STANDING CLOUD
Standing Cloud is a leading provider of cloud application management services. We deliver a seamless application layer for cloud service providers, ISVs and technology solutions providers, making application deployment, management and distribution fast, simple and hassle-free for their customers.

Our standard application catalog includes 100 open-source and commercial applications; our service supports a wide range of application technology stacks, cloud service providers and orchestration software systems.

Founded in 2009, Standing Cloud is based in Boulder, Colorado. Investors include Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures.

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