Asheville, NC based RISC Networks Honored with 2014 Cloudys Award

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RISC Networks’ CloudScape was honored by Channel Partners for Most Innovative Cloud Enablement Tool.

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“RISC Networks is honored to receive this award for our CloudScape offering, it demonstrates the importance of our analytics platform and the value that it delivers to businesses, solution providers and cloud providers”

Channel Partners, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom solutions, , is pleased to announce that RISC Networks has been selected as a winner of the 2014 Cloudys Cloud Channel Innovation Awards.

Twenty-five winners were honored during an awards ceremony on Sept. 8 at Cloud Partners, a Channel Partners event, in New Orleans. These winners will be featured in a Channel Partners' November/December print issue as well as a digital issue that can be downloaded from The Cloudys Immersion Center at http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/cloudys. The 2014 program was underwritten by Verizon.

"The response to the inaugural Channel Partners Cloudys awards has been overwhelmingly positive," said Khali Henderson, Editor-in-Chief of Channel Partners. "This program rewards innovation across the cloud ecosystem and success in a world where traditional distinctions among developer, vendor, provider and partner blur.”

RISC Networks’ CloudScape was honored by Channel Partners for Most Innovative Cloud Enablement Tool.

RISC Networks Cloudscape is the industry’s first combined data center and cloud IaaS readiness analytics platform. It provides IT organizations, solution integrators and cloud providers with the critical infrastructure inventory and performance analysis needed to navigate through the cloud computing lifecycle. Gaining this level of visibility before migrating to cloud or moving data centers saves IT teams’ time and money. It also frees customer resources that would otherwise be consumed during the planning and migration stages.

“RISC Networks is honored to receive this award for our CloudScape offering, it demonstrates the importance of our analytics platform and the value that it delivers to businesses, solution providers and cloud providers”. Said Jeremy Littlejohn while traveling to New Orleans to accept the award on behalf of the RISC Networks team.

To determine the winners of The Cloudys, companies completed an application that asked them to demonstrate how they are driving innovation in the cloud channel — either for their partners or for their business customers.

Channel Partners editors evaluated and scored all applications to determine the winners in five categories, including:

  •     Most Innovative Cloud Service
  •     Most Innovative Cloud Customer Deployment
  •     Most Innovative Cloud Partner Business Model
  •     Most Innovative Cloud Best Practice
  •     Most Innovative Cloud Enablement Tool

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About RISC Networks
Our vision is to unlock business potential by delivering more meaningful data analysis, information that helps guide IT leaders in solving their problems and SaaS platforms that help IT teams prepare for change and to take immediate action. RISC Networks is the industry’s leader in IT Operations Analytics with more than 5,000 analytics engagements over the last four years. RISC Networks is a privately held company that was founded in 2007. The Company is headquartered in Asheville, NC.

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