OrionVM CEO Sheng Yeo Named to CRN “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” List

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Next-Gen IaaS Cloud Platform Pioneer Honored as Unsung Hero of the IT Channel

Our main motivation is to be a vendor that truly enables channel partners to reach their goals by delivering IaaS solutions at margins not currently possible using the prevailing legacy big-name options.

OrionVM® (http://www.orionvm.com), a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, announced today that Sheng Yeo, OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO, has been named by CRN (http://www.crn.com) as one of the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” in the IT channel for 2014. Selected by the CRN editorial team based on ongoing feedback throughout the year from solution providers and other industry executives, CRN's list celebrates under-the-radar channel management team members from some of the industry's top vendors and distributors. These unsung heroes might not be household names but they work tirelessly to create, promote and manage the programs and policies that support the IT channel and help it thrive.

Sheng Yeo co-founded OrionVM along with CTO Alex Sharp with the vision to build a better cloud using the high-performance components and fully distributed architecture of supercomputers. OrionVM's resulting breakthrough wholesale cloud platform empowers service providers (MSPs, SIs, VARs and telcos alike) to deliver an optimum cloud competency with rapid time-to-market minus the hurdle of any capital expenditure. OrionVM is well-positioned to completely disrupt the IaaS market by providing enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of incumbent vendors.

“The IT industry has a tendency to shine the spotlight on its top executives, but at CRN we know that there are a lot of other hardworking people who deserve to be recognized for their contributions as well,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “This list is our way of recognizing some of the people that are in the trenches, working hard on behalf of the IT channel every day and making decisions that help tip the scales toward channel success.”

“Innovators like OrionVM help clients achieve success, remain competitive, and provide premium cloud infrastructure at sustainable costs,” said Yeo. “Our main motivation is to be a vendor that truly enables channel partners to reach their goals by delivering IaaS solutions at margins not currently possible using the prevailing legacy big-name options. We only win when our partners win – this is the new reality of Cloud 2.0, and emblematic of the business agility and transformation currently sweeping through the global IT ecosystem.”

The “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list is featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at http://www.crn.com.

For more information on OrionVM’s Wholesale Cloud Platform, visit http://www.orionvm.com. Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm).

About OrionVM®

OrionVM is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. The company's revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly reliable cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Efficient and distributed enterprise-grade architecture allows clients to provide their own cloud offerings at margins of up to 80% off Amazon. Partners have full control—from a complete white-label rebranding to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM's technical vision represents a fundamental advancement for Cloud 2.0 infrastructure, which inspired tech luminary, Gordon Bell, to become a company angel investor. Global customers include publicly listed telcos, IT service providers, and leading enterprise SaaS companies. OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia and in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit http://www.orionvm.com or follow the conversation on Twitter @orionvm.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at http://www.thechannelcompany.com.

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