SaltStack Wins the 2013 GigaOm Structure LaunchPad Competition

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SaltStack win attributed to rapid enterprise adoption, substantial community size and momentum, and to the value of its automation for the Internet assembly line.

SaltStack wins LaunchPad

SaltStack wins the 2013 GigaOm Structure LaunchPad competition

SaltStack offers “a very intriguing value prop with much grassroots adoption. This project has come out of nowhere with hundreds of contributors and lots of momentum within many of our portfolio companies.”

SaltStack, the full automation stack for the Internet assembly line and any cloud, today announced it has been named winner of the 2013 GigaOm Structure LaunchPad competition.

Approximately 75 startups with innovative technologies in cloud computing, internet infrastructure, or big data applications applied for the LaunchPad competition. SaltStack and five other finalists were selected by GigaOm analysts to deliver a four-minute pitch on stage in front of a panel of judges and the Structure audience.

Luis Robles of Sequoia Capital, Bipul Sinha of Lightspeed Venture Partners and Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners ranked the finalists and voted SaltStack as the overall LaunchPad winner. Luis Robles, Sequoia Capital venture capitalist, said, SaltStack offers “a very intriguing value prop with much grassroots adoption. This project has come out of nowhere with hundreds of contributors and lots of momentum within many of our portfolio companies.”

The winning presentation can be viewed on the SaltStack SlideShare channel.

Structure is GigaOM’s flagship annual conference focusing on the future of cloud computing and internet infrastructure.

SaltStack is utilized by enterprise application support teams, system administrators and DevOps staff who require fast and scalable process automation. SaltStack also provides dynamic and flexible parallel provisioning for physical and virtual environments and orchestration for any cloud environment. SaltStack works in a push or pull model with intelligent masters and minions for flexible and dynamic automation.

SaltStack is unique in providing enterprise software for remote system execution together with configuration management built specifically for modern data center infrastructures and any cloud environment. SaltStack takes a programmatic, common-sense approach to server infrastructure configuration and management, allowing IT organizations to quickly create system states and automation flow to manage their infrastructure and the application stacks that run on it.

SaltStack licensing and pricing
SaltStack Enterprise software is built and packaged for the unique requirements of enterprise businesses and cloud startups. SaltStack is a single, self-contained software platform with no third-party software dependencies to provide customers with the fastest and easiest implementations. For enterprise customers with substantial investments in commercial technologies, SaltStack provides dozens of states and integrations with both proprietary and open platforms. SaltStack customers also receive world-class support, training, access to consulting services, and the ability to provide exclusive input into the SaltStack development roadmap. SaltStack offers an annual subscription license based on managed nodes with volume and other discounts available. For a pricing details, please contact sales at saltstack dot com

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About SaltStack
SaltStack is a complete systems management software stack for fast and scalable automation of any cloud, application or data center infrastructure. SaltStack is used to orchestrate and control physical and virtual infrastructure while providing application and code deployment and configuration for the DevOps toolchain. The Salt open source project was launched in February of 2011 and is now one of the fastest-growing, most-active communities in the world. SaltStack was founded in August 2012 to support the Salt project and to deliver SaltStack Enterprise packaged for the world's most-dynamic large and small businesses, web-scale applications and clouds. SaltStack won the 2013 GigaOm Structure LaunchPad competition, was named to the GitHub Octoverse Top 10 list for 2012, and was a BlackDuck Rookie of the Year for 2011. For more information, please visit

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