The 2012 UP-START Cloud Awards (@UP_Con) has named StrikeIron as a finalist for the Best Cloud Broker Award, recognizing the company for its advancement and contribution to the cloud computing business and technology communities. StrikeIron is one of five finalists.
Other enterprise companies competing for awards include Salesforce.com, DellCloud Applications, Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and Apple, to name a few.
A group of cloud experts determined the winners in each of 22 categories after tallying votes based on the Borda count election method. Final voting will take place during the Third Annual Global UP 2012 Cloud Computing Conference, which is December 12, 2012, at the South San Francisco Conference Center, with more than 150,000 attendees expected.
“We are thrilled to add another award to our portfolio,” says Justin Helming, StrikeIron’s VP of Marketing. “StrikeIron is the best cloud broker service, because our IronCloud™ platform has been proven over nearly 10 years for thousands of customers, who have successfully processed billions of transactions.”
StrikeIron was founded in 2003 by Bob Brauer (founder of DataFlux), Richard Holcomb (co-founder of HAHT Software and Q+E Software), and Robert Dale. As a result, StrikeIron has developed a solid infrastructure and has won many accolades, including recognition from Inc. Magazine, Business Leader Magazine, Gartner and Forrester Research.