IRVINE, Calif., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudpaging leader Numecent® today announced it has been short-listed for Red Herring's Top 100 North America award, honoring this year's most promising private technology companies from the North American business region. This accolade rapidly follows the recent award from CIOReview magazine naming Numecent among the top 20 virtualization solutions for 2015 and TechTarget, citing Numecent as one of the 12 data-center technology companies to watch in 2015.
This combined award traction is based on Numecent's unique virtualization and containerization platform – "cloudpaging" – which excels in dynamic and friction-free provisioning of any Microsoft® Windows® application directly to virtual or physical desktops without installation and without streaming any pixels. Through cloudpaging, ISVs, Cloud Service Providers and Enterprises can substantially reduce the server, network, storage and IT footprint of native applications delivered from the cloud or on-premises.
"As one of the industry's pioneers in business-oriented technology coverage, being shortlisted for the Red Herring 100 is a great recognition for Numecent as both a technology innovator and a cloud thought leader," said Osman Kent, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Numecent. "This is especially poignant for me as the previous company I co-founded, 3Dlabs, was bestowed a similar award by Red Herring in 1996 shortly before our IPO. Numecent's cloudpaging technology is a central lynchpin to the cloud strategies of some of the biggest companies in tech – the recognition by Red Herring is just the latest accolade in 2015 as we continue to deliver the most advanced technology solutions. We are confident that we will continue to see an even faster worldwide adoption of cloudpaging as we innovate and lead the virtualization and containerization market into new devices and form-factors."
Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups and "scale ups" since 1995. Finalists are evaluated individually from a large pool of hundreds of candidates based across North America. Twenty major criteria underlie the scoring and process. They include, among others: the candidate company's addressable market size, its IP and patents, its financing, the proof of concept, trailing revenues and management's expertise.
"Since 1996, technology industry executives, investors, and strategists have valued the Red Herring 100 lists as an instrument for discovering and advocating the most promising private ventures from around the world – Numecent has delivered exceptional technology and has proven itself as the market leader in their chosen field. We are very excited to shortlist them for our North American Top 100 list and to continue closely watching the company's growth and innovations," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.
Cloudpaging first 'cloudifies' an application using pre-virtualization and containerization. This one-time, offline process abstracts the application from the underlying operating system and does not require any changes to the application itself nor does it require any access to the source code. It also divides the application into tiny instruction fragments called 'pages' which can be delivered on-demand — hence the term "cloudpaging."
This cloudified asset is then published on a cloudpaging server (in the cloud or on-premises) where the admin can now impose a second layer of licensing, which Numecent calls 'MetaLicensing™.' The purpose of MetaLicensing is to provide a fine-grain, real-time license enforcement tool for compliance and audit reasons, without having to change the underlying license mechanisms of the rights holders.
Once the initial 5% payload is delivered (pushed or pulled), the cloudpaging agent on the client-side fetches the remaining pages only if accessed by the user and executes them inside a virtualization sandbox with ZERO installation. Avoiding the installation phase solves the major application-provisioning problem associated with physical and virtual desktops and users can start running the application almost instantly without contaminating their desktops. Subsequent accesses to previously fetched pages are satisfied from a client-side encrypted cache for even faster access and can be used even offline.
Unlike any other cloud proposition, while the applications can be delivered from the cloud in this friction-free manner, cloudpaging does NOT require company data to be moved to the cloud (which can still remain securely behind the company's firewall). This unique attribute of cloudpaging is an important security consideration for many enterprise customers.
Numecent (www.numecent.com) is a fast-growing software and cloud-services company based in Irvine, California. The company is a pioneer and technology leader in rapid, secure and friction-free provisioning of native applications from the cloud (public, private or on-premises) through virtualization and containerization and without streaming any pixels to the client device.
Numecent was named a Gartner "Cool Vendor 2013" in recognition of its disruptive cloudpaging platform and, in a recent survey, ranked #11 in Cloud Thought Leadership alongside industry giants. So far in 2015, Numecent was selected to be one of the 'Top 20 Virtualization' solutions by CIO Review magazine, one of the 'Top 12 Data Center' companies to watch by TechTarget and was shortlisted for the Red Herring Top 100 USA award.
A pure B2B/OEM play, Numecent has so far helped deliver more than 20 million sessions and 10,000+ cloudified applications for leading ISVs, Cloud Service Providers and Enterprises around the world. Numecent's customers can choose to self-host cloudpaging services or to subscribe to Numecent's white-label cloud service offering, 'Native-as-a-Service' (NaaS), which is available globally through 31 data centers.