OpenLogic Wins First Launch Pad Competition at UBM TechWeb's Sold Out Cloud Connect

Finalists Present On Stage with Live Audience Feedback at Industry Leading Cloud Event

Mar 09, 2011, 14:46 ET from UBM TechWeb

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today UBM TechWeb announced OpenLogic as the Cloud Connect 2011 Launch Pad People's Choice winner. The attending audience at the sold out leading cloud event nominated OpenLogic as the winner of the competition, following the four finalists' presentations. Cloud Connect Launch Pad provides a unique public forum for companies to present new platforms and applications to the cloud computing community.  Cloud Connect is taking place through March 10th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. More information can be found at

"Enterprises are looking for ways to get their feet wet with cloud-based applications.  The OpenLogic Trial Cloud gives them a way to get started by using the cloud to evaluate new technologies and prototype applications," said Rod Cope, CTO with OpenLogic.  "We're excited to be voted by the audience as the Launch Pad winner here at Cloud Connect, where cloud computing experts are helping to drive the future of the cloud."

This year, Launch Pad participants completed a first round of submissions via Twitter.  Eight companies were then selected to upload a short YouTube video for the community to vote for the top four finalists, who would have the chance to present live on the keynote stage at Cloud Connect.  Today, the selected four Launch Pad finalists, Aryaka Networks, OpenLogic, OpTier and ScaleBase, showcased their ideas to the cloud computing community and OpenLogic was selected via live vote as the People's Choice Winner at Cloud Connect.

"We've had a record-breaking week at Cloud Connect, providing a tremendous platform for our Launch Pad participants to reap the value of all industry eyes at such a time of innovation in the cloud. We congratulate and thank everyone who took part," said Steve Wylie, General Manager of Cloud Connect.  "We'd like to applaud OpenLogic for demonstrating new and unique applications that are helping shape the cloud computing industry."

About OpenLogic

OpenLogic is a leading provider of open source solutions that enable enterprises to safely acquire; support, and control open source software. OpenLogic provides enterprises with a certified library of open source software that encompasses hundreds of the most popular open source packages via OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), a free web site where companies can find, research, and download certified, enterprise-ready open source packages on demand. With the broadest open source coverage in the industry, OpenLogic offers indemnification; updates; and enterprise-grade technical support backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. OpenLogic also provides solutions for open source governance and to automate the integration and deployment of open source components reducing the risk and maximizing the cost savings associated with using open source software. For more on OpenLogic, go to

About Cloud Connect

Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure providers and cloud computing innovators. UBM TechWeb has produced cloud events that define and frame cloud computing discussions since June 2008, including Cloud Summit Executive and Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop. Cloud Connect is a one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem featuring a Launch Pad program, IT & Developer workshops and a full conference program. Cloud Connect will take place March 7-10, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more information visit:

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.