OrionVM Shortlisted for Best Cloud Infrastructure in 2014-15 Cloud Awards

OrionVM® (https://www.orionvm.com), a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, has been shortlisted in the 2014-2015 Cloud Awards Program in the category Best Cloud Infrastructure.


With awards for excellence and innovation in cloud computing, the cloud computing awards program accepts entries from across the entire globe, including the US, Canada, Australasia and EMEA. Now in its fourth year, entries are accepted from organizations of any size and include start-ups and government bodies.


Sheng Yeo OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO said: “We are seeing increased demand for wholesale cloud as more service providers discover the game-changing performance, cost-savings, and flexibility our platform delivers. To be shortlisted for Best Cloud Infrastructure by the Cloud Awards program is an honor and further validation of the technical innovation and business value that we bring to market.”

Combining supercomputer architectures with extreme design efficiency, OrionVM dramatically reduces (by 50% or more) the overall data center footprint (power/hardware) required to produce premium cloud services.  OrionVM’s breakthrough Cloud 2.0 technology provides a complete end-to-end enterprise-grade cloud offering ‘out-of-the-box’, allowing unprecedented speed-to-market compared to traditional technologies.

Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson said: “The standard of entries to this year’s program has been truly staggering – so much so that even after culling hundreds of organizations from our consideration, our shortlist is still longer than ever before.

“We’ve been very impressed with how the Cloud ecosystem has evolved by the end of 2014 and these best-of-breed organizations are knocking it out of the park in terms of performance. These technologies aren’t going away: leverage them now or ignore them at your peril.

“As ever, the US organizations have dominated the submissions process, but we’re seeing more and more applicants from farther afield – Europe, the UK, Australia, Asia – we’re running the biggest and best celebration of excellence in the Cloud and the whole world wants to join the party.

“When the dust has settled on what promises to be the most diverse and dynamic field of candidates yet, nobody knows what the 2015-16 Cloud Awards program will bring next year aside from continued excellence.”

Over 300 organizations entered, with entries coming from across the globe, covering the Americas, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Final winners will be announced on Tuesday 27 January 2015. This will not be the end of the process, with a public vote announced on this date to decide who will win the Cloud Computing Organization of the Year Award.

The Cloud Awards (http://www.cloud-awards.com/) will return in 2015-16 for a fresh awards program seeking excellence in cloud computing.

Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm). For more information on OrionVM, please visit https://www.orionvm.com.

Full shortlist

Best SaaS (US)

ClearSlide
Arena Solutions
Teletrac
Hewlett-Packard (Fortify on Demand)
Aryaka
Blue Jeans Network
TeamSupport
Verismic Software
iCIMS, Inc.
CLOUD by Point-of-Rental® Systems

Best SaaS (outside US)

NewVoiceMedia
Workshare
HRBoss
HRsmart, Inc.
RingCentral UK Ltd.
Class
Centium Software
Capital Continuity
Mambu GmbH
Thomsons Online Benefits

Best Cloud Infrastructure

SIOS Technology
Bitcasa
Zada Storage
OrionVM
Instart Logic
Nasuni Corp.
Infrascale
Code42
Hostway Services, Inc.
JobDiva, Inc.



Best PaaS / Middleware

Connectloud
WaveMaker
Jitterbit
ActiveState (Stackato)
Dell Boomi
Red Hat, Inc.
Centium Software
Ultimate Software

Data Innovation of the Year

Xactly
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – Office of Survey Support and Application Management (OSSAM)
Owned Outcomes, Inc.
Cloudera
BeyondCore
YouEye, Inc.
HRBoss
CloudSigma

Web Services Excellence

Informatica
Teach For All

B2B Customer Excellence

NewVoiceMedia
TechQuarters
BCSG

Security Innovation of the Year

Elastica
Carpathia
Incapsula
CloudLock
Agari
Promisec
AirWatch by VMWare
FortyCloud
Masergy Communications, Inc.
Radiant Logic

Best Cloud Reseller / Reseller Program

Veeam
Hostway Services, Inc.

Most Promising Start-Up

Connectloud
Numerify
YouEye, Inc.
XOcur, Inc.
Oman Data Park

Cloud Consultancy / SI of the Year

Cloud for Good
Virtusa
TechQuarters
Appirio
Kovarus
Bluewolf

Best HR / Payroll Solution

Xactly
Saba Software
HRsmart, Inc.
HRBoss
Electronic Commerce, Inc.

Best Cloud Automation

Abiquo
Aditi technologies PVT LTD
SkyKick
Unisys Corporation
RiverMeadow
British Gas
Appcara, Inc.
VMTurbo
CallFire
Nuage Networks

Best Payment, Chargeback or Billing Solution

Owned Outcomes, Inc.
Xero
Ensim Corporation
Avangate

Best Business Intelligence or Analytics Solution

Numerify
LivePerson
iAreaNet
BeyondCore
Collective[i]
Glassbeam
InsightSquared
United Public Safety (UPSafety)
SPS Commerce

Best Cloud Hosting Provider

INetU
B2W Software
MessageSolution, Inc

Most Innovative Use of “Big Data” in the Cloud

BlueData
SPLICE Software
CloudSigma
Zendesk
Owned Outcomes, Inc.
MapR Technologies
United Public Safety (UPSafety)
JobDiva, Inc.

“Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution

Xora, Inc.
SAVO
Perspecsys
Soonr
Hitachi Data Systems
Gemalto
Lifesize
Perfecto Mobile
Safetybank
Voxox

Best Hybrid Cloud Solution

Broadview Networks
Egnyte
Unitrends
INetU
CliQrTechnologies
ScienceLogic
Akbank T.A.S.
Brightcove, Inc.
OnX Managed Services

Cloud CRM Solution of the Year

Infusionsoft
TalkTalk Business
Zendesk
Vlocity, Inc.
HRBoss (StaffingBoss)
SugarCRM

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Contact details
OrionVM Media Contact
Daniel Pfeiffer, VP Marketing and Partnerships
press(at)orionvm(dot)com
www.orionvm.com

For the Cloud Awards
Larry Johnson – 2014-15 organizer
www.cloud-awards.com
larry(at)cloud-awards(dot)com

About the Cloud Awards
The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2015 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit http://www.cloud-awards.com/.

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 was also recently named New Product or Service of the Year for Software – Cloud Infrastructure in The 2014 American Business Awards. OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney Australia and in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit https://www.orionvm.com or follow the conversation on Twitter @orionvm.

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

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

OrionVM®, 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 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 https://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 https://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.

OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2014 American Business Awards

Winners in ABA’s Tech & New Product Awards Ceremony Announced in San Francisco

OrionVM_ABA_Awards
OrionVM® (https://www.orionvm.com), a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the New Product or Service of the Year, Software – Cloud Infrastructure category in The 12th Annual American Business Awards last Friday night.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.



Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Friday, September 12 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.  More than 250 nominees and their guests attended for the presentation of new product awards, website awards, app awards, and more.



This year’s American Business Awards were presented at two awards events.  Awards for marketing, customer service, human resources, and other disciplines were announced in Chicago in June.  Last Friday night’s event focused on the technology and new product awards categories.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  OrionVM’s Wholesale Cloud Platform won in the New Product or Service of the Year category for Software – Cloud Infrastructure.



“Receiving this award validates all of the hard-work that our team has put into making our dream of delivering a better cloud a reality,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “The market is ready for disruptive technologies like OrionVM’s wholesale cloud offering that help companies to remain competitive, increase efficiency, and generate new business like never before.”



OrionVM helps IT solution providers drive profit and deliver high-performing, enterprise-grade cloud services. Fueled by strong demand for its market-leading wholesale cloud platform, OrionVM achieved a record year in 2013 with a 20-fold increase of customers, adding enterprise clients such as Fastly, D-Link, and Vodafone, while launching key technology partnerships with Cumulus NetworksTM and Mellanox. OrionVM is Australia’s largest wholesale cloud IaaS provider and recently announced their US expansion in early 2014 with a new headquarters office in San Francisco, CA.



Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 240 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process.



“We’re delighted to recognize so many innovative companies, new products, technical achievements, and technology executives this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “We congratulate all of the Stevie Award winners, and thank them for the inspiration their achievements have stimulated.”



Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on September 12 are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.



Entries for the 2015 edition of the ABAs will open in October



For more information on OrionVM’s Wholesale Cloud Platform, visit https://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 www.orionvm.com or follow the conversation on Twitter @orionvm.



About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2014 American Business Awards include Biz Talk Radio, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Cvent, Engility, John Hancock, LycaMobile, PetRays, and Softpro.

OrionVM CTO and Co-Founder Named Hills Young Innovator of the Year For Cloud at 2014 iAwards

Alex Sharp, architect of ground-breaking next-gen IaaS platform, distinguished in premier technology awards program

OrionVM® (https://www.orionvm.com), a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, announced today that Alex Sharp, OrionVM Co-Founder and CTO, has received the Hills Young Innovator of the Year Award in the Cloud category at the 2014 iAwards. The iAwards is Australia’s premier technology innovation awards program for the ICT industry.


Alex Sharp accepting the Hills Young Innovator of the Year Award, CloudAlex and OrionVM CEO Sheng Yeo co-founded the company from a University of Technology Sydney dorm room in 2010. Together, they hatched an idea to build an IaaS company using a completely new technology blueprint. As CTO, Alex engineers and manages the innovations that keep OrionVM on the leading-edge of cloud computing. Alex drives OrionVM’s technical vision with a focus on simplicity in product design, and achieving extreme efficiency of the platform’s underlying architecture.


“I’m honoured to be a part of this inspiring group of talented young professionals,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CTO Alex Sharp. “Innovation is more than just about making money, it’s about finding a path and doing something even when others tell you it cannot be done. Our team takes great pride in the hard-fought victories and tireless efforts needed to build a better cloud.”


OrionVM’s breakthrough Cloud 2.0 technology dramatically reduces the overall power and hardware footprint needed to produce enterprise cloud services by 50% or more. Software-defined networking and storage, modelled on supercomputers, fundamentally advances how stable, secure, and cost-effective premium cloud IT can now be built and deployed. With investment and technical validation from tech luminary Gordon Bell (founder of Microsoft Research), OrionVM is poised to completely disrupt the global IaaS market by enabling businesses to easily and affordably launch high-performing, enterprise-class cloud services. Global customers include Tier 1 telcos, large MSPs, and SaaS and PaaS vendors, with notable enterprise clients including Fastly®, D-Link®, and Vodafone®


The Hills Young Innovator iAward is a new addition to the Pioneer Domain of iAwards for 2014. The award recognises the most outstanding innovations from an individual 25 years or younger in three categories: Mobile, Big Data and Cloud. A $5000 cash prize was awarded in each category for the concept with the most innovative thought processes having the greatest potential for impact in the industry, irrespective of what stage of implementation has been achieved. The Hills Young Innovator of the Year was awarded to Elliot Smith (one of three winning entries) who received an additional $10,000 cash prize, taking the Hills Young Innovator of the Year winner’s prize money to $15,000 cash.


Submissions were judged by a panel of expert judges who shortlisted 15 finalists who were then mentored by the industry’s top employers. They worked together to develop and refine their innovation or idea and then delivered a final pitch to judges at NICTA’s TechFest in at the Melbourne Convention Centre on 28-29 August as part of the 2014 iAwards


The Hills Young Innovator of the Year is sponsored by Hills in alignment with their continued commitment to Australian innovation and inspired by the outstanding achievements of Lance Hill, who invented the Hills Hoist clothesline in 1945.


Hills Chief Technology Officer, Leica Ison said that she was delighted the company famous for the Hills Hoist was spearheading and supporting innovation in ICT.


“These young people have applied technology in clever ways to solve common problems. Their ideas and innovations are an incredibly promising sign of what’s to come for our sector,” Ison said.


For more information on OrionVM, please visit https://www.orionvm.com. Details about the Hills Young Innovator of the Year iAwards and the list of winners and finalists in all categories are available at http://hills.iawards.com.au.


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 https://www.orionvm.com or follow the conversation on Twitter @orionvm.


About the iAwards


iAwards is the premier technology awards platform in Australia delivering the most comprehensive program that recognises the achievements and innovation made in ICT across all facets of the economy. The iAwards program’s goal is to provide external stakeholders from business, industry and government with a clear view of the people leading ICT in Australia and the quality of innovation being produced. The iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the industry. Most importantly, the iAwards honours the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators. For more information, please visit http://www.iawards.com.au or follow the conversation on Twitter @theiawards.

OrionVM’s Cloud Infrastructure Wins People’s Choice Stevie® Award In 2014 American Business Awards(SM)

57,000 Votes Determined the Public’s Favorite New Products


San Francisco, CA – August 21, 2014 – The OrionVM® (https://www.orionvm.com) Wholesale Cloud Platform was named as a winner of a People’s Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite New Products in The 12th Annual American Business Awards in the Software – Cloud Infrastructure category.


The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.


OrionVM's Cloud Infrastructure Wins People's Choice Stevie® Award In 2014 American Business Awards(SM)

OrionVM’s Cloud Infrastructure Wins People’s Choice Stevie® Award In 2014 American Business Awards(SM)

The crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards will be presented to winners during a gala banquet on Friday, September 12 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. More than 250 American Business Awards nominees and their guests will attend. Peer-adjudicated Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will also be announced and presented their awards that evening.

The People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products are a feature of The American Business Awards in which the general public can vote for their favorite new products and services of the year. More than 57,000 votes were cast in 43 product categories this year. All new products and services to be honored in the ABA’s new product categories were included in people’s choice voting.

More than 3,300 nominations were submitted to this year’s American Business Awards for consideration in a wide range of categories.

OrionVM helps IT solution providers drive profit and deliver high-performing, enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure. OrionVM is Australia’s largest wholesale cloud IaaS provider and recently announced their US expansion in early 2014 with a new headquarters office in San Francisco, CA.

“To be chosen by our customers and peers as the favorite new cloud infrastructure product from among so many talented companies is truly an honor,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “Our breakthrough technology is now arriving into the U.S. market at an exciting time as Cloud 2.0 infrastructure offers unprecedented efficiencies and competitive advantages for businesses. To be recognized for our stand-out product really is a reflection of our team’s tireless efforts and creativity in bringing next-gen IaaS to the market.”

Sheng Yeo, OrionVM CEO, and Alex Sharp, OrionVM CTO, co-founded OrionVM while attending the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. From their dorm room, they created the concept of building an IaaS company using a completely new technology blueprint. Since their idea’s inception in 2010, the company has experienced rapid growth and is currently servicing over 450 global customers, including government agencies, MSPs, and SaaS and PaaS vendors. Notable enterprise clients include Fastly®, D-Link®, and Vodafone®, and key technology partnerships include Cumulus NetworksTM and Mellanox. OrionVM also powers Australia’s leading telco’s (AAPT) public cloud platform. OrionVM is backed by tech luminaries Gordon Bell (Microsoft Research) and Steve Baxter (Pipe Networks).

Details about The American Business Awards, the complete list of People’s Choice Stevie Award winners, and the list of all new product award finalists in this year’s ABAs are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

For more information on OrionVM, please visit www.orionvm.com

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 www.orionvm.com or follow the conversation on Twitter @orionvm.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The sixth program, the new German Stevie Awards, opened for entries this week. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2014 American Business Awards include Biz Talk Radio, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Cvent, Engility, John Hancock, LycaMobile, PetRays, and Softpro.

OrionVM Next-Gen Wholesale Cloud Named as Finalist in 2014 Australian Startup Awards

OrionVM and Its Founding Team Recognised for Entrepreneurial Innovation and Influence in Australia Across Multiple Award Categories


OrionVM® (www.orionvm.com), a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, was named as a finalist today in the 2014 Australian Startup Awards out of over 360 entries, in the following categories: Startup of the Year and Executive of the Year.


The Australian Startup Awards recognise and celebrate the best of the best talent in young entrepreneurship across Australia. Each finalist and winner of a Startup Award is a young entrepreneur who is paving the way for the future of the Australian business landscape, challenging and reinventing the way in which business is conducted. The 2014 Australian Startup Awards culminate on Saturday, 2nd August 2014, where over 350 entrepreneurs, media and BRW Young Rich List Members will come together to honour OrionVM, the other finalists, and of course, the winners.


OrionVM helps IT solution providers drive profit and deliver high-performing, enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure. OrionVM is Australia’s largest wholesale cloud IaaS provider and recently announced their US expansion in early 2014 with a new headquarters office in San Francisco, CA.


“We understand firsthand the tremendous pressure and drive for success that entrepreneurs feel. Resources like The Entourage provide the support that is hard to find in today’s business world,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “We are honoured to be selected as a finalist in the Australian Startup Awards program. We strive to empower our employees and colleagues to achieve their goals, even when others are not willing to try or say it cannot be done. Sometimes those are the best opportunities to effect change.”


Sheng Yeo, OrionVM CEO, and Alex Sharp, OrionVM CTO, co-founded OrionVM while attending the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. From their dorm room, they created the concept of building an IaaS company using a completely new technology blueprint. Since their idea’s inception in 2010, they have experienced rapid growth and currently service over 450 global clients, including government agencies, MSPs, and SaaS and PaaS vendors, with notable enterprise clients, including Fastly®, D-Link®, and Vodafone® while developing key technology partnerships with Cumulus NetworksTM and Mellanox. OrionVM also powers Australia’s third largest telco’s (AAPT) public cloud platform. OrionVM is backed by tech luminaries Gordon Bell (Microsoft Research) and Steve Baxter (Pipe Networks).


OrionVM was also recognised as a merit recipient and national finalist in the Tools category of the 2014 iAwards, Australia’s premier technology innovation awards program for the ICT industry. OrionVM was also recently named as a Finalist in the New Product or Service of the Year category for Software – Cloud Infrastructure in the 2014 American Business Awards. Voting is currently open for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards; to vote for OrionVM’s IaaS wholesale cloud platform, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/FavoriteNewProducts.peopleschoice.


The Australian Startup Awards are organised and presented by The Entourage, Australia’s largest educator and community of entrepreneurs in Australia, providing business owners across the country with access to the knowledge, support and resources needed to succeed in today’s modern business environment.


Managing Director of the Entourage, Jack Delosa, has been impressed by the quality of nominees in this year’s program and is encouraged by the rapid success savvy businesses like OrionVM are obtaining.


“The entries in this year’s Awards really exemplifies how the business world has changed with many businesses starting in the last four years and already doing $15m or $16m revenue in their third or fourth year. Entrepreneurship is a rising tide globally and these businesses are examples of why this trend is occurring”, Delosa remarks.


This year, to highlight the diversity and dynamism of Australian businesses, The Entourage joined forces with leading Australian companies to celebrate excellence in a range of categories. The Startup of the Year Award is being supported by vibrant multimedia company, Startup Daily. This award recognizes a business that is less than four years young and has experienced significant financial growth.

For more information on OrionVM, please visit https://www.orionvm.com. Details about the Awards and the list of winners and finalists in all categories are available at: http://australianstartupawards.com.au.


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 https://www.orionvm.com or follow the conversation on Twitter @orionvm.


About the Australian Startup Awards and The Entourage
The Australian Startup Awards recognise and celebrate the best of the best talent in young entrepreneurship across Australia. Acknowledging the diverse nature of entrepreneurship and the broad skillset required to achieve success in the modern business environment, The Australian Startup Awards recognise the achievements of business owners in the following areas:  Startup of the Year and Executive of the Year.


The awards are organised and presented by The Entourage, Australia’s largest educator and community of entrepreneurs in Australia. Founded in 2010 by award-winning entrepreneur and investor, Jack Delosa, The Entourage has helped change the lives of hundreds of Australian entrepreneurs through their Scalable & Saleable advisory program. Complimentary training and education are provided to over 15,000 entrepreneurs through their flagship events, such as The Entrepreneurs’ Unconvention and The 8 Steps to Entrepreneurial & Sales Mastery. Their goal is to enable entrepreneurs across Australia (and eventually the world) to win more business in less time so they can spend more time doing the things they love, whatever that may be. To learn more about The Entourage and how they can assist you in accelerating the success of your business, please visit http://www.the-entourage.com.au/.

OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Named As State Merit Recipient and National Finalist in 2014 iAwards

OrionVM IaaS Platform distinguished in premier technology awards program for ICT Industry, recognising Australian innovation

OrionVM® (www.orionvm.com), a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, was named as a state merit recipient and national finalist today in the Tools category of the 2014 iAwards, Australia’s premier technology innovation awards program for the ICT industry.


The iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the ICT industry. Most importantly, the iAwards recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators. The key goal of the iAwards is to discover, recognise and reward the ICT innovations that have the potential to, or are already having, a positive impact on the community—at home, in the office and on a global scale. The iAwards also recognises the achievements made and value added by ICT professionals, CIOs and other innovators.


The iAwards for the New South Wales (NSW) State territory were presented at a ceremony in Sydney on June 25, 2014. The iAwards State Presentations are where iAwards host organisations, local branches, sponsors and members of the local ICT industry announce the state and territory winners and national finalists for the prestigious 2014 iAwards. These awards honour the best and most innovative solutions in each state or territory. Winners and merit recipients of these state and territory awards go on to represent their state or territory at the national phase of judging, which is being held in Melbourne on 29 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. OrionVM was named a merit recipient and national finalist in the Tools category for the 2014 NSW State iAwards.


OrionVM helps IT solution providers drive profit and deliver high-performing, enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure. Fuelled by strong demand for its market-leading wholesale cloud platform, OrionVM achieved a record year in 2013 with a 20-fold increase of customers, adding enterprise clients such as Fastly, D-Link, and Vodafone, and launched key technology partnerships with Cumulus NetworksTM and Mellanox. OrionVM is Australia’s largest wholesale cloud IaaS provider and recently announced their US expansion in early 2014 with a new headquarters office in San Francisco, CA.


“Our entire team is honoured to be chosen as a merit recipient and finalist among so many innovative Australian companies nominated for this year’s iAwards,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “This recognition validates the impact of disruptive technologies like OrionVM’s cloud offering that are helping companies to remain competitive, increase efficiency, and generate new business. We are proud of our company’s Australian roots and appreciate the efforts of the iAwards organisation to highlight the cutting-edge achievements that Australia is offering to the world.”


Judging of the group awards is divided into two stages. Phase one determines the state winner for each category and is undertaken by an online review of the nomination submitted. This first phase of state judging is an on-paper review carried out by ICT industry professionals. The judging panel will assess all iAwards nominations in order to select winners in each category for each state. iAwards judges will assess nominations against the relevant selection criteria. State winners progress to phase two. This is a face-to-face presentation that will take place in Melbourne. The second national phase of judging is designed to enable each of the state winners to present their nominations to a panel of iAwards judges in person.


For more information on OrionVM, please visit https://www.orionvm.com. Details about the iAwards and the list of winners and finalists in all categories are available at http://iawards.com.au.


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 or follow the conversation on Twitter @orionvm.


About the iAwards
iAwards is the premier technology awards platform in Australia delivering the most comprehensive program that recognises the achievements and innovation made in ICT across all facets of the economy. The iAwards program’s goal is to provide external stakeholders from business, industry and government with a clear view of the people leading ICT in Australia and the quality of innovation being produced. The iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the industry. Most importantly, the iAwards honours the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators. For more information, please visit http://www.iawards.com.au or follow the conversation on Twitter @theiawards.

BizCloud Selects OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform to Expand Cloud Offering

Leading IaaS Solution Provider Adds OrionVM’s Innovative Cloud Platform to Its Portfolio of Cloud Services
OrionVM®, a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and next-generation cloud technology, and BizCloud® Inc., a leading edge provider of cloud IaaS solutions, announced today that BizCloud has entered into a reseller partnership agreement with OrionVM.

OrionVM’s Wholesale Cloud Platform will power enterprise-grade cloud solutions offered by BizCloud. This collaboration enables BizCloud to extend its current service offerings, expand into new verticals, and deliver increased value to existing clients.
“We serve a growing array of customers worldwide, and we wanted to offer the latest in cloud technology to address where the market is headed. Because we’re making an offensive play, we needed to get to market quickly, with an easy-to-use, efficient and well-supported product. We were extremely impressed by OrionVM’s new approach to cloud architecture, full reseller capabilities, and unmatched cost efficiencies,” said Vahid Razavi, Founder and CEO of BizCloud.


“This partnership allows us to offer greater value and performance to our business customers, as well as to expand into new markets with a high-performing, enterprise-grade wholesale cloud IaaS suite.”

Through OrionVM, BizCloud is able to deliver world-class cloud at a remarkably lower cost because of efficiencies enabled by using components commonly found in supercomputers, such as Mellanox’s Infiniband® interconnect. OrionVM’s breakthrough technology and fully distributed architecture 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 earned the backing of tech luminary Gordon Bell, and is well-positioned to completely disrupt the market by providing enterprise-class cloud infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of incumbent vendors.

“We see our platform, and wholesale cloud in general, as the game-changing third option for companies trapped between the massive CapEx and complexity of building their own solution versus the limited features and extreme scaling costs of public retailers such as Amazon. Now IT providers, like BizCloud, can brand and offer enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure at a lower cost than the leading incumbent options, and still make a profit. OrionVM not only passes along a huge pricing advantage for channel partners, we also enable these partners to provide the best performing, most reliable cloud IT on the market to their end-users – so everybody wins,” said Sheng Yeo, OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO. “Next-generation cloud is the freedom and flexibility to fit a cloud platform to your business model and unique operational requirements, not force them into a predetermined box, which typically occurs when using any of the competing traditional approaches.”

BizCloud has helped organizations worldwide build scalable, robust and agile IT infrastructures with BizCloud private, hybrid and public cloud offerings. BizCloud partners with leading information technology and infrastructure providers to offer comprehensive, best-of-breed solutions to its customers. Through the partnership with OrionVM, BizCloud will broaden its cloud solutions portfolio to offer complete, enterprise ready cloud solutions with unrivaled price-performance ratios.

Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook. Follow BizCloud® on Twitter (@BizCloud) and Facebook for the latest updates.


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 was also recently named as a Finalist in the New Product or Service of the Year category for Software – Cloud Infrastructure in The 2014 American Business Awards. OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney Australia and in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit www.orionvm.com or follow the conversation on Twitter @orionvm.


About BizCloud®
Based in San Francisco, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, BizCloud® is focused on technology and cloud innovations to assist businesses. BizCloud has mastered the art of integrated delivery alliances of cloud computing infrastructure, BPM platforms, business applications and service delivery organizations to deliver large inclusive customer outcomes for business owners. To learn more, please visit www.BizCloud.net.

OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform Named As Finalist in the 2014 American Business Awards

OrionVM recognized in the Best New Cloud Infrastructure category at the 12th Annual Stevie® Awards to be presented on September 12 in San Francisco, CA.

OrionVM® (https://www.orionvm.com), a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, was named as a Finalist today in the New Product or Service of the Year category for Software – Cloud Infrastructure in The 2014 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA’s traditional banquet on Friday, June 13 in Chicago and the new product & technology awards event on Friday, September 12 in San Francisco.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. OrionVM is nominated in the New Product or Service of the Year category for Software – Cloud Infrastructure.

OrionVM helps IT solution providers drive profit and deliver high-performing, enterprise-grade cloud services. Fueled by strong demand for its market-leading wholesale cloud platform, OrionVM achieved a record year in 2013 with a 20-fold increase of customers, adding enterprise clients such as Fastly, D-Link, and Vodafone, and launched key technology partnerships with Cumulus Networks and Mellanox. OrionVM is Australia’s largest wholesale cloud IaaS provider and recently announced their US expansion in early 2014 with a new headquarters office in San Francisco, CA.

“We are honored to be chosen as a finalist among so many leading companies nominated for this year’s American Business Awards,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “This recognition validates the impact of disruptive technologies like OrionVM’s cloud offering that are helping companies to remain competitive, increase efficiency, and generate new business.”

Finalists were chosen by more than 150 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. More than 150 members of several specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 13-22.

“The final judges have a difficult task ahead of them, to rank the Finalists, because there are so many great nominations this year,” said Stevie Awards president and founder Michael Gallagher.

Voting will open in early July for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a component of The American Business Awards that invites the general public to vote for their favorite new products of the year in a number of categories, including OrionVM’s category for Software – Cloud Infrastructure.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

OrionVM Expands Breakthrough IaaS Platform Into US

News Summary:

  • Building on strong performance in 2013, Australia’s largest wholesale cloud infrastructure provider consolidates its US presence with the opening of new headquarters in San Francisco
  • OrionVM reported tremendous traction across markets with leading SaaS companies, telcos, and service providers, adding notable enterprise clients to its roster including, Fastly, D-Link, and Vodafone
  • In addition to record customer growth, OrionVM today announced new features and pricing for its next-generation wholesale cloud platform

Full Story:
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 25, 2014) – 
OrionVM®, a leading provider of wholesale infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, announced today its US expansion with the launch of a new office in San Francisco’s booming tech community. Alongside the company’s US expansion comes the addition of market differentiating technology partners and new product features and pricing to innovate and disrupt the current cloud ecosystem.

OrionVM helps IT solution providers drive profit and deliver high-performing, enterprise-grade cloud services. Fueled by strong demand for its market-leading wholesale cloud platform, OrionVM achieved a record year in 2013 with a 20-fold increase of customers, adding enterprise clients such as Fastly, D-Link, and Vodafone, and launching key technology partnerships with Cumulus NetworksTMand Mellanox.

To help support this rapid growth, serve new markets and expand partner relationships, OrionVM announced new features and pricing for its wholesale cloud platform, including:

  • Pricing margins up to 80% off competitors such as Amazon
  • 40-1000 times the storage performance of a standard Amazon server
  • Fully redundant system for rapid fail-over of servers in the event of an outage, ensuring resiliency with multiple copies of all data
  • Agile and composable Cloud 2.0 IaaS platform that supports Private, Public, and Hybrid deployments

OrionVM is able to deliver world-class cloud at a remarkably lower cost because of efficiencies enabled by using technology commonly found in supercomputers. Mellanox’s Infiniband interconnect is an important piece of OrionVM’s groundbreaking distributed architecture. “Mellanox is pleased to be the interconnect of choice for the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform. By utilizing Mellanox’s InfiniBand interconnect solutions, OrionVM offers eight times more throughput with ten times lower latency than comparable Cloud IaaS providers based on 10 Gigabit Ethernet”” said Kevin Deierling, Vice President of Marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “OrionVM was visionary in being one the first to leverage InfiniBand to build cloud systems, and we will continue to work together to combine the latest advancements from Mellanox with OrionVM’s innovative architecture.”



Further demonstrating that technical innovation is essential for building the highest performing cloud IT is OrionVM’s partnership with Cumulus Networks: “The modern data center is one where compute, storage and networking can all run cohesively and resources can be optimized,” said Reza Malekzadeh, VP of Business, Cumulus Networks. “This is even more apparent as cloud environments grow and this is what OrionVM has successfully demonstrated. By deploying Cumulus® Linux®, OrionVM was able to deliver the same model proven in its Linux compute environment in its networking environment and leverage the same team for multiple workflows. This model is a true example of a modern data center.”



“OrionVM is experiencing exceptionally rapid growth across all markets, especially in the US, as there is a tremendous demand for high-performing IaaS that can also pass along high profit margins for MSPs, VARs, and IT brokers,” said Sheng Yeo, OrionVM CEO. “The ‘secret sauce’ of our technology enables us to offer next-gen cloud computing at up to 80% off the list price of public retailers like Amazon. We have engineered our compute, storage and networking components with such a high degree of efficiency that exceptional cost-savings emerge at every level of the tech stack with OrionVM.”



With operations in the US and Australia, OrionVM is shaking up the world of traditional enterprise IT. OrionVM offers breakthrough technology that empowers service providers to deliver an optimum cloud competency with rapid time-to-market minus the hurdle of any capital expenditure. OrionVM already powers publicly listed telcos, government agencies, and leading SaaS organizations. The company earned the backing of tech luminary Gordon Bell, and is well-positioned to completely disrupt the market by providing enterprise-class cloud infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of its incumbent vendors. Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm) for latest updates.

About OrionVM

OrionVM is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service 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 up to 80% off Amazon. Partners have full control – from a complete white-label rebrand to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s technical vision represents a fundamental advancement for Cloud 2.0 infrastructure, and 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’s headquarters is in Sydney Australia, with US offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit www.orionvm.com