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ORIONVM® HONORED AS SILVER STEVIE® AWARD WINNER IN 2017 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS(SM)

Stevie winners will be presented with their awards on June 20 in New York 

 

Stevie Silver Award Winner 2017San Francisco, CA– May 2, 2017 – OrionVM®, a leading provider of wholesale infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year category in The 15th Annual American Business Awards today.

 

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 meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 20. Tickets are now on sale.

 

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.  OrionVM was nominated in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year  category for up to 100 employees.

OrionVM is providing a revolutionary hyperconverged IaaS suite in a crowded market place. With the company’s year over year growth it is positioned with unique opportunities by providing white label options for IT solution providers to drive profit and deliver high-performing, enterprise-grade cloud services at market leading price to performance ratios. Partners are able to quickly and easily launch a branded cloud offering, with no CapEx, at up to 80% off Amazon prices. In the words of the Stevie Award judges: “OrionVM proves economic optimization is directly related to the evolution of integration.”

“OrionVM is able to deliver world-class cloud at a remarkably lower cost because of efficiencies enabled by using technology commonly found in supercomputers,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “We envisioned a better way to deliver the cloud and we are energized by the company’s growth and the growth our partners have seen by utilizing our technology to underpin a wide universe of offerings from eCommerce and web hosting to big data and analytics and more.”

 

More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

 

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

 

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

 

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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
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com.

 

 

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HostingCon Global 2015: why taking a cloud position means big bucks.

 

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We wrapped up an exciting and eventful HostingCon Global 2015 last week in sunny San Diego and wanted to share some key takeaways and impressions from the show. During the three day conference we met many hosting companies, tech vendors and IT pros at our booth, the wholesale cloud panel, and various parties and sessions.

When it comes to wholesale cloud, it’s fascinating to watch potential clients discover a solution like OrionVM, and realize what it truly enables for them in terms of features, time-to-market and revenue upside. At first they can be a little incredulous…”Really? You can’t be 50% less expensive than AWS and actually deliver a higher performing platform?!??” Then there usually is a “light bulb” moment when they understand that OrionVM’s cloud architecture really is different from anything else on the market. Suddenly the excitement of how easily they can deploy premium cloud services and what this means for their business hits them – especially in contrast to traditional approaches that had framed their expectations in the past.

Timing also is a key factor, as many orgs we spoke with already had million dollar investments in OpenStack or VMware deployments still being leveraged for ROI.  The irony is that their commitment to these legacy systems often prevents them from achieving the very benefits they seek e.g. increasing operational agility, ability to layer in new services, and generating enough profit margin vs. the price drops of the IaaS retailers like AWS that they must continually compete against.

“The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.” – Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School

From MSP to CSP – hosting companies that have traditionally sold hardware know they need to offer cloud, but they often do not see a clear, profitable path to doing this. Wholesale cloud has emerged as the disruptive third option between the complexity/cost of building their own infrastructure, and the thin margins, limited support, and hidden scaling costs of using a public IaaS retailer.

Wholesale Superstructure presentation and panel

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The themes of Cloud 2.0 and the wholesale business model were hot topics during our presentation and panel on Tuesday: Wholesale Superstructure: Evolving Cloud via Tech Innovation. The presentation focused on showing the dynamic relationship between tech innovation, the wholesale business model, and the growing segment of MSPs, SIs and VARs now able to compete against larger players. We explored how building and deploying enterprise-grade cloud is a difficult task – but one that has been radically transformed via technical breakthroughs and the extreme design efficiency of new cloud architecture. Leveraging these advancements, wholesale cloud now allows service providers to 1) quickly launch infrastructure services under their own brand. 2) generate new recurring revenue streams, and 3) concentrate on what they do best to gain a competitive advantage and succeed.

Cumulus Networks and Centered Networks, valued technology partners also joined our panel and both eloquently spoke about the IT trends and issues they were seeing amongst their clients and in the market.  Some of the questions we tackled included:

  • Where are you seeing the most traction?  Who’s driving cloud projects in organizations?
  • What are some of the biggest infrastructure challenges or concerns you have seen from clients or partners?
  • Is Cloud a pure commodity (e.g., race to the bottom) or is it more of a strategic decision?

While there was some debate and differing opinions, one thing that everyone agreed on were the tremendous opportunities new technologies (software-defined datacenter, hyperconverged infrastructure, open networking etc.) have brought to the industry. Stay tuned for more analysis and a deeper exploration of these themes as they are central to our thought leadership and content roadmap.

Discover What’s Possible

The theme of HostingCon was highly relevant, given that “discovering what’s possible” is key to making better informed IT purchasing decisions and choosing the best product/services for your specific requirements. And this, really, is what infrastructure hosting is all about. As discovery is an ongoing process, events like HostingCon are great touch points for staying abreast of the latest advancements and learning how your IT options may have evolved/expanded.

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In addition to winning a Sony Playstation PS4 (thank you Staminus) and eating way too much pasta in the Gaslight district – we left San Diego with some new friends and serious momentum to drive us as we continue to evangelize wholesale cloud and the new opportunities/profitability it brings to the hosting industry and beyond.

Did we miss you at the show? No worries, drop us a line here and take advantage of our HostingCon special (limited time offer!).