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Cloudant Wins 2014 IBM Beacon Award for Best IBM SoftLayer-based Cloud Solution

  (February 11, 2014)
Cloudant Wins 2014 IBM Beacon Award for Best IBM SoftLayer-based Cloud Solution

Boston (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider Cloudant was named a winner of a 2014 IBM Beacon Award for Best IBM SoftLayer-based Cloud Solution. Each year, this honor is awarded to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way their clients and industries do business.

Our customer Hothead Games experienced a surge in downloads when one of its mobile games was featured in the Apple App Store, overwhelming the applications back-end. In order to scale to meet customer demand, Hothead Games switched from an on-premise database to Cloudant DBaaS running on IBM SoftLayer, said Cloudant CEO Derek Schoettle. Without IBM and IBM SoftLayers global network of data centers, Cloudant wouldnt be able to provide this level of service and scalability to customers.

The Beacon Awards are IBMs premier Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, and selected by leading industry influencers and IBM executives from among hundreds of nominations, IBM's Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions resulting in client transformation and business growth. This years awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 27 award categories.


This years Beacon Award winners are Business Partners who have truly demonstrated their ability to develop new, advanced approaches to solving challenges while also transforming the way their clients and industries conduct business, said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. Were honored to recognize Cloudant for winning the Beacon Award for Best IBM SoftLayer-based Cloud Solution and for consistently delivering value to our mutual customers.

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including information about this years winners and finalists, please visit https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/pw_com_prb_beacon.

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive Business Partner program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.

To find an IBM Business Partner with a particular set of skills, a technology reseller or a consultant with industry expertise, visit the Business Partner Locator at https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/search.jsp.

For a free Cloudant account, go to https://cloudant.com/sign-up to get started.

About Cloudant
Cloudant provides the worlds first globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for loading, storing, analyzing, and distributing operational application data for developers of large and/or fast-growing Web and mobile applications. Cloudants DBaaS is a managed service that helps developers eliminate the delays, costs, and distractions inherent in working with databases and their administrators, while providing unmatched scalability, availability, and performance. This capability accelerates time-to-market and time-to-innovation because it frees developers from the mechanics of data management so they can focus exclusively on creating great applications. Cloudant is privately held and backed by top-tier investors including Avalon Ventures, Devonshire Investors, the private equity firm affiliated with Fidelity Investments, In-Q-Tel, Rackspace® Hosting, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Toba Capital, and Y Combinator. For more information, visit https://cloudant.com.

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