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Tech Trailblazers Awards Finalists Announced

Which startups have the most promising technologies? Vote for your favorites now

London, 20th November 2012 - The first-annual Tech Trailblazers Awards for enterprise information technology startups today announced shortlisted finalists across the nine categories: Big Data, Cloud, Emerging Markets, Infosecurity, Mobile, Networking, Storage, Sustainable IT and Virtualization.

The first outing of the awards received a considerable groundswell of high quality entrants making the judging quite a challenge.

The winners of the Tech Trailblazers Awards 2012 will be determined by the voting public and the judging panel. Which startups have the most promising technologies? Discover the finalists and vote for your favorites now from the Tech Trailblazers website just click on the Vote Now tab.

Finalists in the Tech Trailblazers Awards 2012

Big Data
-DataSift (@DataSift), www.datasift.com
-GoodData (@GoodData), www.gooddata.com
-GridStore (@GridStore), www.gridstore.com
-MapR (@MapR), www.mapr.com
-Verdigris Tech (@Verdigristech), www.verdigristech.com

Cloud
-Backupify (@Backupify), www.backupify.com
-CloudLock (@CloudLock), www.cloudlock.com
-SaaSID (@SaaSID), www.saasid.com
-Tiatros (@Tiatros), www.tiatros.com
-Virtustream (@Virtustream), www.virtustream.com
-Zadara Storage (@ZadaraStorage), www.zadarastorage.com

Emerging Markets
-ABCD Experts (@ABCDexperts), www.abcdexperts.com
-Chalet Tech (@ChaletTech), www.chalettech.com
-CloudByte (@CloudByteInc), www.cloudbyte.com
-SustainableIT (Twitter: @sustainableIT), www.sustainableit.co.za
-Infotectsecurity, www.infotectsecurity.com

Mobile
-Genwi (@Genwi), www.genwi.com
-GoCanvas (@GoCanvas), www.gocanvas.com
-ImageVisionLabs (@ImageVisionLabs), www.imagevision.com
-Mezeo (@Mezeo), www.mezeo.com
-Moasis (@MoasisGlobal), www.moasisglobal.com

Networking
-Aryaka (@AryakaNetworks), www.aryaka.com
-Embrane (@Embrane), www.embrane.com
-Infineta (@Infineta), www.infineta.com

Security
-Chalet Tech (@ChaletTech), www.chalettech.com
-CipherCloud (@CipherCloud), www.ciphercloud.com
-Dome9 (@Dome9), www.dome9.com
-SaaSID (@SaaSID), www.saasid.com
-Vaultive (@Vaultive), www.vaultive.com
-Ventisys (@Ventisys), www.ventisys.com

Storage
-Actifio (@Actifio), www.actifio.com
-CTERA (@CTERA), www.ctera.com
-SMART Storage Systems (@SMARTSSD), www.smartstoragesys.com
-SolidFire (@SolidFire), www.solidfire.com
-Virtual Instruments (@Virtual_Inst), www.virtualinstruments.com

Sustainable IT
-Building Sustainability (@BSLEnergyTeam), www.buildingsustainability.net
-GreenQloud (@GreenQloud), www.greenqloud.com
-Iceotope (@Iceotope), www.iceotope.com
-Nutanix (@Nutanix), www.nutanix.com
-SustainableIT (@SustainableIT), www.sustainableit.co.za

Virtualization
-GreenBytes (@GetGreenBytes), www.getgreenbytes.com
-Nutanix (@Nutanix), www.nutanix.com
-Virtual Instruments (@Virtual_Inst), www.virtualinstruments.com
-VMTurbo (@VMTurbo), www.vmturbo.com
-Zerto (@ZertoCorp), www.zerto.com

Rose Ross, founder of the Tech Trailblazers Awards, commented, "The Tech Trailblazers Awards were designed to put a spotlight on the best-of-the-best of new technology startups from around the world. Our shortlists highlight some of the hidden gems of the global enterprise information technology industry, from Iceland to Israel, from Singapore to the Silicon Valley."

Ross added, "Our global community of judges had some hard work to do in selecting the shortlists from an impressive pool of contenders, but they did a great job. The 41 finalists in the Tech Trailblazers Awards represent some rising stars in the technology world—pioneers who are helping invent the systems that make business faster, more efficient, more secure, more environmentally friendly and, ultimately, more connected."

All voters will be entered into a draw where winners will be selected at random to receive one of 5 exclusive Tech Trailblazers Awards t-shirts or one of 5 year subscriptions to Prezi.

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Media Contacts

For Tech Trailblazers Awards
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About the Tech Trailblazers Awards
www.techtrailblazers.com
Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups that are less than five years old and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognize startup innovation, but also proactively help startups grow their businesses with exclusive coaching, mentoring and development from VCs and leading CTOs as well as an estimated prize fund worth in excess of $1m. The awards seek to recognize true innovators in the following enterprise technology and other areas:

  • Big Data Trailblazers

  • Cloud Trailblazers

  • Emerging Markets Trailblazers

  • Mobile Technology Trailblazers

  • Networking Trailblazers

  • Security Trailblazers

  • Storage Trailblazers

  • Sustainable IT Trailblazers

  • Virtualization Trailblazers

For more information, please email us at innovate@techtrailblazers.com, follow us on Twitter @techtrailblaze or via the hashtag #TTAwards, or visit us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/tech-trailblazers-awards.

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