Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A New Competition Launches for Hot Cloud Start-ups

The Cloud Ethernet Forum has kicked off a competition to identify and support the hottest start-ups powered by cloud technologies.  This competition is for pre-IPO cloud companies, and provides two award categories:

  • The Hottest Cloud Start-up -- preparing for early stage A-round funding
  • The Hottest Pre-IPO Cloud Company -- for those companies at a more advanced B/C round stage.

"We are throwing the door wide open to fresh, original thinking. But there are three key criteria that will be strictly enforced: it must be something new and different; it must be practical; and above all it must deliver significant benefits. As a participant in the OpenCloud Project, winners will have a head start on interoperability with the systems of major datacenter, network service, and cloud and software providers. There could not be a better head-start in any development or go-to-market process," stated James Walker, CEF President and Vice President for Managed Network Services at Tata Communications.

The competition is open for entries until 2nd February, 2015 and a shortlist of finalists will be announced at the end of February.

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