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AppFormix Selected as Finalist for MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase

The 13th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium has named AppFormix a finalist for the 2016 Innovation Showcase. AppFormix and nine other recipients will present to many of the world’s most creative and influential IT executives at the Symposium on May 18, 2016. 

Last week, AppFormix received another major industry recognition when judges awarded the company with the Best of Interop 2016 Grand Award over perennial winners VMware and Cisco. AppFormix received the honor in addition to two other Best of Interop awards at the event.

The AppFormix cloud service optimization platform uses advanced analytics and orchestration to improve application performance in hybrid and private clouds.

“We are thrilled to invite AppFormix and nine other top companies to our 2016 Innovation Showcase,” said Anton Teodorescu, Co-Chair of the Innovation Showcase. “Their technologies are leading edge, and will be vital to empowering the future digital economy.”

The Innovation Showcase judges evaluated and selected AppFormix for this honor based on four important criteria:

1. Actively provides a B2B or B2C enterprise IT solution product to the market;

2. Is a startup with less than $10 million in 2015 revenues;

3. Is selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate IT departments; and

4. Shows innovation and/or strategic value with high potential impact on the top and/or bottom lines.

The Innovation Showcase will take place at 5:30 pm in the Kresge courtyard tent on Wednesday, May 18, at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The agenda is available at

Earlier this spring, AppFormix achieved three significant milestones toward its goal of moving the slow, sleepy monitoring technology market into the service-optimization era:

  • In March, the startup announced that it had successfully integrated its technology with the Kubernetes container cluster management project, for public and private clouds including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
  • In April, AppFormix and Intel announced a deal to integrate AppFormix software into Intel’s newest processor family, leveraging Intel RDT to manage workloads and containers at the processor level.
  • Also in April, Rackspace announced that it will license AppFormix software and integrate it as part of its OpenStack private cloud solutions, making Rackspace the first cloud service provider to deliver a new level of cloud optimization by offering complete workload isolation using Intel Resource Director Technology (RDT).
  • In May, the company was selected for Best of Interop (see above).

“AppFormix offers a solution that every cloud operator will soon demand to optimize their cloud resources and revolutionize data centers of every shape and size,” said Sumeet Singh, founder and CEO of AppFormix. “We are thrilled to be named an Innovation Showcase finalist not only because of the prestigious endorsement it implies but also because it provides a valuable opportunity for us to share our story with global CIOs and industry experts most apt to appreciate the value of the solution and recognize its potential to reshape the cloud optimization landscape.”

Published Thursday, May 12, 2016 5:03 AM by David Marshall
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