ST. LOUIS--(Contegix, the cloud computing, managed hosting and colocation company known for its Go Beyond philosophy, today announced it is awarding $5,000 in MiraCloud hosting service credits to each of the 15 winners of the inaugural 2012 Arch Grants Business Plan Competition.)--
“These young companies show tremendous promise and we are pleased to offer them access to MiraCloud, the industry’s most customizable cloud computing platform.”
Contegix’s awards for the Arch Grants winners are the latest in a string of efforts that demonstrate the company’s passion for entrepreneurship and its knowledge of the unique challenges in starting a business.
Arch Grants seeks to create a more robust startup culture in St. Louis, offering funding and support to startups remaining or transitioning to downtown St. Louis. Through the Business Plan Competition, Arch Grants selects promising startups to receive monetary support and provides access to networking, mentoring and other various business services. This year’s winners include Companion Pharma Inc., Food Essentials, Graematter Inc., IDC projects, Iveria, Laborvoices, Material Mix, Med Preps, Observable Networks, Obsorb, Pharos Scientific, Saturnis, simMachines, tech.li, and Rocket Rack.
Contegix is proud to be a supporting partner of this competition and is offering each winner $5,000 in service credits on its state-of-the-art, MiraCloud cloud computing platform. With MiraCloud, these bright startups can focus more on their day-to-day operations while saving significantly on IT costs.
“We are committed to investing not only in the St. Louis community, but also in cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit,” said Matthew Porter, Contegix co-founder and CEO, who also served as a finalist judge in the competition. “These young companies show tremendous promise and we are pleased to offer them access to MiraCloud, the industry’s most customizable cloud computing platform.”
The Arch Grants awards will introduce local companies to Contegix’s cloud computing platform MiraCloud, launched in October 2011. MiraCloud offers customers a cloud computing platform that includes a Convenience Class, Business Class and Enterprise Class. It delivers the promise of a truly multi-tiered cloud with options that range from self-managed cloud computing to a private enterprise cloud with the ability to choose elements from each class to suit various mission critical needs. For example, startups can choose different MiraCloud classes for various applications, multiple hypervisor support, and mixed needs within the Contegix public cloud and their own private cloud. Contegix is the first cloud company to offer such a customizable cloud platform.
For more information about MiraCloud, including full product details, go to http://www.contegix.com/cloud.
Contegix provides custom and strategic cloud, colocation and managed hosting solutions for enterprise applications and infrastructure. Our revolutionary MiraCloud hosting solution, with its three service classes, leads the industry in flexibility. The company delivers proactive, passionate support that is unparalleled in the industry. All Contegix solutions encompass supporting dedicated hardware and operating system management, deploying and configuring software, and offering complete licensing management. Contegix’s award-winning service is delivered by a staff of Tier-3 engineers from its global headquarters in St. Louis, MO. Current clients and partners include Nestle Purina, eBay, Electronic Arts, United Airlines, Flite.com, VMware and Atlassian. For additional information, visit www.contegix.com or call 1 (877) 426-6834.