FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RackWare, Inc., the leader in enabling comprehensive cloud computing management for the enterprise, today announced that CEO Sash Sunkara is a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2017 Northern California Region Award. Now celebrating its 31st year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities and 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Sunkara was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Finalists will be announced Monday, May 15, and winners will be announced at a black-tie Awards Gala on Friday, June 23, with more than 700 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as a semifinalist for this prestigious award for entrepreneurs,” said Sunkara. “I founded RackWare with a vision of what the cloud should be, enabling enterprises to break free of the data center and experience the value of hybrid cloud adoption. I’m still passionate about solving the most challenging problems facing cloud computing. At RackWare, we are committed to innovation and customer satisfaction.”
Today, RackWare is a recognized leader in cloud management and cloud disaster recovery. RackWare sells to Fortune 500 companies, and its product suite is critical to the smooth functioning of these businesses. RackWare has succeeded in the marketplace by supporting a broad set of systems and platforms. In fact, RackWare supports about 95 percent of a typical customer environment. That is a huge point of differentiation for customers who value ease of use and want to avoid the headaches and expense of additional integration work.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards gala is the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Learn more about Sunkara’s journey as an EY Entrepreneur of The Year semifinalist by following @RackWare.
RackWare brings intelligence and automation to the cloud, providing greater availability for enterprises, greater flexibility for enterprise IT users, and reduced costs for enterprise IT providers. Computing resources—physical, virtual, and cloud machines—can be easily and automatically scaled up or down as demand fluctuates. On average, RackWare customers realize a cost savings of 40 to 50 percent, while getting the highest performance and availability out of their cloud. RackWare was founded in 2009 and is based in Fremont, California.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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