December 22, 2011 : San Mateo, Calif. – December 22, 2011 – Appirio, a technology-enabled services provider that helps enterprises power their business with the cloud, has been named by Gartner as one of the leading providers of Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) in their recent Who's Who in Cloud Services Brokerage report, 2011. According to the report, "the CSB role will affect how many providers deliver solutions across much of the $862 billion IT services industry.""In a world that's as fast paced and complex as cloud computing, cloud brokers can help IT hedge risk, clarify strategy and integrate this new paradigm into existing processes and technology," said Narinder Singh, chief strategy officer, Appirio. "Our pure cloud focus and unique delivery model has allowed us to be a trusted partner to enterprise IT and we're excited for what the future holds."
As stated in the report: "CSB is a form of intermediation for cloud-centric IT and business projects. The role has emerged as end users seek help managing the consumption of cloud computing." The report, authored by Benoit J. Lheureux, Daryl C. Plummer, Tiffani Bova, Michele Cantara, Eric Knipp and Paolo Malinverno, was published November 21, 2011.
Appirio was also named this year as a Cool Vendor in Application Development by Gartner Inc. in its 2011 report authored by Thomas E. Murphy, David Norton, Jim Duggan and Eric Knipp, published April 15, 2011.
About AppirioAppirio accelerates the cloud-powered business, helping enterprises achieve real results from cloud applications and platforms like salesforce.com, Google and Workday. Appirio has worked with more than 250 enterprise customers including organizations like City of Los Angeles, Facebook, Flextronics, Home Depot, International Hotels Group, Japan Post Network, Ltd., L'Oreal, NetApp, NYU, Starbucks, Thomson Reuters and VMware. Appirio's technology-enabled professional services are supported by a team of 400 cloud experts and CloudSpokes, a nearly 30,000 person-strong global cloud developer community. The company's expertise and innovative brokerage technology have been recognized by organizations such as the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, InformationWeek, and IDC. Appirio has offices in the U.S., Europe and Japan, and is backed by Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital.About Gartner's Cool VendorGartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.