UPSTART awards b190 UP 2010 Awards: Four winning companies emerge as industry leadersYesterday, at the UP 2010 Cloud Computing Conference, PwC US and Cloudcor, Inc. announced the four winners of the UP 2010 Cloud Computing Awards.
Out of more than 150 submissions and 25 finalists, four companies were selected as the winners of the UP 2010 Cloud Computing Awards:

Fastest Growing Cloud Provider Award
Audience Choice Award: Marketo
Judge’s Choice Award: ServiceMesh, Inc.

Efficiency in Technology Award
Audience Choice Award: Amazon Web Services
Judge’s Choice Award: Amazon Web Services

Most Promising UP-START Cloud Provider Award
Audience Choice Award: CloudSwitch, Inc.
Judge’s Choice Award: StorSimple

Overall Most Innovative Cloud Provider Award
Audience Choice Award: Pareto Networks and Salesforce.com (tie)
Judge’s Choice Award: BeyondCore

PwC was Platinum Sponsor for the UP 2010 Cloud Computing Conference and the Cloud Computing Awards.
“PwC is dedicated to the support and encouragement of new technologies, particularly in the field of cloud computing,” said Mike Pearl, PwC principal and U.S. cloud computing leader. “The UP 2010 Cloud Computing Awards provide participants with an opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities and earn recognition from their peers in the marketplace.  We are honored to help facilitate that process.”

About UP 2010

UP 2010 (15 – 19 November 2010), is the world’s first truly “hybrid” cloud computing conference for business leaders, IT professionals and investors. UP 2010 is an affordable “hybrid” conference with both physical locations and full virtual deployment. Conference attendees will be able to attend in person, online or any combination of the two and will immensely benefit from thought provoking conference panels, collaborative workshops, and tutorials, which are selected to cover a range of the hottest topics in Cloud Computing.