PlateSpin wins International Business Award for Best New Company

Quoting from official announcement:

PlateSpin Ltd has been awarded a 2005 International Business Award for Best New Company in 2005. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace. In the same awards, PlateSpin PowerP2V was recognized as a finalist in the Best New Product Category.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word ?crowned,? the awards will be presented to winners at a gala dinner on Thursday, May 19 in the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City. The ceremonies will be videocast live worldwide by Speedera Networks, and will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A by the Business TalkRadio Network.

In March of 2003 PlateSpin Ltd. was founded to address enterprise datacenter needs, helping datacenter managers that are faced with shrinking budgets and increased capability expectations. Now, with well over 250 customers and 60 resellers, PlateSpin is providing the world?s first fully automated server workload portability platform, which allows operating systems and their associated applications and data to be moved between physical and virtual machine server infrastructure with zero manual effort for VMware ESX Server, VMware GSX Server, and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005. This platform allows PlateSpin to offer commercial solutions that address the needs of IT server consolidation, improved business continuity and disaster planning as well as the way IT test labs are managed.

?Our recent market success and the achievement of being selected for the Best New Company Stevie Award are a result of the dedication and hard work of the team here at PlateSpin? said Stephen Pollack, PlateSpin?s CEO. ?We focus on solving real business problems in the datacenter. We do that by listening to our customers and by creating the best solutions on the market. The fact that our flagship product, PlateSpin PowerP2V was named as a finalist in the Best New Product category is a testimony to PlateSpin ingenuity and customer focus.?

Recipients of the International Stevie Award trophies were selected from more than 600 nominations received from companies and individuals in more than 30 countries. Twenty-one nations have at least one International Stevie winner each, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A.

Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected International Stevie winners from among the Finalists, which were determined by volunteer judges around the world during two months of preliminary judging. ?This year we saw a greater international representation among the entries, and this is reflected in the number of countries that are represented in the winners? circle,? said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards, the organization that runs The International Business Awards. ?We congratulate all of the Finalists and International Stevie Awards winners, and we look forward to honoring them for their achievements at our gala awards dinner in New York on May 19.?