Aspera Named to GigaOM Structure 50 List

San Francisco, Calif. – May 19, 2011 – Aspera Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world's digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions, and GigaOM, a leading business media company, today announced that Aspera has been named to the inaugural Structure 50 list, the first industry ranking by GigaOM of the top cloud computing and infrastructure companies.

Selected through a rigorous review by GigaOM editors, Aspera and the other Structure 50 companies encompass a wide range of innovators – from rising stars like DotCloud and Nimbula, to industry leaders such as Akamai, Cisco and Apple. A full list of winners can be found on the Structure 50 website.

“The companies in the Structure 50 are changing the face of computing. Editors at GigaOM reviewed hundreds of companies to select these top 50 cloud computing innovators based on their product innovation, market impact, technology development, and visionary leadership,” said Derrick Harris, GigaOM Structure Editor and Conference Chair. “The inaugural Structure 50 list recognizes the enormous contribution these leading companies are making to business, technology and society.”

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as a leading file transport provider in cloud computing,” said Michelle Munson, president and co-founder of Aspera. “Organizations moving to the cloud have consistently chosen Aspera to efficiently and reliably manage the movement of Big Data. This award validates Aspera’s ongoing work to optimize global workflows for cloud adopters.”

All of the Structure 50 companies will be recognized at GigaOM Structure 2011, the industry’s most influential cloud computing conference. Structure 2011 will take place June 22-23, 2011 in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center. Now in its fourth year, Structure 2011 is the pivotal, must-attend conference for the top executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and technology directors leading the cloud computing and Internet infrastructure industries.


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