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Virtustream xStream Cloud Platform Named Finalist for 2012 Datacentre Solutions Award

Virtustream, Inc., the cloud solutions provider, today announced that the xStream Cloud Platform has been named as a finalist in the Private Cloud category of the Datacentre Solutions Awards. This annual award honors products, solutions and services driving technology innovation in the data center.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Datacentre Solutions Awards as a leader in the popular Private Cloud category,” said Karl Deacon, managing director of Virtustream in the EMEA region. “In an industry that is constantly reinventing itself, this nomination validates our position as a cloud leader providing innovative solutions that help enterprise customers move mission critical workloads to the cloud.”

xStream is the industry's first cloud solution to use µVMTM (Micro-VM) technology to provide efficiency that extends significantly beyond traditional virtualization and enables a truly consumption based pricing model. The xStream platform supports complex enterprise IT systems, providing companies with a robust, secure cloud environment built from the ground up to support enterprise applications. The Virtustream cloud platform enables customers to move both legacy and web-scale applications to the cloud, benefiting from compelling cloud economics, offering industry leading application-level SLAs, in a highly secure cloud with built-in data protection and disaster recovery.

Recognizing the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors, each DCS nomination is first validated by a judging panel of respected editors and analysts. The voting is then open to the public for consideration. To cast your vote, please visit Voting will conclude May 7, and the winner of the 2012 Datacentre Private Cloud Product of the Year category will be announced May 23 in London.

About Virtustream

Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise-class cloud solutions for enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream simplifies moving complex IT to the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud.

Virtustream offers xStream, a secure, high performance cloud solution, providing high availability, highly secure enterprise-class clouds, with application level SLAs. xStream is available both as a software solution for existing data centers/clouds and also as a managed service delivered from Virtustream's virtual private cloud. Virtustream also offers comprehensive professional services to assist customers to design, migrate, and manage clouds.

Virtustream offers xStream worldwide, owns and operates data centers in the U.S. and EMEA, operates an international Cloud Exchange, and has offices in New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Atlanta, London, Toronto and Dublin with partners in Asia and China.

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