Platform Computing Selected as Winner of 2010 CATAAlliance Innovation and
Technology Award for 'Emerging Technology'

Prestigious award recognizes leaders in Canadian technology community

TORONTO, May 20 /CNW/ -- Platform Computing announced today that it has been selected as the winner of the 2010 "TSX Award for Emerging Technology" by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA). Given in recognition for the recent launch of an innovative new product, Platform received the award for its private cloud management software product, Platform ISF.

    Supporting Quotes:

    --  "These award winners have shown that they are innovators and skilled
        business people. They are role models for the development of
        commercially successful enterprises in Canada. CATA's role as their
        advocate is to ensure that we create a rich foundation of programs
        and initiatives that enable leading entrepreneurs to launch their
        products and exploit their new business opportunities," said John
        Reid, president, CATA.

    --  "Platform has been an innovator in the Canadian technology community
        or over 18 years since our founder Songnian Zhou first created a
        vision of shared computing infrastructures," said James Pang, Vice
        President Product Management, Platform Computing. "As the leader of
        grid, cluster and cloud computing worldwide, we're really delighted
        to be recognized alongside fellow Canadian technology leaders by the
        CATA for our contributions to the technology industry."

    Key Points:

    --  The CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards are the most
        prestigious annual awards conferred on individuals and corporations
        by Canada's advanced technology community.  They are presented in
        recognition of exceptional contributions made to the creation of
        science and technology based industrial strength in Canada.  The
        awards gala was held on May 19th in Ottawa at the University of

    --  As one of the hottest and most hyped technologies on the market
        today, cloud computing is intended to be a game-changing way for
        businesses to run their IT departments more efficiently, share
        resources more effectively and maximize computing power across
        organizations. Introduced to the market in June 2009, Platform ISF is
        the first private cloud management product that efficiently manages
        application workloads over multiple virtual and physical platforms.

    --  After maintaining a longtime leadership position in grid and cluster
        management software, Platform saw an innovation opportunity to
        leverage its decades of experience delivering shared computing
        solutions to take advantage of the new IT business model that cloud
        computing offers.

    --  Platform ISF creates a shared infrastructure that can be used by any
        application, where resources are allocated to each application
        according to workload-smart and resource-aware policies. Private
        clouds deployed through Platform ISF allow IT departments to be more
        responsive to the needs of the enterprise by delivering application
        environments in minutes instead of weeks, while reducing IT costs
        through dramatically improved utilization with fewer resources.


About Platform Computing

Platform Computing is the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software - serving more than 2,000 of the world's most demanding organizations. For 17 years, our workload and resource management solutions have delivered IT responsiveness and lower costs for enterprise and HPC applications. Platform has strategic relationships with Cray, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and SAS. Visit


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