BlueStripe Software Selected to the First Annual InformationWeek Startup 50

April 21, 2009

Recognition validates BlueStripe’s leadership position in the Application Service Management (ASM) market for addressing critical challenges facing the enterprise

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 21 /PRNewswire/ — One day after securing an additional $8 million in funding, BlueStripe Software, the industry’s first provider of Application Service Management (ASM) solutions for dynamic data centers, today announced that it was named to the first annual listing of the InformationWeek Startup 50, revealed in the April 20th edition of InformationWeek Magazine and on InformationWeek.com.

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InformationWeek’s Startup 50 is a list of the top 50 business technology startups selected by InformationWeek readers and editors. Companies were selected in a three-step process that involved nomination, online voting, and editorial vetting. The technologies and the companies behind them were evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Innovation and their ability to inject new ways of doing things into business processes
  • Value, which is reflected in lower costs, increased sales, higher productivity, or improved customer loyalty
  • Enterprise-readiness, meaning that a product or service scales and can be deployed and managed as necessary by IT pros

BlueStripe’s flagship product, FactFinder, enables enterprises to successfully stage, deploy, and manage business-critical applications. FactFinder provides the application discovery and unique service-level driven capabilities for application support with unsurpassed intelligence into the performance and behavior of these applications. This allows users to understand the structure and relationship of their applications to efficiently manage them, identify performance issues, and perform triage to resolve issues quickly.

Industry analysts continue to see growth in the virtualization market as enterprises strive to lower costs and realize IT infrastructure resource gains in today’s economy. “Today’s organizations are pushing hard to realize the benefits of virtualizing their systems, but new challenges are arising as easy conversions are completed,” said BlueStripe co-founder and CEO Chris Neal. “The IT management problems that BlueStripe set out to solve — application visibility and management capabilities across any environment — are certainly resonating with the market. We’re privileged to be playing such a significant role in defining what we believe will be an important class of products and technology that is helping enterprises address a new set of IT management challenges.”

FactFinder is the industry’s only solution to enable enterprises to stage, deploy, and manage business-critical applications during physical to virtual (P2V) conversions, new application roll-outs, and production deployments. By bridging the gap between enterprise applications and the new virtual environments on which they are being deployed, FactFinder gives IT support teams the management visibility, the tools to measure, and the ability to triage their critical business applications.

“It was difficult to limit ourselves to 50 startups because there’s a lot of exciting companies out there,” said Andrew Conry-Murray, Business Editor, InformationWeek. “That said, we believe the InformationWeek Startup 50 have innovative solutions to critical business problems and are worthy of enterprise consideration.”

InformationWeek editors and readers identified young companies that are ready to address the critical challenges facing the enterprise. Whether it is securing networks, cutting costs or streamlining IT operations and business processes, the InformationWeek Startup 50 provides IT professionals and executives insight on new and innovative solutions from the named companies.

Since launching the company in September 2008, BlueStripe has garnered extensive attention, including IDG’s Network World selecting the company as one of its “10 IT Management Start-Ups to Watch”; eWEEK identifying BlueStripe’s FactFinder as an IT Infrastructure “Product to Watch”; and FactFinder was a Best of VMworld 2008 Finalist by TechTarget Inc.’s SearchServerVirtualization.com in the application and infrastructure management category.

The full list of the InformationWeek Startup 50: Business Technology Companies To Watch, along with analysis by InformationWeek editors, can be found online at: http://www.informationweek.com/news/services/saas/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=216600068.

About BlueStripe Software

BlueStripe Software is the industry’s first provider of Application Service Management (ASM) solutions for dynamic data centers. BlueStripe’s flagship product suite, FactFinder, eliminates the barriers to migrating and managing business-critical applications on virtual server platforms. Based in the Research Triangle Park area in Morrisville, N.C., BlueStripe is led by an executive team that has built some of the industry’s leading enterprise application management companies, including Wily Technology, Relicore, Computer Associates and IBM/Tivoli. For additional information, please visit www.bluestripe.com.

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