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Gartner Names Voxel to Cool Vendor List

voxel-net-logoGartner reportedly has named Voxel – a provider of managed hosting and content delivery network solutions – in its list of “Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009.”

According to Gartner (News – Alert), a cool vendor is a company that offers technologies or solutions that enable users to do things they couldn’t do before. Qualifying products or services must have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in the past six months or so.

Voxel’s (News – Alert) Content Delivery Network uses VoxCAST to eliminate scalability problems caused by today’s high-bandwidth, media-rich Web applications. VoxCAST is a high performance Content Delivery Network that facilitates quick global distribution of static content, live audio/video streams and bandwidth-hungry applications.

Although the internet industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, budgets are being squeezed across the board. In such a scenario, there’s a need for transparently priced, supported infrastructure solutions that include on-demand CDN services and instantly-scalable dedicated and virtualized cloud hosting. Voxel claims that the company fulfilling these needs and providing services to more than 1,500 customers in this way.

“We consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner to be confirmation of our status as a leader and innovator in Internet Infrastructure,” said Voxel’s chief executive officer and founder, Raj Dutt. “We continue to build services that address the evolving needs of Web businesses. Advancements in dynamic infrastructure and cloud computing have a direct benefit to our customers. Through companies like Voxel, cloud-bursting is finally available in a supported manner.”

Instead of providing a detailed list of vendors in any given technology area, Gartner focuses on interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. With respect to this research, Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied which includes any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Recently, the company reported a 72 percent increase in net income and a 63 percent increase in total revenue in 2008. At the end of 2008, Voxel’s private international IP backbone included 15 points-of-presence, connecting major Internet hubs across the world, the company said. Recent network and hosting expansions included the Amsterdam and Singapore markets, marking Voxel’s first expansion into Asia.

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