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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 6th December 2013 –, a leading provider of Cloud & SaaS Applications, today announced that it was named Winner for the 2013 UP-START Cloud Award for “Best SaaS Application 2013” The company was recognised for its newly launched product called “ownCloud”.

The UP-START Award Winners are disruptive and next-generation cloud computing companies, who are defining cloud technology and selected by cloud industry experts during a 2-stage open vote, Winners presented their solutions to attendees of the UP Cloud Computing Conference in Santa Clara on 3rd December 2013, where during the final round of voting was concluded.

Winners were announced after on-site attendees voted for the most outstanding cloud solution, measured by technical innovation, marketability and likelihood to be a market leader.

“We are delighted to have been selected as a Winner in the 2013 UP-START Cloud awards. It’s great to see Australian companies like ours competing on the world stage and succeeding. Cloud computing is getting very complex, with employees using a mix of web, virtual and physical applications, and accessing them from all sorts of devices. IT desperately needs a way to determine the most effective delivery vehicles, and make it easy and fast for users to get their applications and content. This is exactly what our solutions make possible,” said Anthony Banek, CEO of “We’re thrilled that, like the many businesses that have adopted our solution, the UP Cloud community recognises the value of our unique approach.”

About the UP-START Cloud Awards
The UP-Start 2013 cloud awards – part of the UP 2013 cloud computing conference took place December 3rd 2013 in Santa Clara. Full details on the event and the awards can be found at The UP-START Cloud Awards are established in the cloud community as the de-facto recognition platform to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of cloud computing to the business and technology community. The UP-START Cloud Awards were founded in 2010 by Cloudcor, Inc.®, to recognize extraordinary achievements in the cloud industry. These prestigious awards are defined as a result of voting by people at the heart of the cloud community, including Cloudcor’s significant LinkedIn cloud user group, comprising 250,000+ cloud professionals.