SingleHop Platform Honored as the ‘Most Innovative Cloud Enablement Tool’ of 2014

PHOENIX – Sept. 8, 2014 – SingleHop, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed hosting and on-demand infrastructure, has been selected a winner of Channel Partner’s 2014 Cloudys Cloud Channel Innovations Awards. SingleHop’s LEAP3, one of the first proprietary automation platforms in the market that allows users to easily design, deploy and manage hybrid infrastructure in minutes, was awarded “Most Innovative Cloud Enablement Tool.”

“LEAP3 was created so that our partners have the ability to deploy and manage hybrid cloud solutions for their customers as easily and efficiently a possible. We bring enterprise-class technology to our end-users and make it consumable on demand,” said Mark Mercado, Vice President of Channel at SingleHop. “Our increasing number of industry accolades, especially in the indirect sales community, is proof that we are on the right path of innovation and service quality. SingleHop will continue to execute on this plan to provide custom-built solutions from a mix of leading enterprise-class technologies. LEAP3 is just another way that we make selling cloud easier for our partners.”

SingleHop’s LEAP3 Control Center offers customers comprehensive control over their servers, firewalls, load balancers, storage, and more. The platform offers the ability to design, deploy, configure, control, clone, monitor, manage, resize, scale, virtual and physical servers, at anytime and from any device in any of SingleHop’s global data centers.

“The response to the inaugural Channel Partners Cloudys awards has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Khali Henderson, Editor-in-Chief of Channel Partners. “This program rewards innovation across the cloud ecosystem and success in a world where traditional distinctions among developer, vendor, provider and partner blur.”

To determine the winners of The Cloudys, companies were asked to demonstrate how they are driving innovation in the cloud channel — either for their partners or for their business customers.

Channel Partners editors evaluated and scored all applications to determine the winners in five categories, including:

  • Most Innovative Cloud Service
  • Most Innovative Cloud Customer Deployment
  • Most Innovative Cloud Partner Business Model
  • Most Innovative Cloud Best Practice
  • Most Innovative Cloud Enablement Tool

The winners were honored during an awards ceremony on Sept. 8 at the Cloud Partners event in New Orleans. The winners will be featured in a Channel Partners’ November print issue, as well as a digital issue that can be downloaded from The Cloudys Immersion Center at

About SingleHop
SingleHop, a leading global provider of hosted IT infrastructure and cloud computing, brings together a unique combination of enterprise-class technologies from industry-leading vendors, and a proprietary automation engine, to deliver a customized cloud infrastructure experience for enterprises of all sizes. Their powerful portal and award-winning automation platform make it simple to design and support the optimal cloud environment. Their service includes full-life cycle, white glove support, instantly scalable solutions, and comprehensive integrated security. SingleHop serves more than 4,000 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the United States and Europe.

About Informa
Informa is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. We create and deliver highly specialized information through publishing, events, training, market intelligence and expertise, providing valuable knowledge to individuals, businesses and organizations worldwide including the emerging markets of India, China and South Africa.

Our Academic Publishing division publishes books and journals with over 93,000 titles available worldwide. Our expertise spans a broad range of sectors, from architecture, civil engineering, physics and law, to energy, nursing, education and health. We provide essential and world-class reference materials for academics and professionals, in addition to a host of handbooks and textbooks for students. Using the latest publishing technology, we deliver titles to customers in whatever format they choose.

Through our Business Intelligence division we offer a range of information services including breaking news and views, proprietary data and the latest research and analysis. By providing business critical information Business Intelligence delivers lasting advantage to companies, organisations and governments, enabling them to make valuable and profitable decisions in highly competitive international markets.

Our Global Events division complements the information services of Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing by providing vital face-to-face networking opportunities enabling companies and individuals to develop, improve and compete. In this global knowledge based economy, the emphasis is on being connected. This is where our standing as one of the world’s largest organisers of exhibitions, trade conferences and seminars comes into play. Informa produces over 3,000 events across the world every year, allowing communities to meet, share and develop ideas, profile new products and services, build relationships and, ultimately, do business.

About Channel Partners Magazine
Channel Partners magazine is the leading publication for telecom and IT distribution channels. For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. In addition, Channel Partners online ( delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo ( and Cloud Partners (, Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.

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