1st Annual CloudNOW Awards Recognize Jaime Dos Santos and Ellen Rubin for Thought Leadership and Contributions to the Cloud
February 14, 2012
MIAMI – February 14, 2012 ¬¬– Terremark, a Verizon Company, announced today that Jamie Dos Santos, president & CEO of Terremark Federal Group, and Ellen Rubin, Terremark’s vice president of Cloud Products, have been honored with the CloudNOW Top Ten Women in Cloud Award for their industry contributions, accomplishments and thought leadership.
“This award recognizes the significant achievements and contributions of Jamie and Ellen, who are extraordinary leaders in the field of cloud computing and deserve all the accolades they receive,” said Bernard Golden, CloudNOW Advisory Board. “I’m pleased that CloudNOW has awarded these well-deserved honors and I look forward to their continued contributions in this exciting field.”
CloudNOW is recognized throughout the industry as representing the next generation in IT, and the next generation of women’s tech organizations. CloudNOW, a nonprofit executive consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, announced today (Feb. 14) the winners of the first annual CloudNOW awards during the Cloud Connect Conference. Winners were selected through a process of industry nominations and applications, with final selection based on outstanding contributions to the cloud.
“Terremark prides itself on leading the industry and as a key contributor, I could not be more honored with this recognition,” said Dos Santos. “When you look at the cloud computing market, particularly in the government sector, there is an amazing amount of innovation and women in our industry are contributing significantly to this constantly evolving area of technology.”
Dos Santos has been a critical part in the development, implementation and marketing of the Terremark Enterprise Cloud Federal Edition. The Enterprise Cloud Federal Edition is a federal-only infrastructure that combines the power and flexibility of infrastructure-as-a-service with the expertise, security and availability that government agencies with mission-critical computing needs demand for their infrastructure.
Rubin says, “Cloud computing represents a revolutionary new phase for the IT industry, and it has already proven to be a highly disruptive technology that’s changing the way organizations around the world conduct their operations. The fact that CloudNOW is recognizing the thought leadership of talented women in our industry is an important statement about the role of women in this emerging marketplace.”
Rubin was the co-founder of CloudSwitch, a leading cloud enablement software company acquired by Verizon in August 2011. Rubin is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record in founding innovative technology companies and leading strategy, market positioning and go-to-market.
“When Verizon acquired Terremark and CloudSwitch, we knew that in addition to the world-class solutions, we were acquiring the best talent in the industry, and these recognitions prove that we were right,” said Bob Toohey, COO of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the new global organization that focuses on delivering businesses and government customers with fully integrated enterprise-class solutions. “Having Jamie and Ellen recognized for their contributions in cloud further underscores our focus and commitment to delivering next-generation IT solutions to our global customers.”
CloudNOW (cloudnetworkofwomen.com) was founded by Jocelyn DeGance Graham, as a non-profit consortium for the leading women in cloud computing, focused on cloud research, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and economic growth. CloudNOW offers members the opportunity to creatively approach the technological challenges of cloud today, working in partnership with the tech industry, cloud visionaries, and global media. CloudNOW is the only women in tech initiative focused on cloud as the main IT conversation, and promoting women in tech in collaboration within the industry at large.
Terremark, a Verizon Company, is a leader in transforming and securing enterprise-class IT on a global scale. A subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), Terremark sets the standard for IT deployments with advanced infrastructure and managed service offerings that deliver the scale, security, and reliability necessary to meet the demanding requirements of enterprises and governments around the world. With a global network of data centers and a comprehensive portfolio of secure solutions, Terremark is helping enterprise and government executives realize the power and promise of the cloud today. For more information, visit www.terremark.com.