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CloudSigma's Membership to The Linux Foundation Reinforces its Position as a Customer-Centric Public Cloud Provider

Zurich, Switzerland - November 9, 2012 - CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that it has joined The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux. CloudSigma's membership to The Linux Foundation not only confirms the company's commitment to maintaining a flexible and user-centric cloud offering, but also as an open source technology supporter and Linux cloud IaaS provider.

With its open software layer, CloudSigma allows customers to easily install and run whatever software or operating system they want, including all variants of Linux, thereby setting the company apart from other IaaS providers that impose deployment restrictions. Furthermore, the membership puts CloudSigma at the forefront of the next generation of IaaS providers, making a transparent and open approach to cloud computing the norm. This, coupled with CloudSigma's unbundled resources, utility style pricing model prove CloudSigma's mission to offer seamless and flexible cloud deployment options with the best price/performance.

"According to recent research by IDC and The Linux Foundation, 94 percent of IT users believe that collaboration and a vibrant open source ecosystem are important for cloud adoption," said Robert Jenkins, CTO and co-founder, CloudSigma. "We agree open source not only encompasses cloud-specific technologies such as KVM but also more general infrastructure components like OpenFlow. With this in mind, we believe that open source is poised to be the future of cloud-based technologies, offering two critical characteristics of successful cloud computing: security and reliability."

Through CloudSigma's membership in The Linux Foundation, the company became part of a $10 billion R&D effort. Therefore, customers can look forward to advancements in offerings as CloudSigma continues to collaborate with open source peers, share technical expertise, offer open source 'best practices' and foster growth in the Linux community. For information about The Linux Foundation, please visit: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/

About CloudSigma
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as easily deploy any operating system or application with full root/administrative access. The result is the highest-performing cloud at the most efficient price possible.

With infrastructure in Interxion's European Cloud Hubs and SwitchNap's Las Vegas data center campus, CloudSigma selects the highest-quality facilities to support its innovative infrastructure. CloudSigma is increasingly being recognized for its advancement of the cloud IaaS industry and was chosen as one of Europe's top 25 cloud companies in 2010. For more information, please visit www.CloudSigma.com or visit the company on Twitter @CloudSigma, Facebook and Google+.

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