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Liqid Chosen as Red Herring 100 N. America Winner for Achievements in Software Development

Liqid, leading provider of on-demand composable infrastructure technologies, is proud to announce it has been granted the prestigious Red Herring 100 N. America Award for outstanding achievements in software development with its composable infrastructure platform. Liqid joins the elite membership of previous Red Herring 100 recipients including Alibaba, Facebook, Google, Nutanix, Cloudera, Salesforce.com, and other industry leading technology powerhouses.

“No other solution in the marketplace delivers on-demand, real-time composition and orchestration of IT resources to address the crushing data requirements of artificial intelligence, edge computing, Cloud, HPC, and other high-value applications driving global economic growth,” said Sumit Puri, CEO and Co-founder, Liqid. “We are honored to be recognized by the Red Herring team for driving advancements in software-defined infrastructure with the Liqid Composable platform, achieving another an important milestone as we continue to disrupt the rapidly evolving data center market.”

Liqid Composable empowers IT administrators to manage, scale and configure physical, bare-metal server systems in seconds and then reallocate core data center devices on-the-fly as business needs evolve. Off-the-shelf pools of compute, networking, storage and graphics processing (GPU) devices are deployed natively over the Liqid Grid PCIe fabric switch. Liqid Command Center software allows IT administrators to instantly orchestrate bare-metal servers and dynamically re-allocate physical resources as infrastructure requirements change.

"In just the past few years, advancements in artificial intelligence have been driving innovation across vertical markets, but data-intensive AI applications will cease to evolve unless more agility is introduced to underlying, static data center architectures," said Alex Vieux, Chairman and Cofounder, Red Herring. "We chose Liqid to be among the 2018 Red Herring 100 in the software category, because the company's composable infrastructure solutions offer a unique, software-defined approach to resource flexibility, management and utilization essential to the advancement these next-gen applications."

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated thousands of companies for the Red Herring 100 on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, business strategy and market penetration. Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy and market penetration.

Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for over two decades. It gives them the ability to see through the industry’s hype and pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Winners ran the gamut of verticals, from fintech and marketing to security, IoT and many more.

About Liqid

Liqid delivers unprecedented infrastructure agility, marking the next evolution in data center technology. As a global leader in composable infrastructure, Liqid’s open platform allows users, either manually or through policy-based automation, to effortlessly manage and configure “physical,” bare-metal server systems in seconds. Liqid’s software and hardware work in harmony allowing users, for the first time, to configure their physical server infrastructure on-the-fly. In this way, Liqid enables organizations to adapt to technological and business changes in real time and fully maximize opportunities in today's digital economy. For more information, contact the Liqid team at [email protected] or visit www.liqid.com. Follow Liqid on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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