Bright Cluster Manager is used worldwide by major public and private-sector organisations to provision, monitor and manage on-premise clusters, as well as to seamlessly extend these clusters into the Cloud. Widely acknowledged for delivering the most-comprehensive and robust solution in its software category, Bright enables the alignment of business and IT through efficient and effective use of an organisation's IT resources. Because it continues to play a pivotal role during the entire lifecycle of these IT resources, Bright delivers ongoing value to customers from accelerated initial deployments, to operationalized use (i.e., production workloads), to systematic sunsetting and upgrades.
Ongoing annually since 1996, the Red Herring team evaluates between 800 and 1,400 candidates per region for each Top 100 event. Finalists like Bright Computing are evaluated and scored individually against twenty major criteria that include the candidate company's addressable market size, its intellectual property and patents, its financing, the proof of concept, trailing revenues and management's expertise. Each company goes through an individual interview after completing a thorough submission, complemented by a due diligence follow-up. The list of finalists often includes the best performing and prominent companies of that year.
This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the company's actual track record and standing, which allows Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and makes the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.
2013 will be remembered as a special vintage. "The finalists list confirms the excellent choices made by entrepreneurs and VCs and the start-ups' solid roots in corporate America, embracing their innovations. By all metrics, it emphasizes the United States' entrepreneurial excellence", stated Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.
"The Red Herring Top 100 has a well-established track record for identifying promising technologies and those destined to realize the potential of the same", stated Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO of Bright Computing. "We are very honoured to have been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award. Aligning IT with business is a key strategic consideration for any organisation. In this highly dynamic and technically involved arena, Bright Computing ensures its customer's on-premise and Cloud-based IT resources can be provisioned, monitored and managed as a core competence."
Finalist selections for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award are based upon technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the fields of security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, life sciences, Cloud, mobile and others completed their submissions to qualify for the award.
Finalists are asked to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring North America Forum in Monterey, California, May 21 to 23, 2013. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of May 23 at the event.