Cloudnexa Named "Maverick Company of the Year" by Penton Technology


Managed Cloud Provider Honored by Web Publisher for Its Pioneering Work in Defining Go-To-Market Practices, Intellectual Property Development, Customer Enablement and More

Penton Technology, the company behind The VAR Guy, MSPmentor, Talkin’ Cloud and the Web Hosting Industry Review (WHIR) among other destination Web sites for channel providers and technology companies, has honored Cloudnexa with its 2015 “Maverick Award” for standout achievement.

The award is given to the company that Penton Technology’s editors believe best exemplifies standout achievement in terms of technology deployment and business innovation. Throughout 2015, Cloudnexa has pushed boundaries in terms of defining go-to-market practices, intellectual property development, customer enablement and more.

“When we look across the spectrum of companies that provide information and communications technology (ICT) solutions to end customers, a good many stand out. But time and again, Cloudnexa shines through,” said T.C. Doyle, senior content director, Penton Technology. “Whether it’s the way it leverages its staff to innovate, pioneers new ways to service customers or refines its professional services portfolio, Cloudnexa distinguishes itself from a wide-variety of competitors.”

Founded in 2008, Cloudnexa is a managed cloud provider that helps clients realize the full utility of cloud computing on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Philadelphia-based company specializes in providing managed services, provisioning and migration assistance around the AWS cloud platform, particularly to midmarket businesses and government organizations that are increasingly adopting cloud technologies. Cloudnexa’s utility-based pricing model, which is unique among MSPs, enables customers to pay for services as an additional percentage on top of their monthly AWS spend.

In addition, the company has developed its own proprietary “vNOC Management Platform” umbrella, “a stateless, single-page application that presents a global view of the customer’s AWS architecture.” The company is certified as a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) and an audited AWS Managed Service Partner.

In October 2015, Cloudnexa also unveiled its “White Label Managed Service Program (MSP),” which allows existing APN members to expand their businesses by offering Cloudnexa managed services to their customers. This development followed news in July when the company introduced automated provisioning for AWS customers that simplified and enhanced cloud adoption.

“For these and a host of other achievements, we honor Cloudnexa for its standout work,” said Doyle.

“We are very appreciative of the recognition Penton Technology has given us for our approach to the emerging Cloud Computing market. Early in 2012 when we decided that a traditional approach to professional services and managed services needed to be changed for Cloud customers, we weren’t thinking about being ‘mavericks,’ just simply designing a delivery system that was complementary to Cloud,” said Joel Davne, CEO and Founder of Cloudnexa. “The recognition reflects the immense satisfaction our customers have had not only with our utility-based pricing and vNOC technology, but with the fact that we’re freeing them from having to allocate their own valuable talent and time on managing cloud deployments on their own.”

About Cloudnexa
Founded in 2012, Cloudnexa deploys and manages cloud infrastructure for clients who want to realize the full power of cloud computing. With proven experience in deployment and management of scalable, secure cloud infrastructures across public and government clouds, Cloudnexa provides the necessary value-added services customers need to realize the true cost savings and technical value proposition of the cloud. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) authorized reseller and APN Premier Consulting Partner, Cloudnexa has been leading the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) experience with its revolutionary cloud management tool (vNOC) and managed services solution on AWS. For more information on Cloudnexa, visit

About Penton Technology
Our seasoned journalists and network of industry experts and thought leaders are dedicated to helping our audience of more than 10+ million professionals do their jobs well every day. Our IT properties arm IT professionals and developers with the latest news, expert how-to content, advice, insights and community about Microsoft’s evolving ecosystem and its growing competitors in the enterprise space. Our Channel properties, The VAR Guy, MSPmentor, Talkin’ Cloud, The WHIR and Web Hosting Talk, cover the latest news, expert advice, insights and business strategies that solution and service providers need to serve the enterprise, mid markets and small businesses. Penton Tech also offers a host of premier networking and professional development opportunities, including conferences, events and education, as well as custom content marketing services and advertising solutions for the industry.

About Penton
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