K2 Honored as Coolest Cloud Vendor by CRN®


2/5/2018 4:00:00 PM

The accolade comes on the heels of the release of K2 Cloud and the company’s largest bookings quarter.

Coolest Cloud Vendor 2018

BELLEVUE, Wash. – February 5, 2018 – K2 announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named K2 to its 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2018 list. This annual lineup recognizes the most innovative cloud technology suppliers in each of five categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage and software.


This is the first time that K2 has been named to the list, which comes on the heels of the release of K2 Cloud late last year. By many measures, this release has been the most successful in company history as it kicked-off a record bookings quarter, as reported by the company earlier this month. Along with the benefit of using K2 as a cloud service, the new platform brought a new designer experience that makes it easier for organizations to develop solutions to their business problems.


 “K2 has been rapidly transforming to deliver the complete functionality of our industry leading technology in a cloud environment,” said newly hired K2 CEO, Evan Ellis. “The fact that CRN’s editorial board selected K2 for this honor speaks volumes. More businesses are looking for low-code process automation than ever before, and K2 is uniquely suited to fit the needs of all businesses to enable faster solution development by citizen developers to scale digital transformation across their organizations.”


The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors are selected by the CRN editorial team for their creativity and innovation in product development, the quality of their services and partner programs, and their demonstrated ability to help customers benefit from the ease of use, flexibility, scalability and budgetary savings that cloud computing offers. In addition to recognizing cloud technology suppliers for outstanding products and services, 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors serves as a valuable guide for solution providers trying to navigate the cloud market. The list aids prospective channel partners in identifying the vendors that can best help them improve or expand their cloud services.


“Cloud computing is now an integral part of doing business, and demand for solution providers who can deliver sophisticated, cloud-based technologies and services is at an all-time high,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “CRN’s annual list of 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors helps channel partners meet this unprecedented demand by identifying top vendors who can help them grow and evolve their cloud businesses. We congratulate all the companies on our 2018 list for establishing themselves as leaders in this essential technology area.”


Visit K2.com to learn more about K2 Cloud and the company’s low-code process automation platform. The new 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list will be featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/cloud100.


ABOUT K2: With K2’s process automation platform, organizations can rapidly build and deploy enterprise-grade business process applications that are agile, scalable and reusable, and scale the platform across all processes that move work between people, systems and machines. K2 solutions are being used by more than 1.5 million users in more than 4,000 organizations, including 30 percent of Fortune 100 companies.


About the Channel Company: The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com


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K2 Media Contact:
Andy Tolton, Director of Corporate Communications – andyt@k2.com; 425.214.4483


CRN Contact:

Melanie Turpin – mturpin@thechannelco.com; 508.416.1195