Vancouver's own Strangeloop Networks and Layer 7 Technologies have both been named as "cool vendors" in Gartner's 2008 Cool Vendors Report. Strangeloop was recognized as a cool vendor in emerging technologies, while Layer 7 received a nod for SOA Governance. The awards highlight companies that solve specialized business problems or create new market opportunities, and Strangeloop's AS1000 net appliance, which optimizes web applications designed for the Microsoft ASP.NET network, certainly fits the bill. Ditto to Layer 7's ability to provide flexible gateways for defining, managing and enforcing policy-based governance policies within SOA.
Strangeloop designs, builds, installs, and supports hardware and software solutions that accelerate the performance of websites and web-based applications. Founded in 2006, Strangeloop’s original product offering was the Strangeloop AS1000, a delivery-focused accelerator for ASP.NET. In 2010, the company launched Site Optimizer, a next-generation solution that offers a powerful set of features that work together... more
Layer 7 is a leading provider of security and management products for API-driven integrations spanning the extended hybrid enterprise. Layer 7 products simplify: The management of open API for developer communities Partner and cross-divisional integration via SOA Cloud connectivity Enterprise mobile enablement for BYOD (bring-your-own-device) initiatives Layer 7 has experienced more than double-digit... more