SEATTLE, WA – Igneous Systems, a company focused on bringing the value of cloud services to the customer premises, today announced the company has received the Red Herring Top 100 North America award, a distinguished list that has been honoring the world's most promising and disruptive technology companies from eBay to Facebook for the past 30 years.

“Having rolled out our first production deployments, we have been proud of the strong response to our unique 'data-centric computing' approach to curating large information stores within our customers' application development communities,” said Kiran Bhageshpur, CEO of Igneous Systems. “We are honored that Red Herring has recognized the uniqueness of our technology and innovation, and look forward to our public launch later this year.”

Red Herring Top 100 North America selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the US and Canada. Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in North America.

About Igneous Systems

Igneous Systems is a Seattle-based, venture-backed company.  The early technical team draws on veteran infrastructure talent from Isilon Systems, EMC, NetApp combined with modern cloud expertise from Amazon and Microsoft.  The go-to-market team combines talent from market-disrupters such as Tableau and Barracuda Networks, complemented by incumbent infrastructure vendors including Isilon Systems, EMC, and NetApp.  Igneous exists to fundamentally reset expectations about how to build, maintain, and scale on-premises compute and storage infrastructures in the cloud era. To date, Igneous has been granted 11 patents in the US based on its technology breakthroughs.  For more information, visit