HotLink Recognized on 2016 Emerging Vendors List

CRN has named HotLink to its up-and-coming suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel

Santa Clara, Calif. – August 9, 2016 HotLink® Corporation, the market leader in transformation solutions for hybrid IT, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named HotLink to its 2016 list of Emerging Vendors. This annual list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. In addition to celebrating these standout companies, the Emerging Vendors list also serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.

HotLink enables today's "always-on" data center with its patented new Cloud-Attach™ platform for hybrid cloud management, networking, automation and orchestration. HotLink provides the only solution that enables hybrid data centers like VMware on-premise plus Amazon Web Services (AWS) to operate seamlessly without complex new management infrastructure, rebuilding templates, installing in-guest agents or deploying new management silos. Even third-party tools and in-house workflows built for VMware vSphere are natively extended to public cloud platforms. The company’s unique technology lets its customers easily deploy low-cost disaster recovery and business continuity, bursting, migration, dev/test and a wide range of other hybrid cloud use cases – all leveraging the public cloud as a secondary data center.            

“The select group of companies on our Emerging Vendors list have already made a name for themselves in their short time in the IT community, introducing leading-edge technologies with the potential to transform their segments of the IT market,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “These tech suppliers are quickly making their mark on the industry and are the ones solution providers should watch in 2016.”

“HotLink helps companies easily deploy cloud-attached data centers, so they can economically extend their on-premise IT environments and benefit from low cost, scalable, pay-as-you-go public cloud resources,” said Jerry McLeod, vice president of business development for HotLink. “Our channel network is rapidly growing to support the demand for public cloud use in companies of all sizes, and it is working with HotLink to provide an automated and integrated approach for successful scale-out, production deployments utilizing the public cloud.”   

The Emerging Vendors list will be featured in the August 2016 issue of CRN and online at

Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

Tweet This:

@TheChannelCo names @HotLink to @CRN 2016 Emerging Vendors list #CRNEV

About HotLink Corporation

HotLink® enables today's next-generation data centers to easily adopt a wide range of hybrid computing resources without adding complexity to their IT operations. The company’s patented Cloud-Attachä platform provides seamless interoperability of VMware on-premise and public cloud resources, so IT teams can unify management, networking, automation and orchestration – all with existing VMware management infrastructure. HotLink has earned dozens of awards and industry accolades, including Best of VMworld honors such as Best in Show, Public and Hybrid Cloud Computing, Storage and Backup, and Virtualization Management. HotLink is a privately held, venture capital-backed company based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

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.

CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. The Channel Company logo is a trademark of The Channel Company, LLC (registration pending). All rights reserved.

Download PDF
  Download PDF