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Akimbi Wins 2006 CODiE

Akimbi Systems, the global leader in Virtual Lab Automation software, today announced that its flagship product, Akimbi Slingshot, has been named the Best Software Testing Solution by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) 2006 Codie Awards. Announced at the 2006 Codie Awards Gala in San Francisco on May 16, Akimbi Slingshot was chosen from six finalists selected in January 2006.



SAN MATEO, Calif. – May 17, 2006 – This 21st Annual CODiE Awards continues our tradition of celebrating the best products in the software and information industry." said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA, "Being a winner among so many fine nominees is a solid achievement. I congratulate all of the companies."

The Codie Awards showcase the software and digital content industry's finest products and services, and remain the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision. The only industry competition of its kind, the Codie Awards program provides companies with peer recognition and praise.

“We are honored to win this prestigious award and believe this recognition underscores the significant role Akimbi Slingshot can play in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of enterprise application development lifecycle processes,” said James Phillips, Akimbi Systems CEO. “By leveraging the power of virtual machine technology from VMware and Microsoft, Akimbi Slingshot provides significant value to software development and test organizations in ways that were never before possible.”

Akimbi Systems’ flagship product, the Akimbi Slingshot Virtual Lab Automation System, leverages virtual machine technology from companies like VMware and Microsoft to help Global 2000 IT organizations better support their enterprise application development teams, addressing a number of critical challenges, including:

  • controlling test lab server, storage and network equipment sprawl;
  • minimizing the overhead of manual, time-consuming test setup and provisioning;
  • eliminating the cost of system failures due to latent defects in software systems.

Akimbi Slingshot automates the rapid setup, capture and teardown of any number of complex software configurations, and makes them available to users on a self-service basis, saving time and accelerating application development processes. With Akimbi Slingshot, organizations can pool and share servers, storage and network equipment resources, lowering the server-to-staff ratio and reducing capital expenditures.

A listing of all winners can be found at

About SIIA
The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 600 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit

About Akimbi Systems
Akimbi Systems is the Virtual Lab Automation technology, product and market share leader. Since 2002, Akimbi technology has been a mission-critical infrastructure component within some of the world’s most effective software development organizations. Over two dozen Global 2000 enterprises including Coldwater Creek, Experian, Intel, Juniper Networks, RSA Security, and Sara Lee Corporation have selected the Akimbi Slingshot™ Virtual Lab Automation System to power their Virtual Lab Automation initiatives. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., Akimbi is a privately held company and has received funding from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Partech International and Stanford University. Strategic partners include VMware, Microsoft, PlateSpin and Mercury. For more information, visit


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