InfoWorld has named Heroku as a 2012 Technology of the Year. While we're not normally much for industry awards, we feel honored to be included alongside past winners such as the iPad, Android, Visual Studio, and Eclipse; and this year's winners, including Amazon Web Services, Node.js, Hadoop, CloudBees, and Heroku add-on provider Rhomobile.
InfoWorld is a venerable publication in the technology world, and this is the first time they've given awards in the cloud space. We see this as another major point of validation for platform-as-a-service, and cloud technologies more generally. 2011 was the year that PaaS came into the greater collective consciousness of the technology industry. We can't wait to see how things will unfold in 2012.