Two Triangle companies were named to the “AlwaysOn Global 250,” a list of the top private companies creating technology innovations that disrupt existing markets and entrenched technology players.

Durham-based Appia and Cary-based Samanage were named to the annual list compiled by AlwaysOn, a website and media property covering the entrepreneurial community. AlwaysOn said that the winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders.

For Appia, a company that supports mobile app developers and helps them get noticed by mobile users, this year is the third consecutive year to be named to the list. Samanage, which helps companies manage their assets in the cloud, makes the list for the first time.

Appia, Samanage and the other AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s 12th Annual Innovation Summit July 29-30 in Mountain View, Calif. A full list of the winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website.