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2016 Cloud Innovation Awards


The 2016 Cloud Innovation Awards have been recognized at the NetEvents EMEA Press & Analyst Summit

These prestigious awards recognize the very best in the Technology industry and reward the leading individuals and organisations for innovation and performance in the cloud sector. The winners were announced at a gala evening celebration at the Casina Valadier in Rome, Italy. All proceeds from the dinner and awards go to Prostate Project and the American Cancer Society.

The 2016 Cloud Innovation Awards were judged by an independent panel of highly respected judges including leading technology press and industry analysts from around the globe.

2016 Cloud Innovation Award Categories:

  • Cloud/Datacenter Solution
  • Cloud Security Solution
  • SDN Solution for the Enterprise
  • Cloud Services for the Enterprise

Cloud/Datacenter Solution
Virtualization has transformed the IT landscape with the benefits of cost savings, dynamic provisioning and centralized management, and a growing number of enterprises and government organizations are migrating at least part of their business to the “Cloud”. New data center start-ups, along with some longer term players, offer to help IT departments handle the challenges posed by virtualized infrastructures and cloud computing. Our judges are looking for the most innovative Cloud/Datacenter solution, providing major business benefits, to have been introduced to the market.

Cloud Security Solution
What is the single greatest concern that users have about migration to the Cloud? It is security, and the sense that potentially critical data not only lies in other hands but must also pass to and fro without being compromised. It’s perceived as a dangerous game, with experts predicting new types of attack designed to cripple a nation’s IT infrastructure. Secure the Cloud, and the brakes will be off – so the judges will be looking for the most innovative, practical and effective contribution to Cloud security.

SDN Solution for the Enterprise
Within just two short years, SDN has become recognized as the networking technology of the future, and Cloud service providers have been evaluating and now starting to deploy SDN and OpenFlow protocol in some of the world’s largest data centers. But medium to smaller enterprises have been slower to make the move, so our judges are particularly keen to find SDN solutions that offer easy migration, that deliver early ROI, and generally encourage business to take the first steps along the path to tomorrow’s networking.

Cloud Services for the Enterprise
What sets your enterprise Cloud services apart? SLAs, scalability, adaptability, geographical coverage for low latency, a particularly well-considered business package or whatever? Tell us about it and the judges will tell you what they think. Win the award and the world will know about it.

2016 Cloud Innovation Award Results

Casina Valadier RomeThe Cloud Innovation Award entrants were judged by an independent panel of highly respected judges including leading technology press and industry analysts from around the globe.

The awards ceremony was co-located with the 2016 NetEvents EMEA Press & Analyst Summit which was attended by key technology press & market analysts representing 12+ countries from around the EMEA region. The awards were presented at the NetEvents Summit’s evening celebration on Thursday, March 17th at the Casina Valadier, Rome, Italy.

 


Cloud/Datacenter Solution
Virtualization has transformed the IT landscape with the benefits of cost savings, dynamic provisioning and centralized management, and a growing number of enterprises and government organizations are migrating at least part of their business to the “Cloud”. New data center start-ups, along with some longer term players, offer to help IT departments handle the challenges posed by virtualized infrastructures and cloud computing. Our judges are looking for the most innovative Cloud/Datacenter solution, providing major business benefits, to have been introduced to the market.

Winner: NavisiteA Time Warner Cable Company
Finalists: Dell Networking, NaviSite, Morpheus Data

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Award presented by: Pim Bilderbeek, Analyst, The METIS Files
Collected by: Liz Harding, Marketing Director, NaviSiteA Time Warner Cable Company

Award Presented by Pim Bilderbeek, The METISFiles – collected By Liz Harding, Marketing Director, NaviSite

Award Presented by Pim Bilderbeek, The METISFiles – collected By Liz Harding, Marketing Director, NaviSite


Cloud Security Solution
What is the single greatest concern that users have about migration to the Cloud? It is security, and the sense that potentially critical data not only lies in other hands but must also pass to and fro without being compromised. It’s perceived as a dangerous game, with experts predicting new types of attack designed to cripple a nation’s IT infrastructure. Secure the Cloud, and the brakes will be off – so the judges will be looking for the most innovative, practical and effective contribution to Cloud security.

Winner: Cylance
Finalists: Aruba – a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Cylance, Darktrace

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Award presented by: Andrew Braunberg, Research Vice President, NSS Labs
Collected by: Greg Fitzgerald, Chief Marketing Officer, Cylance

Award Presented by Andrew Braunberg - Greg Fitzgerald - Cylance

Award Presented by Andrew Braunberg, NSS Labs – collected by Greg Fitzgerald, CMO, Cylance


SDN Solution for the Enterprise
Within just two short years, SDN has become recognized as the networking technology of the future, and Cloud service providers have been evaluating and now starting to deploy SDN and OpenFlow protocol in some of the world’s largest data centers. But medium to smaller enterprises have been slower to make the move, so our judges are particularly keen to find SDN solutions that offer easy migration, that deliver early ROI, and generally encourage business to take the first steps along the path to tomorrow’s networking.

Winner: Sonus Networks
Finalists: Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Sonus Networks

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Award presented by: Ian Keene, Vice President, Gartner
Collected by: Camille Mendler, Lead Analyst – Enterprise Services, Ovum on behalf of Sonus Networks

Award Presented by Ian Keene Gartner - Camille Mendler - Enterprise Services, Ovum on behalf of Sonus Networks

Award Presented by Ian Keene, Gartner – presented to Camille Mendler – Enterprise Services, Ovum on behalf of Sonus Networks


Cloud Services for the Enterprise
What sets your enterprise Cloud services apart? SLAs, scalability, adaptability, geographical coverage for low latency, a particularly well-considered business package or whatever? Tell us about it and the judges will tell you what they think. Win the award and the world will know about it.

Joint Winners: Dell Boomi & Symphony
Finalists: Dell Boomi, Red Hat, Symphony

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Award presented by: Camille Mendler, Lead Analyst – Enterprise Services, Ovum
Collected by: Samantha Singh, Director of Corporate Communications, Symphony and Ennio Carraro, Vice President, Mind Mercatis – on behalf of Dell Boomi together with Mario Ueno, Head of Dell Networking, Italy and Spain

Award Presented by Camille Mendler - Ennio Carraro - Dell Boomi

Award Presented by Camille Mendler, Ovum – collected by Ennio Carraro on behalf of Dell Boomi

Award Presented by Camille Mendler - Samantha Singh - Symphony Communications

Award Presented by Camille Mendler, Ovum –collected by Samantha Singh, Symphony Communications

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Cloud Innovation Award Judges

Judged by an independent panel of highly respected judges including IT professionals, industry gurus, the tech investment community including Silicon Valley VC’s, plus leading technology press and industry analysts from around the globe.

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