In Rome, Sometime between main course and dessert on the evening of 17 March 2016, NetEvents Editorial Director Manek Dubash opened the awards ceremony.
The NetEvents Cloud Innovation Awards were held at the prestigious Casina Valadier, an elegant Italian fine dining restaurant with grand views of city rooftops from its shady terrace. The awards were judged by a select group of key technology press and analysts across the globe recognizing the best in the IT industry, rewarding leading individuals and organisations for innovation and performance in the cloud sector.
Each awards was presented by a member of the judging panel, and proceeded as follows:
Award: Cloud/Datacentre Solution
Winner: NaviSite – A Time Warner Cable Company
Finalists: Dell Networking, NaviSite, Morpheus Data
Award presented by: Pim Bilderbeek, Analyst, The METIS Files
Collected by: Liz Harding, Marketing Director, NaviSite – A Time Warner Cable Company
Award: Cloud Security Solution
Finalists: Aruba – a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Cylance, Darktrace
Award presented by: Andrew Braunberg, Research Vice President, NSS Labs
Collected by: Greg Fitzgerald, Chief Marketing Officer, Cylance
Award: SDN Solution for the Enterprise
Winner: Sonus Networks
Finalists: Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Sonus Networks
Award presented by: Ian Keene, Vice President, Gartner
Collected by: Camille Mendler, Lead Analyst – Enterprise Services, Ovum on behalf of Sonus Networks
Award: Cloud Services for the Enterprise
Joint Winners: Dell Boomi & Symphony
Finalists: Dell Boomi, Red Hat, Symphony
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
As pudding was being served and the applause had died away, the deserving winners posed for photos and took their impressive glass awards back to their seats.