Eight category finalists for high profile awards to be judged by IT gurus and professionals from the world’s leading technology press and analysts
Los Gatos, California 24th March 2014: Finalists have been announced for all eight categories of Cloud Innovation Awards 2014, celebrating organizations and individuals that lead the world by innovation and performance in the cloud sector. An independent panel – including leading IT industry gurus and senior figures from the foremost international technology press and industry analyst organizations – will judge the awards, which will be presented on Thursday 27th March in conjunction with NetEvents Cloud Innovation Summit at The Toll House, Los Gatos, California, USA. All proceeds from the dinner and awards will go to the America Cancer Society and the Prostate Project Foundation.
There are seven award categories for organisations, plus one individual “Industry Idol” award.
Cloud Security Solution
Secure the Cloud, and you remove the single greatest concern that users have about migration to the Cloud. The judges are looking for the most innovative, practical and effective contribution to Cloud security. Finalists: HyTrust, Juniper Networks & Wedge Networks (joint solution submission) and F-Secure
SDN Solution for the Enterprise
Medium to smaller enterprises have been slower to explore SDN, so our judges are keen to find SDN solutions that offer easy migration, that deliver early ROI, and generally encourage business to take the first steps to tomorrow’s networking. Finalists: HP, Juniper Networks & Wedge Networks (joint solution submission) and Nuage Networks
Hottest Cloud Company
The “surprise us” category. If we could specify in advance exactly what it takes to make “The Hottest Cloud Company”, then it would not be innovative enough. Mind you, the business had better be useful as well as clever in the eyes of our judges. Finalists: NetSuite, Nuage Networks and AirWatch
NFV Solution for Carriers
With SDN grabbing the headlines, NFV has crept up on us more quietly. But it is pushing ahead in terms of practical solutions for operators, so what is on offer and how can it benefit carriers NOW – that’s what the judges want to know. Finalists: Cyan, Gigamon and Juniper Networks & Wedge Networks (joint solution submission)
The judges are looking for the most innovative Cloud/Datacenter solution, providing major business benefits, to have been introduced to the market over the last twelve months. Finalists: Citrix, Coresite and RedHat
Cloud Mobility Solution
The judges are looking for Cloud mobility solutions that offer useful and seamless service, but without compounding IT headaches. Finalists: AirWatch, Aerohive and AdaptiveMobile
Cloud Services for the Enterprise
What sets enterprise Cloud services apart? SLAs, scalability, adaptability, geographical coverage for low latency, a particularly well-considered business package or… This is what the judges are asking. Finalists: Comcast, Basho and RedHat
Cloud Industry Idol.
What are the judges looking for among those nominated for this year’s Cloud Industry Idol? Someone with broad vision for the future of the Cloud, someone with practical ideas that have already shaped the Cloud, or someone with the right balance between forward vision and down to earth practicality? Finalists: Martin Casado, CTO, Networking, VMware; Jeff Bezos, Chairman and CEO, Amazon; Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce
The NetEvents Cloud Innovation Summit is part of the on-going NetEvents Global press & Analyst Summit program. It is a two-day event that includes a stimulating conference program plus the opportunity for vendor companies to pre-arrange a series of scheduled briefings with press and analysts from around the globe – in a single location chosen to provide a conducive networking environment.
According to Mark Fox, CEO NetEvents: “These awards offer a rare opportunity to raise a company’s profile in front of the world’s leading media gatekeepers – so reaching a massive global audience of high-level decision makers. What’s more, these awards have also raised over $100K for charities to-date.”
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