County Hall in London last night played host to the sixth annual UK Cloud Awards, where accolades were awarded in a number of categories to showcase and reward the innovation and success of this country’s cloud industry.
The awards, which are put on by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Cloud Pro, were supported by Platinum sponsors ScienceLogic and CDW, acknowledged and rewarded the best cloud providers, products and projects from the past year.
“From the standard and sheer number of entries we received for the awards it’s clear that it’s an incredibly exciting time to be in the cloud industry,” said Alex Hilton, CIF’s CEO.
“Having served as a judge every year since we founded the awards, I can say that deciding the winners this year was the toughest one yet, and that making the shortlist is an achievement in itself. However, there can of course only be one winner in each category and a big congratulations is deserved for everyone that took home prizes on the night.”
The expert panel of independent judges was led by head judge Jez Back and despite the overwhelming number of submissions, just 17 were lucky enough to take awards home on the night.
“The UK Cloud Awards received yet another record number of entries this year, with a depth and quality which proves the health and strength of the UK cloud industry,” Back said.
“The judges and I were looking for examples of unrelenting focus on helping to transform the way organisations operate and delivering meaningful outcomes for their clients. I’m pleased to say that our winners delivered on both counts and I’d like to congratulate the finalists and ultimate winners on their achievements and successes.”
The winners are as follows:
Best in Class
Most Innovative Enterprise Product
Cloe from Densify
Most Innovative SMB Product
Best Cloud Platform Solution
SuiteCloud from Oracle NetSuite
Best Cyber Security Product or Service
OnDMARC from Red Sift
Best Fintech Product or Service
Best AI / ML Enabled Product or Service
Data Science from SnapLogic
Best Data Management Product or Service
Cloud Data Services from Pure Storage
Best Cloud Enabled End User Experience
Dropbox Business from Dropbox
Best Digital Transformation Projects
Public Sector / Third Sector Project
Financial Conduct Authority in partnership with Sopra Steria
Private Sector Enterprise Project
Manchester United in partnership with HCL
Private Sector SMB Project
Media Matters in partnership with Chalkline
DevOps and Functions as a Service Implementation
Best in Class, Service Providers
Best Cloud Service Provider (CSP)
Best Managed Service Provider (MSP)
Unify Communications Ltd
Cloud Migration Partner / Technical Collaboration Project
Ensono at Guinness World Records
Personal Achievement Awards
Cloud Newcomer of the Year
Myles Clarke, Product Manager at Cloud Gateway
Cloud Visionary of the Year
Chris Dunning at TechQuarters
A raffle was held on the night for the UK Cloud Awards’ official charity partner, The Sick Children’s Trust, with prizes donated by Sennheiser and Corona/3 Monkeys Zeno and Dennis Publishing.
Attendees dug deep in their pockets to raise money to support the charity’s efforts in keeping sick children and their families together.
Paul Franklin, group publisher of Channel Pro, Cloud Pro and IT Pro, added: “This year’s UK Cloud Awards was our biggest and best event yet so a huge thanks is owed to our Platinum sponsors CDW and ScienceLogic, and our Award sponsors, Fujitsu, Navisite, TechData and Veritas.
“We established the UK Cloud Awards to champion excellence and highlight the cloud innovation and leadership taking place in the UK, but they wouldn’t be possible without the backing of the industry. We fully expect to repeat the success of this year’s awards in 2020, so watch this space!”