UK Cloud Awards reveals 2017 shortlist

UK Cloud awards

UK Cloud Awards judges have read through hundreds of entries to produce a shortlist of 65 companies, projects and personalities driving cloud innovation today.

First launched in 2014 by Cloud Pro and the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the awards recognise entrepreneurialism, technical excellence and innovative products and projects in the UK cloud sector.

A panel of expert judges will announce the winners of the fourth UK Cloud Awards at a ceremony at OXO2 London on 15 March, sponsored by T-Systems ScienceLogic, Ensono, Sungard AS, and TechData.

Alex Hilton, CEO of CIF, said: "This is the fourth time that we have had to whittle down hundreds of outstanding entries for the UK Cloud Awards and this has been the most challenging year yet.

"We are seeing phenomenal innovation and truly transformational use of cloud services. The depth, strength and maturity of the cloud industry in the UK is apparent. Standout categories include the cloud-first approach of public sector, innovative SMB plus large scale enterprise migration projects.

"It's going to be extremely difficult to pick the winners in these categories and we would like to congratulate everyone that has got this far. I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone that has made the cut the best of luck at the ceremony."

Max Cooter, founding editor of Cloud Pro and head judge for the UK Cloud Awards, added: "When we started the awards, cloud technology was in its infancy and companies had yet to realise the potential benefits that it has to offer. That is no longer the case and this year's entries have emphasised the outstanding work that vendors, suppliers and individuals have contributed to the UK cloud market.

"I would like to congratulate everyone that has been shortlisted and let everyone know that the process of choosing the winners is going to be the most challenging decision yet."

The shortlist for the UK Cloud Awards 2017 is as follows:

Best in Class Products

Storage Product of the Year

  • Acronis Acronis Backup 12
  • Cloudian Hyperstore
  • Exponential E Cloud Storage (S4)
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage 2

Security Product of the Year

  • Egress EgressSwitch 4.7
  • Netskope Netskope Threat Protection
  • Skyhigh Networks Security Intelligence Platform

Productivity and Collaboration Product of the Year

  • Microsoft Surface Hub
  • ServiceNow ITSM
  • StrategyBlocks StrategyBlocks 4.0

HR Product of the Year

  • TribePad Video Interviewing Platform
  • Workday Workday Human Capital Management

Financial Product of the Year

  • Adaptive Insights Adaptive Suite 2017.1
  • FinancialForce FinancialForce Financial Management
  • Workday Workday Financial Management

Cloud Management Product of the Year

  • Dell Boomi Atomsphere
  • Red Hat Cloud Forms 4.2
  • Skyhigh Networks Skyhigh Security Intelligence Platform
  • Trustmarque Cloud ESP

Business Continuity Product of the Year

  • Acronis Acronis DR Service
  • Databarracks - DRaaS
  • Datto Siris 3
  • iland - DR as a service

ERP Product of the Year

  • FinancialForce FinancialForce ERP
  • NetSuite OneWorld 16

CRM Product of the Year

  • ProspectSoft Prospect 365
  • Salesforce Salesforce Cloud Lightning

Best Unified Comms Product of the Year

  • Fuze Fuze
  • RingCentral RingCentral Office Google edition

Analytics Product of the Year

  • Birst Birst 6 Networked Business Analytics platform
  • Iovox Iovox Enterprise
  • Rosslyn Data Technologies Rapid OneClick Data Analytics

Most Innovative Enterprise Product of the Year

  • Dell Boomi AtomSphere
  • Mulesoft AnyPoint Platform
  • Skuid Skuid
  • VeloCloud Cloud-delivered SD-WAN

Most Innovative SMB Product of the Year

  • Acronis Acronis Backup 12
  • Behind Every Cloud Clover Cloud Vendor Ratings Index
  • TechQuarters 365 Cloud Academy

Best in Class Projects

Best Public Sector Project

  • Arcus Global/ Aylesbury District Council
  • OCF/ eMed Lab
  • Microsoft/ Ministry of Defense
  • Redcentric/ Department for Work and Pension

Best Private Sector Project SMB

  • Gamma/ Hidden Hearing
  • Microsoft/ Commercial Urban Farm

Best Private Sector Project Enterprise

  • Barclays DevOps project
  • Microsoft/ British American Tobacco Epic project
  • Sungard Availability Services/ John Menzies

Digital Transformation Project

  • Content Guru/ NHS
  • IBM/ Wimbledon
  • Microsoft/ RAC

Best in Class Service Providers

Best Cloud Service Provider

  • Cloud Direct
  • Ingram Micro
  • Interoute
  • Mambu
  • UKCloud

Best Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP)

  • Claranet
  • Navisite
  • TechQuarters 365 Cloud Academy
  • UKFast

Best G-Cloud Provider

  • Sungard Availability Services
  • UKCloud

Cloud Personality of the Year

  • Jez Back, Deloitte
  • Julian David, techUK
  • Frank Jennings, Wallace LLP

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