NetEvents Cloud Innovation Awards 2016 – winners announced

Date: Tue, 03/22/2016 - 19:48

NetEvents Cloud Innovation Awards 2016 – winners announced
Cloud Innovation Award winners announced at NetEvents EMEA Press & Analyst Summit

This year’s leading Cloud/Datacenter Solution, Cloud Security Solution, SDN Solution for the Enterprise and Cloud Service for the Enterprise were announced at NetEvents EMEA Press & Analyst Summit in Rome, Italy. The NetEvents Cloud Innovation Awards celebrate the very best in technology and business, by recognizing and rewarding exceptional innovation and performance in the cloud sector. They were judged by an independent panel of highly respected international technology press and industry analysts from around the world.
The winners were announced and presented by leading market analysts including Gartner, Ovum, NSS Group, The METIS Files during the NetEvents Summit dinner at the Casina Valadier in Rome, Italy. The dinner was attended by the world’s key technology press and analysts, as well as senior industry figures. All proceeds from this years award entries are being donated to the Prostate Project and American Cancer Society.
Four categories were awarded. The top Cloud/Datacenter Solution was from NaviSite Europe – with runners up Dell Networking and Morpheus Data.  Cylance took first place for the Cloud Security Solution, ahead of runners up Darktrace and Aruba - a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. The top SDN Solution for the Enterprise was by Sonus networks, ahead of Arista Networks, and Big Switch Networks. For the Cloud Services for the Enterprise there was a tie between Symphony and Dell Boomi, followed by runner up Red Hat, Inc
Some comments from the award winners and judges include:
“The Navigate Datacenter solution provides clear business and technical benefits (cost, flexibility, security, specialization) to an enterprise as they continue to migrate applications to the Cloud.” – Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group
Sean McAvan, managing director at NaviSite Europe commented “Everyone at NaviSite is very excited to have been awarded the ‘Cloud / Datacentre Solution’ prize at NetEvents’ Cloud Innovation Awards. The prestigious award is judged by some of the most respected names in the industry, so to be recognised as a leader in cloud services is a real honour and testament to the hard work the team does to deliver great solutions that make a real difference to our customers’ businesses.”
“Cylance offers a proven technology to prevent APTs. Given the fact that traditional endpoint security solutions fail to detect half of those threats, Cylance's solution improves enterprise endpoint security by using AI to analyse the DNA of files before they execute.” - Hector Pizarro, Editor in Chief, DiarioTi
"It's an honour to be selected as a Cloud Innovation Award winner.  This award demonstrates the creative disruption Cylance's unique artificial intelligence, created through the power of the cloud, is making to identify and prevent the most advanced cyber threats” Greg Fitzgerald, CMO, Cylance.
‘The Sonus Networks solution solves problems that do keep CIOs up all night, and provides strong evidence of its financial and performance benefits to enterprises.’ - Camille Mendler, Lead Analyst - Enterprise Services, Ovum
“Innovation is a cornerstone attribute of Sonus. Every day we strive to meet the needs of our enterprise customers for simplifying their networks while enabling high quality real-time communications,” said Mykola Konrad, vice president, Product Management and Marketing, Sonus. “With VellOS,  our enterprise customers can implement a reliable, simple SD-WAN solution as well as enhance real-time communications quality by dynamically providing the best possible network paths for voice and video packets. We are incredibly honored and humbled to receive the recognition of a 2016 Cloud Innovations award in the SDN Solution for the Enterprise category.”
“Symphony is about to change the way people collaborate in the 21st century. It's communication platform could well replace email by integrating all the other popular communication tools (messaging, SMS, information sharing...) and be the ideal companion for our mobile-first, on-the-go and always-on digital lives” - Jean-Baptiste Su, Tech Columnist, Forbes.
Barry Castle, chief marketing officer at Symphony comments: “The Symphony team is honored to be named Best Enterprise Cloud Service at NetEvents’ Cloud Innovation Awards. The adoption of the Symphony platform is contingent on the use of the cloud, and we’re thrilled to have the blueprint we’ve invented for secure cloud communications recognized.”
The NetEvents EMEA Press & Analyst Summit offers a stimulating and topical conference program of hot debates, head-to-heads and presentations by visionaries and industry analysts held over two days.
According to Mark Fox, CEO of NetEvents: “These awards offer top innovators a rare opportunity to raise their company’s profile in front of the world’s leading media gatekeepers, as well as building personal relationships with press from around the global. What’s more, these awards have already raised over $120,000 for cancer charities. We thank all the competitors and judges, while toasting the winners and runners-up for their incredible innovation and success.”
Next awards for ‘Innovation in IoT and Cloud’ will be presented at the NetEvents Global Press & Analyst Summit in Silicon Valley at Mountain Winery, Saratoga on September 20th 2016 plus a gala dinner and party to mark the 20th Anniversary of NetEvents.

Above, Samantha Singh, Director of Corporate Communications, Symphony (left) and Camille Mendler, Lead Analyst - Enterprise Services, Ovum
Image credited to NetEvents
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