THE TRUE

FLAGBEARERS

OF CLOUD & DATA CENTER INFRASTUCTURE
IN KSA REGION

#WorldCloudAwards is a unique celebration of innovators, entrepreneurs and solution providers who will be honoured for their constant endeavours in the field of Cloud & Data Center Infrastructure.

We aim to recognize the Breakthroughs achieved by individuals, teams and entities that have embarked on a journey of adopting & implementing Cloud & Data Center Infrastructure and are the true flagbearers of this future-tech in the KSA region.

THE AWARDS

WORLD CLOUD AWARDS

Awarding individuals and private organisations who have successfully implemented cloud and data center solutions that has resulted in measurable business/social impact.

Best Software as a Service - (Enterprise)

For SaaS solutions aimed at larger enterprises, those that are not classified as SMB or start-ups. This award will go to the most innovative working cloud-based software.

Green Data Center of the year

This category, awards products, and working solutions that result in a significant impact on a better environment, defending the impact of climate changes and resource exploitations.

Best Software as a Service - (SMB)

For SaaS solutions aimed at SMB or start-up. This award will go to the most innovative working cloud-based software. Services that solve a universal problem, will be considered favourably.

Data Center Software/Application Innovation of the Year

Open to any innovative software solution that improves the management and operation of a data center.

Best Cloud Infrastructure solution

This category awards innovative solutions that improve the cloud infrastructure, including new forms of Platform as a Service (PaaS) and cloud middleware.

Data Center Intelligent Automation And Management Innovation Of The Year

Open to any products that are designed to deliver comprehensive automation (e.g. IoT, AI etc.) to end users and/or data center operators.

Best Cloud Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence or Analytics Solution

The category awards innovative solutions that make best use of big data or improve the ways how data is analyzed.

Edge ware Innovation Of The Year

The category awards innovative solutions that integrate physical devices with a smart solution in a cloud environment.

Best Hybrid Cloud Solution

Latency, security and reliability in a real-world solution are chief considerations for this award, where a pragmatic approach to cloud services is sought.

Data Center Networking Innovation of the Year

Open to any networking and/or communications platform, appliance or system that provide local, wide area or remote access data center connectivity.

Best Cloud Migration or Systems Integration Solution

Moving on-premise data to the cloud, moving data between providers, and finally, ensuring the interoperability of potentially siloed cloud-based data and services are all very pressing issues for the cloud industry. Relevant case studies or testimonial materials are essential for this category and should be supplied.

Data Center Storage Innovation of the Year

Open to any data center or cloud-based IT storage hardware and/or software products that deliver specific data center focussed storage solutions to end-users.

Best Use of the Cloud in a Multi-Cloud Environment

Projects and services will both be considered, whether involving one organization’s approach to encouraging a multi-cloud environment. A key focus remains on relevant case studies which are again essential for this category and should be supplied.

Data Center Managed Services Innovation of the Year

Open to any organisation that has introduced an innovative and/or unique set of managed ICT managed services to their clients/customers.

Best Open Source Cloud Solution

Only Open-Source service offerings will be considered for this category. Extra consideration will be given to confidently addressing the unique challenges presented with developing open-source.

Cloud Project of the Year

In this category, the judges are looking for only one specific case study which showcases innovation in the cloud in an impressive or truly transformational way. Please be sure to showcase how the cloud has made a significant difference to the organization in question.

Best Geospatial / Aviation Cloud Solution

Aviation and Geospatial solutions will be considered for this category, where the Cloud is increasingly important, offering powerful access to rapid calculations based on vast volumes of data.



INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Most Promising Cloud Start-Up

Start-ups must demonstrate some degree of success or innovation and have been established or incorporated after Jan 1 last year.

Data Center Engineer of the Year

Open to any individual based in or responsible for the operations within a single or multiple data centers in the EMEA region and can be nominated by their employer or supplier(s).

Cloud Innovator of the Year

The category aims to celebrate a personality within your organization, who can be (but is not limited to) Systems Engineer, Architect, Entrepreneur, Business Leader, CIO or CEO.

Data Center Industry ICON of the Year

Open to any individual recognised to have made a significant contribution to the data center industry in EMEA – they could be working within a data center environment or for a supplier of data center services

Women Tech Leader(s) of the year

 Data Center Manager of the Year

Open to any individual responsible for the management of a single or multiple data centers in the EMEA region –and can be nominated by their employer or supplier(s).

Cloud Visionary of the Year




MEDIA SHOWCASE AND COVERAGE

AS SEEN ON

WHY NOMINATE?

  • A global stage to share your work and position yourself as a thought leader in your respective field
  • Hosting, promoting and crowning the most successful Cloud and Data Center solutions (private and public sector), and global Cloud and Data Center proponents who are strengthening the Cloud and Data Center ecosystem
  • Network and build tangible business relationships with industry peers within and across disciplines
  • Showcase your achievements and innovative solutions to the global Cloud and Data Center community, share your expertise, gain knowledge and raise your credibility among your industry peers
  • Co-hosted alongside World Cloud Show – one of the leading Cloud and Data Center gatherings across the globe

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Participants applying for the Trescon’s World Cloud Awards should be registered entities in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or abroad

Only companies which have implemented Cloud and Data Center technologies are eligible to apply

Participants should have a creative solution that uses Cloud and Data Center technologies to support an innovative product, technology, process or solution

The final eligibility of the Participant will be subject to the discretion and approval of the jury

Participation in the awards is subject to terms and conditions/ rules and regulations

WINNER SELECTION

Based on the nominations received, winners in each category will be selected by the jury as per the below key parameters:

  • Concept
  • Purpose and the Need for the project
  • Technology(s) used
  • Degree of innovation
  • Project Outcome
  • Market Acceptance and Impact of project
  • Innovation
  • Implementation
  • Impact

All scores will be kept confidential. They will not be released publicly, nor will they be discussed with any individual applicants.