It's Official: The Hottest Cloud Companies and Products / Services

Award Winners Named at the NetEvents Global Cloud Innovation Summit

Tiburon, California, USA April 27, 2015: The Hottest Cloud Company and the Hottest Cloud Product/Service for 2015 have been recognized at the NetEvents Global Cloud Innovation Summit.

The NetEvents 2015 Cloud Innovation Awards celebrate companies leading the cloud industry in terms of vision, innovation and performance. The winners were announced at a gala evening celebration at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon. All proceeds from the dinner and awards go to Prostate Cancer Research and the STEM Project.

The NetEvents 2015 Cloud Innovation Awards were judged by an independent panel of highly respected judges including IT professionals, industry gurus, the technology investment community including Silicon Valley venture capitalists, as well as leading technology press and industry analysts from around the globe.

Mark Fox, CEO of NetEvents, said, “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 also raised over $120,000 for charities to-date. We thank all the competitors and judges, while toasting the winners and runners-up for their incredible innovation and success.”

The awards for the Hottest Cloud Company and the Hottest New Cloud Product/Service 2015 was presented by Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group. The winner for both awards was Amazon Web Services, for its EC2 Container Service. The runners-up were Cortx Service Orchestrator from CENX; Container Engine and Firebase API from Google; and Cloud Network Defense from Wedge Networks. The runners up for the Hottest Cloud Company were Alibaba, AT&T and Google.

Comments from the judges include:
Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC said, “AWS is destined to turn IaaS cloud into a $9.2 billion business by 2016, and it looks to make a modest profit in the process.”

Scott Raynovich, Rayno Media said, “The cloud services and Infrastructure as a IaaS vendor hasn't stopped innovating, as it constantly adds new technology and features to its cloud offerings. Recent additions include the AWS Marketplace for desktop apps, the EC2 Container service, and machine-learning in the cloud.”

Gildo Campesato, Editor in Chief, Corriere delle Comunicazioni said, “Amazon EC2 Container Service is an instant classic.”

Wayne Rash, Columnist, eWEEK said, “The EC2 Container Service dramatically eases the use of advanced cloud services that involve clustering and cluster management.”

Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates: “Docker-based containers are taking the software development and networking worlds by storm, and Amazon’s implementation of containers through EC2 Container Service by drastically simplifies container management, and offers strong integrations with other Amazon and third-party services.”

The NetEvents Global Cloud Innovation Summit is a two-day event that offers a stimulating conference program plus the opportunity for industry leading companies to pre-arrange scheduled briefings with press and analysts. These include key technology press and analysts representing 30+ countries from around the globe.

The award judges represent the foremost international technology press and industry analyst organisations together with IT industry gurus. These prestigious annual awards have recognized the very best in the technology industry and rewarded the leading individuals and organisations in the cloud sector.

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