Announcing Asia Cloud Awards 2013 winners
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 25-Nov-2013
The region's leading cloud service providers were recognized at the first-ever Asia Cloud Awards 2013 which were announced in Hong Kong by organizers Computerworld Hong Kong and Asia Cloud Forum.
The six awards were won by Symantec with two wins, Dimension Data, Microsoft, Red Hat and Citrix. A panel of IT leaders, industry experts and analysts evaluated 39 qualified submissions to identify the market's best products and services.
Winners were scored and selected based on their showing across four key criteria. These were: Service uniqueness/ innovation; Service Robustness & Security; Service Capabilities & Integration Features and Market Adoption & Competitiveness.
The full winners list:
- Best Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Dimension Data - Dimension Data Compute-as-a-Service
- Best Software-as-a-Service: Symantec Corporation - Symantec Complete Email Safeguard.cloud
- Best Platform-as-a-Service: Red Hat - OpenShift by Red Hat
- Best Hybrid Cloud Service: Citrix Systems - Citrix CloudBridge
- Best Cloud Security Service: Symantec Corporation - Symantec Business Protect.cloud
- Best Cloud Collaboration Platform: Microsoft - Microsoft Office 365
"The winners of the 2013 Asia Cloud Awards have demonstrated unique and innovative service features that have provided clear value to customers and generated significant market adoption which make them leaders in their market," said Carol Ko, editor for Asia Cloud Forum.
"Cloud computing has matured significantly in the last 12 months in this region and the increased levels of adoption and growth in cloud providers are clear signs that cloud computing is now a widely-accepted and viable model of computing for enterprises large and small," said Chee-Sing Chan, group editor, Computerworld Hong Kong.
Most nominations were submitted from Hong Kong, with a handful coming from Singapore, India and the US. All nominating companies were required to have a presence in Asia and the nominating service had to be public cloud service delivered via a pay-as-you-go model and based on shared infrastructure.
The judging panel featured the following judges
- Michael Leung, President, Hong Kong Computer Society
- Kwok Suk-wah, Regional Chief Information Officer - Asia Pacific Information Technology, Lockton Companies (Hong Kong)
- Jose Chan, Head of IT, Computer Service Centre, Macao Polytechnic Institute
- Simon Piff, Associate Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure Research, IDC Asia/Pacific
- Ajay Sunder, Senior Director-Telecoms, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan
- Michael Barnes, Vice President, Research Director serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research
- Aloysius Cheang, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Cloud Security Alliance
- Bernie Trudel, Chairman, Asia Cloud Computing Association
For more details on the awards please go to: http://cloudawards.questexevents.net/
(3rd from left: Symantec Corporation, Dimension Data, Microsoft, Red Hat, Citrix)