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Categories

The 2018 SVC Awards consists of many broad categories, allowing companies to receive recognition for their work in the Storage, Cloud and Digitalisation sector.

Assessment

The SVC Awards 2018 feature a number of categories, providing a wide range of options for organisations and individuals involved in the IT industry to participate. The awards are divided into End User Project, Channel, Innovation and Company awards with each of them providing a choice of Storage, Cloud and/or Digitalisation related categories.

Our editorial staff will only validate entries ensuring they have met the entry criteria outlined for each category. We will then announce the ‘shortlist’ to be voted on by the readers of the Digitalisation World stable of titles. Voting takes place in October and November. The selection of winners is based solely on the public votes received. The winners will be announced at a gala evening event at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel on 22nd November 2018.

Should your nomination be successful and reach the shortlist ALL material submitted will appear on the website for the public vote. Please do not include confidential information in your submission.

Project Awards

Infrastructure Project of the Year

Open to any specific infrastructure project implemented in any organisation of any size in EMEA.

Storage Project of the Year

Open to any specific data storage project implemented in any organisation of any size in EMEA.

IT Security Project of the Year
Sponsored by Navisite

Open to any specific IT security project implemented in any organisation of any size in EMEA.

Open Source Project of the Year

Open to any major IT project centred on Open Source standards and implemented in any organisation of any size in EMEA.

Digitalisation Project of the Year

Open to any ICT project that has incorporated/implemented one or more digital technologies to transform a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities.

Cloud Project of the Year
Sponsored by Volta

Open to any implementation of a cloud-based project (public cloud, private cloud or hybrid cloud) in any organisation of any size in EMEA.

Channel Awards

Excellence in Service Award

Open to any IT vendor or reseller/business partner delivering end-user customer service in the UK or EMEA markets. Entries must be accompanied by a minimum of THREE customer testimonials (in English) attesting to the high level of customer service delivered that sets the entrant apart from their competition.

Vendor Channel Program of the Year

Open to any IT vendor’s channel program in the storage, cloud and/or digitalisation technologies market introduced in the EMEA market during 2018 that has made a significant difference to the vendor’s and their channel partners business in terms of revenue increases, improved customer satisfaction or market awareness.

IT Systems Distributor of the Year

Open to any IT Systems Distributor supplying IT systems in the storage, cloud and/or digitalisation technologies market in the EMEA region.

Channel Business of the Year

Open to any Managed Services Provider delivering end-user services in the storage, cloud and/or digitalisation technologies market in the EMEA region.

VAR/SI of the Year

Open to any Value-Added Reseller or Systems Integrator delivering end-user solutions in the storage, cloud and/or digitalisation technologies market in the EMEA region.

Innovation Awards

Orchestration/Automation Innovation of the Year

Open to any product or service that delivers IT orchestration and/or automation to the enterprise, including IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning technologies.

Data Networking Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that delivers/enables enhancements and improvements in public and/or private data networking environments.

IT Security Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that delivers enhanced IT security in any part of any organisation’s IT environment.

Hyper-convergence Innovation of the Year

Open to any single or multi-vendor solution that delivers an architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualisation resources for the end-user.

Backup and Recovery Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that’s primary design is to enable data backup and restore or long-term archiving.

Cloud Storage Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that’s design is to enable or enhance cloud-based data storage via a service offering.

SSD/Flash Storage Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that can be classified as using SSD/Flash or NVMe to store and protect IT data and information.

Storage Management Innovation of the Year

Open to any system management solution that delivers effective and comprehensive storage resource management in either single or multi-vendor environments.

SaaS Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that delivers or contributes to effective Software-as-a-Service implementations for users of private and/or public cloud environments.

IaaS Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that delivers or contributes to effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service implementations for users of private and/or public cloud environments.

PaaS Innovation of the Year

Open to any product/technology solution that delivers or contributes to effective Platform-as-a-Service implementations for users of private and/or public cloud environments.

Company Awards

Automation Company of the Year

Open to any company supplying a range of IT Automation products and/or technologies/solutions and services in the EMEA Market.

Cloud Company of the Year
Sponsored by Spreckley

Open to any company supplying a range of cloud products and/or technologies/solutions and services in the EMEA Market.

Co-location / Hosting Provider of the Year

Open to any company/organisation offering hosting and/or co-location services to end-users and/or service providers in the EMEA market.

Data Networking Company of the Year

Open to any company supplying a range of data networking products and/or technologies/solutions and services in the EMEA Market.

Hyper-convergence Company of the Year

Open to any company supplying a clearly defined Hyper-converged product set in the EMEA Market.

IT-Security Company of the Year

Open to any company supplying a range of IT Security products and/or technologies/solutions and services in the EMEA Market.

Storage Company of the Year

Open to any company supplying a range of storage products and/or technologies/solutions and services in the EMEA Market.

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