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Cloud World Series Awards Shortlist Announced

London, 10 June 2014 - Today the organisers of the Cloud World Series have announced the shortlist for the Cloud World Series Awards, which takes place at this year's Cloud World Forum in June. The awards are a celebration of the drive, innovation and hard work in the global cloud computing industry, with six categories recognising services from across the Cloud ecosystem.

The Awards will take place in the Technical Theatre of Cloud World Forum in the Olympia National, at the end of Day One of the event. The Awards will bring together the industry leaders and experts across the Cloud that have driven developments in Cloud over the past year. Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief, Computer Weekly, will present the ceremony.

The Awards will be judged by world class experts in Cloud Computing and this year's panel includes Professor Mark Skilton Professor of Practice in Information Systems & Management, Warwick Business School, Chris Wray, Partner, Kemp Little Consulting, Kerem Arsal, Manager, Africa & Middle East, Pyramid Research and Camille Mendler, Principal Analyst and Head of Enterprise Verticals, Informa Telecoms & Media. The panel independently selected the shortlist and will also select the winners.

Ewa Campbell, Head of Marketing, Cloud World Series, added: "The Cloud World Series Awards is fantastic recognition for those who have this year developed and delivered world class solutions and products which have advanced the industry as a whole, and moved developments forwards."

The categories and the shortlisted companies with their products are listed below:

Best Cloud Service

Cloudyn- Cloudyn
Bigstep- Full Metal Cloud
Business Connexion- Amazon Web Services

Best Cloud Application

Peppermint Technology with Microsoft- Peppermint Legal Service Platform
Rosslyn Analytics- Rapid Spend Analysis
Iris Solutions- Thomson Online Benefits

Best Cloud Platform

Microsoft UK- Microsoft Azure.
Carrenza- Openshift by Red Hat
CloudBees,Inc- CloudBees Continuous Delivery platform as a service

Best Cloud Security Solution

CohesiveFT- VNS3
FortyCloud- Insync
Spirent- Armorhub

Best Cloud Data Centre & Storage Solution

Egnyte- Egnyte
Spanning Cloud Apps- Infrastructure as a Service
Zadara Storage- Viertual Private Storage Arrays (VPSA)

Best Big Data Analytics Solution

sales-i- sales-i
Amazon Web Services- Infrastructure in the Cloud
Domo- AirWatch

Congratulations and good luck go to all this years shortlisted companies.

The Cloud World Forum will take place on 17-18 June 2014, at the Olympia National, London, UK. To register to attend the event, please go to http://cloudwf.com/register/. For more information, to plan your visit, or to view the full event programme, please visit www.cloudwf.com or call +44 (0)207 017 5506. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event in real-time on Twitter @CloudWSeries or using #CloudWF.

ENDS

About Cloud World Forum
Cloud World Forum is EMEA's leading Cloud event with the industry's most comprehensive agenda of all things Cloud. Over 8000 delegates come from more than 70 countries around the world to meet the industry's leading solution providers. Now celebrating its sixth year, the show gathers the pivotal payers of the Cloud revolution and features 12 theatres led by Cloud end-users. More than 300 speakers from multinationals, SMEs, public sector organisations, online players, regulators, telcos and analysts are set to take the floor in engaging, thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on labs, brainstorming sessions and live demos over two days.

About Informa Telecoms & Media
Informa Telecoms and Media (www.informatandm.com) organises more than 120 global annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives worldwide. With a focus on quality content, Informa Telecoms and Media deliver a key audience of decision-makers from the mobile, fixed, alternative, wholesale, MVNO, broadband and satellite operator communities. Informa Telecoms and Media is also the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services to the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, its 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market reports and datasets focussed on technology, strategy and content.

For media information please contact Dana Hare at [email protected], Holly Leonardi at [email protected] or Matthew Dunkling at [email protected]. Alternatively call on +44 1636 812152.

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