Being in Frankfurt last week, 1 Cloud Road was invited to attend the Intel / HPÂ 2012 Mission-Critical Innovation Awards Dinner. The event took place at the prestigiousÂ Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof. Being part of the entire event, we felt it would be nice to highlight some of the industry’s highest achievers.Â Below are the categories being judged on. Winners, finalist and notable mentions are listed.
Enterprise businesses are deluged by the data explosion from multiple sources, stressing the performance of data-intensive applications. As a result, CIOs are faced with the challenge of consistently delivering system performance and scalability as this dynamic continues.
This category recognizes the success of mission-critical implementations of enterprise database and line-of-business solutions using HP Integrity systems powered by the IntelÂ® ItaniumÂ® processor 9300 series and/or ProLiant DL580, BL680, or DL980 servers powered by the IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor E7 family.
WINNER Tata Consultancy Services – India
FINALIST – Alinma Bank – Saudi Arabia
FINALIST – Istituto G. Caporale – Italy
HON. MENTION – RI-Solution GmbH – Germany
HON. MENTION – TOT Public Company Limited – Thailand
DATA CENTER MODERNIZATION
Traditional infrastructures may have supported the enterprise well in the past, but todayâ€™s mission-critical environments demand greater computing flexibility, faster access to the latest applications, and better return on IT investments. Companies are also recognizing that they need to modernize their infrastructure and eliminate computing silos in order to be able to quickly and efficiently respond to changes in the business.
This category recognizes the success of mission-critical projects that have undertaken a migration to a Converged Infrastructure on HP Integrity systems powered by the IntelÂ® ItaniumÂ® processor 9300 series and/or ProLiant DL580, BL680, or DL980 servers powered by the IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor E7 family.
WINNER- FIS-ASP – Germany
FINALIST – Cerner Corporation – US
FINALIST – MÃ¸llerGruppen – Norway
HON. MENTION RTT – South Africa
HON. MENTION – Tata Consultancy Services – India
BEST NEW APPLICATION
Applications are the tools that unlock the true potential of technology, especially in mission-critical environments. Whether enabling enterprises to capture the value of endless information or to deploy applications on-demand in a virtual environment, software has risen to a new level of sophistication and importanceâ€”and is a key component of todayâ€™s technology ecosystems.
This category recognizes new software solutions that enable enterprises to improve the performance, flexibility, and cost associated with mission-critical environments. Applications must be on HP Integrity systems powered by the IntelÂ® ItaniumÂ® processor 9300 series.
WINNER – Gravic, Inc. – US
FINALIST – FERNBACH – Germany
FINALIST – SAP AG – Germany
HON. MENTION – Temenos -UK
Vast computing capabilities are required for projects that are changing the world for the betterâ€”such as modeling and predicting weather, ecology, health, energy, science, and other vital areas. These organizations need the ultimate in system performance, reliability, and flexibility to support their important workâ€”and to deliver the results to organizations around the globe that depend on them.
This category recognizes an organization making a considerable, positive impact upon society, the environment, or science using HP Integrity systems powered by the IntelÂ® ItaniumÂ® processor 9300 series and/or ProLiant DL580, BL680, or DL980 servers powered by the IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor E7 family.
2 WINNERS were chosen
Istituto G. Caporale – Italy
Kenya Women Finance Trust – Kenya
The official press release can be found here.
OnÂ behalfÂ of 1 Cloud Road and all it’s readers, we want to congratulate the winners, and all Â companies who were nominated. Til next year!