2012 Mission-Critical Innovation Awards Recap


Being in Frankfurt last week, 1 Cloud Road was invited to attend the Intel / HP 2012 Mission-Critical Innovation Awards Dinner. The event took place at the prestigious Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof. Being part of the entire event, we felt it would be nice to highlight some of the industry’s highest achievers. Below are the categories being judged on. Winners, finalist and notable mentions are listed.

MISSION-CRITICAL DATA

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 Intel® Itanium® processor 9300 series and/or ProLiant DL580, BL680, or DL980 servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® 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 today’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 Intel® Itanium® processor 9300 series and/or ProLiant DL580, BL680, or DL980 servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family.

WINNER- FIS-ASP – Germany

FINALIST – Cerner Corporation – US

FINALIST – MøllerGruppen – 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 importance—and is a key component of today’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 Intel® Itanium® processor 9300 series.

WINNER – Gravic, Inc. – US

FINALIST – FERNBACH – Germany

FINALIST – SAP AG – Germany

HON. MENTION – Temenos -UK

HUMANITARIAN/ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Vast computing capabilities are required for projects that are changing the world for the better—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 work—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 Intel® Itanium® processor 9300 series and/or ProLiant DL580, BL680, or DL980 servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family.

2 WINNERS were chosen

Istituto G. Caporale – Italy

Kenya Women Finance Trust – Kenya

The official press release can be found here.

On behalf  of 1 Cloud Road and all it’s readers, we want to congratulate the winners, and all  companies who were nominated. Til next year!

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