Modern Infrastructure 2017 Impact Award Categories

Here are the categories for the 2017 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.

The Modern Infrastructure Impact awards recognize the top products, technologies and services in the essential areas of technology that Modern Infrastructure covers. The award-winning tools will be those helping to run enterprise businesses with efficiency and insight -- whether they're used inside the data center or outside.

Nominations are open through Oct. 13th, 2016. Winners will be announced in the January issue of Modern Infrastructure.

Award Judging

A team of experts and editors will evaluate submissions and choose the top finalists in each category. This list of nominees will be those products that reflect the most modern technology trends and that provide tangible operational benefits for IT organizations. Readers will then vote and provide feedback on the nominees. One winner and any honorable-mentions will be announced for each category in January.

The deadline for submission is Thursday, October 13th, 2016. If you submit multiple products, complete one form for each product. The same product may not be entered in multiple categories. Enter through our Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards nomination form.

All products qualify for entry if they were new/significantly upgraded and first shipped after October 9, 2015, and before September 25th, 2016. Entrants must provide documentation (such as a press release) showing the product was generally available before September 25, 2016. Products that do not meet these guidelines will be disqualified from consideration. 

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Entrants in the Best DevOps Tool category offer a service, platform or tool that helps organizations enable agile application delivery or improves collaboration between developer and IT operations teams.

Converged and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Entrants in the Best Converged and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure category offer compute, memory and storage hardware that is significantly improved with software.

Software-Defined Infrastructure

Entrants in the Best Software-Defined Infrastructure category are software-only products that provide advanced infrastructure capabilities to commodity data center hardware.

AWS Consultant or Integration Partner

Entrants in the Best AWS Consultant or Integration partner category help enterprise customers with strategic planning, including cost realization, step-by-step application identification and migration, and other services related to Amazon Web Services.

Public Cloud Migration and Optimization

Entrants in the Best Public Cloud Migration and Optimization category provide software or services that enable organization to efficiently move and run its IT operations on a public cloud service provider.

Private and Hybrid Cloud Management

Entrants in the Best Private and Hybrid Cloud Management Tool category offer software or services that create or manage private and hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Systems Management

Entrants in the Best Systems Management Tool category offer a service, platform or tool that enables organizations to manage and optimize their IT infrastructure.

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