Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards criteria

Get info here on submitting products for the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards, including category descriptions, deadlines and judging details.

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

Award Judging

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A team of experts and editors will evaluate submissions and choose the top 10 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. The nominees then will be submitted to readers for voting. A winner and an honorable-mention nominee will be announced for each category in December.

The deadline for submission is Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. 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.

Email queries to moderninfrastructure@techtarget.com.

Category Descriptions

Best Converged Infrastructure Product. Legitimate entrants in this category are those that provide a complete product for data centers, containing storage, server and network capabilities.

Best Hybrid Flash Storage Product. Legitimate entrants in this category are those whose product uses flash and/or SSD technology to complement traditional hard disk drive storage systems.

Best Cloud Management Software. Legitimate entrants in this category are software providers that enable organizations to build, manage or monitor cloud computing infrastructure.

Best Cloud Computing Service Provider. Legitimate entrants in this category are those that offer cloud infrastructure services to organizations that allow them to move any part of their IT operations off-site.

Best Enterprise Cloud App. Legitimate entrants in this category are those that provide a cloud-based enterprise application that delivers value to business users.

Best Enterprise Mobility Management Product. Legitimate entrants in this category enable a mobile workforce by providing secure mobile access to corporate data and applications. Examples include mobile device management, mobile application management and enterprise app store products.

Best Desktop/Application Delivery Product. Legitimate entrants in this category are software and/or hardware platforms that deliver or enhance the delivery of desktops and applications to various endpoints. Examples include desktop virtualization software, client devices and connection brokers.

The Modern Infrastructure Bright Idea Award. This award recognizes an emerging product with the potential to shake up data center operations. Nominees in this category should be beta or pre-general availability products.

This was first published in September 2013

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