BroadGroup, a leading company providing deep market analysis and intelligence to the data center, cloud, edge and global IT infrastructure ecosystem through reports, conferences and up-to date news, recently announced the shortlist of the 12th annual Datacloud Global Awards. These prestigious awards were created to recognize the teams, products, innovations, initiatives and projects that are shaping the global data economy and showcasing excellence across the data center, cloud, edge and beyond.

Due to the constantly-evolving nature of the technology sphere, the world is currently experiencing a rapid development of technologies that offer better performance at lower cost. Specifically, smart infrastructure has emerged as a huge opportunity for the global IT industry. As such, the 2019 Datacloud Global Awards have expanded their list of categories to include breakthroughs in this sector. These new categories include awards for the cybersecurity sector, the information security market, data center enablement of Smart Cities, 5G deployment, innovative IT architecture and design and hyperscale data center construction.

The winners will be selected by an international, independent panel of expert judges and are to be announced at the combined dinner and ceremony taking place in Monaco on the evening of June 4, 2019. The event will be hosted by actress, model and charity campaigner Joanna Lumley OBE and is proudly sponsored by Awards Patron Vertiv. The inaugural Data Economy Finvest Awards will also be presented the same evening, recognizing Law Firm of the Year, Real Estate Deal of the Year and The M&A of the Year.

“The 2019 Datacloud Global Awards received the highest number of nominations so far. The new award categories in particular have attracted newcomers from organizations all over the world,” notes Gerd Simon, Chairman of the judging panel. “The shortlisted companies represent nothing less than leaders in their categories that are driving this data centric industry forward through an innovative spirit.”

To view the full list of shortlisted companies please click here.