After months of deliberation, the Cloud Awards judging team has decided on the finalists for the 2017-18 Cloud Awards Program.

The 2017-18 Cloud Awards shortlist brings together some hugely innovative organizations in the sphere of cloud computing.

Awards organizer Larry Johnson said: “This year marked a sea-change in the entries we received, both for the Cloud Awards, and its sister program, the SaaS Awards, which has a pending deadline of May 18, 2018.

“We are now truly beginning to see world-class submissions, from world-class innovators, literally coming from all over the world. The cloud space is seeing huge adoption internationally, and US will have to work hard to stave of inroads from any number of up-and-coming cloud vendors, which are thriving thanks to developing infrastructure.

“It was an almost impossible task to whittle down all submissions to the final shortlist, and to see many incredible innovators go without recognition is quite thankless – but the finalists all represent something particularly special, the best of the best, the innovators we expect to take us far beyond 2018.

“Yet again, the Best SaaS category attracted the most submissions – this hotly-contested plaudit can only have one ultimate winner, so I would urge anyone with an interest in seeking recognition for their SaaS solution to take a look at the 2018 SaaS Awards, which is still accepting entries.”

The final winners of the 2017-18 Cloud Awards will be announced at the end of January – watch this space.