Nominations are open for the annual Superuser Awards. The deadline is October 15. Nominees will nominate their organization depending on its Open Infrastructure use case:
- AI / Machine Learning
- Edge Computing
- Data Center
- Hardware Enablement
All nominees will be reviewed by the community, and the Superuser editorial advisors will determine the winners. The nominees and winners will be announced in November by the OpenInfra Foundation and the previous winner, SK Telecom.
Open Infrastructure provides resources to developers and users by integrating various open source components. The benefits are obvious, whether that infrastructure is in a private or a public context: the absence of lock-in, the power of interoperability opening up new possibilities, the ability to look under the hood, tinker with, improve the software and contribute back your changes.
The Superuser Awards recognize teams using Open Infrastructure to meaningfully improve business and differentiate in a competitive industry, while also contributing back to the open source communities. They aim to cover the same mix of open technologies as our publication, namely OpenStack, Kubernetes, Kata Containers, Airship, StarlingX, Ceph, Tungsten Fabric, Open vSwitch, Zuul, Ansible and more.
Teams of all sizes are encouraged to apply. If you fit the bill, or know a team that does, we encourage you to submit a nomination here.
After the community has reviewed all nominees, the Superuser editorial advisors will select winning organization(s).
When evaluating a winner for the Superuser Awards, advisors take into account the unique nature of use case(s), as well as integrations and applications of a particular team. Questions include how this team innovates with open infrastructure, for example working with container technology, NFV, and other unique workloads.
Additional selection criteria includes how the workload has transformed the company’s business, including quantitative and qualitative results of performance as well as community impact in terms of code contributions, feedback and knowledge sharing.
Winners will be recognized in a ceremony presented by the OpenStack Foundation and the previous winner, Baidu. Submissions are open now until September 15, 2020. You’re invited to nominate your team or someone you’ve worked with, too.
Launched at the Paris Summit in 2014, the community has continued to award users who show how open infrastructure is making a difference and provide strategic value in their organization. Past winners include AT&T, CERN, City Network, Comcast, NTT Group, SK Telecom, Tencent TStack, and VEXXHOST.
Wonder what these organizations are doing with open infrastructure now? Superuser reached out to previous Award recipients to find out. We’ll be posting them for the next couple of weeks as a part of our “Where are they now?” series, leading up to our celebration of 10 years of OpenStack in July.
For more information about the Superuser Awards, please visit http://superuser.openstack.org/awards.
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