Are you making a difference with open infrastructure? Nominate your team by March 22.

The nominations for the Open Infrastructure Summit Denver are now closed.  See the Superuser Awards page for updates.

All nominees will be reviewed by the community and the Superuser editorial advisors will determine the winner that will be announced onstage at the Summit in late April.

Open infrastructure is providing infrastructure resources to developers and users, by integrating various open source solutions. The benefits are obvious, whether that infrastructure is provided 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, fix by yourself, 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 community.  They aim to cover the same mix of open technologies as our publication, namely OpenStack, Kubernetes, Kata Containers, AirShip, StarlingX, Ceph, Cloud Foundry, OVS, OpenContrail, Open Switch, OPNFV 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 a chance to review all nominees, the Superuser editorial advisors will narrow it down to four finalists and select the winner.

When evaluating winners for the Superuser Award, judges take into account the unique nature of use case(s), as well as integrations and applications by a particular team. Questions include how is this team innovating with open infrastructure, for example working with container technology, NFV or 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 take the stage at the Open Infrastructure Summit in Denver. Submissions are open now until March 22, 2019. You’re invited to nominate your team or someone you have worked with, too.

Launched at the Paris Summit in 2014, the community has continued to award winners at every Summit to users who show how open infrastructure is making a difference and provide strategic value in their organization. Past winners include CERN, Comcast, NTT GroupAT&T and Tencent TStack.

For more information about the Superuser Awards, please visit http://superuser.openstack.org/awards.