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CloudX Awards

The CloudX Awards celebrate innovation and excellence, honoring the best companies, products, and services in the cloud industry. Apply now to be recognized as one of the best.

This year, winners will be selected across a field of 17 categories. Every company nominated will automatically be considered for upcoming awards competitions and receive up to 50 complimentary OPEN Passes to DeveloperWeek CloudX 2023 (Aug 15-16 in San Mateo, CA) for their company employees & customers.

2023 Winners

Cloud Architecture, Containers, Orchestration

MinIO for MinIO

Back4App, CloudXLER8R, DevZero,, Elementl, Fairwinds, flox, Forward Security, Journey Foods, Kubecost, Liquid Reply, OutSystems, Slim.AI

Cloud Business Intelligence

Zenpulsar for PUMP

Cloud Data Platforms, Data Management, Big Data

Cockroach Labs for CockroachDB

Accelario, Acryl Data, CData Software, DiffusionData, DISH Wireless, EDB, HarperDB, InNeed Cloud

Cloud Infrastructure

OpenMetal for On-Demand Private Cloud


Cloud Innovation

Skyflow for Data Privacy Vault

Nominees:, Cascadeo, Cloudinary, genezio

Cloud Integration

Software Tree for Gilhari

Cloud IoT & Edge Computing

Second State for WasmEdge runtime

Cloud Management

Firefly for Firefly Cloud Asset Management Solution


Cloud Monitoring & Observability

Winner for Open 360

Helios, Kloudfuse, Mezmo, Rookout, Splunk, Tracetest

Cloud Security

Sysdig for Sysdig Secure

Aembit, Cerbos, Corsha, Deepfactor, Jit, Wib API Security

Cloud Streaming & Processing

Scramjet for Scramjet Cloud Platform


Innovator of the Year (Person)

Raj Verma, CEO, SingleStore

Anton Babenko, Vignesh Ravichandran, Deexith Reddy


Lightbend for Kalix

Aserto, PerfAI,

How it Works

The 2023 CloudX Awards seek to recognize and honor the best in cloud technologies, products & services.

Nominations are accepted through Friday, July 21, 2023. Nominations are public and any technology, product or service whose main innovation/value is its cloud technology is eligible for nomination. Nominees for the Innovator Award must be a person or team responsible for a significant innovation in the industry.

The judging process for the CloudX Awards is based on criteria including: technical innovation, adoption and reception of cloud technologies/products/services, press & media attention, cloud community recognition, and category/sector leadership. The DevNetwork Cloud Advisory Board, an independent, invite-only group made up of industry leaders & veterans, will select category winners after the public nomination process concludes. and winners will be announced by Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Winners will be presented with their awards during the 2023 CloudX Ceremony on August 14, 2023, in San Mateo, CA,

Why Apply?

Honorees in 2023 will enjoy the following benefits:

Recognition: 2023 CloudX Awards are the definitive awards for the cloud industry, held in conjunction with DeveloperWeek CloudX 2023, the premier international cloud computing & infrastructure conference & expo.

Visibility: Winners receive two (2) PRO Passes to DeveloperWeek CloudX 2023 and a commemorative physical award, presented at the CloudX Awards Ceremony & VIP Reception on August 14, 2023, in San Mateo, CA.

Exposure: Be featured in local & national media promotion and get a dedicated company profile on the CloudX Awards website, where winners will remain posted year after year.


Friday, July 21, 2023
Nominations close: Judging begins

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Winners Announced

Monday, August 14, 2023
2023 CloudX Awards Ceremony & VIP Reception
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport


Cloud Architecture, Containers, Orchestration

Tools and services designed to help teams deploy and maintain containerized cloud native applications.

Cloud Business Intelligence

Tools and services designed to provide data and insights to business leaders based on organizational data.

Cloud Consulting

Organizations that provide guidance for cloud native strategies and help implement related tooling and services.

Cloud Architecture, Containers, Orchestration

Tools and services designed to help teams deploy and maintain containerized cloud native applications.

Cloud Hardware, Servers

Tools, services, and appliances optimized to support cloud native workloads.

Cloud Infrastructure

Tools and services to support the underlying infrastructure supporting cloud native workloads.

Cloud Innovation

Cutting edge products and services that point toward the future of cloud native capabilities.

Cloud Integration

Tools and services that connect heterogenous systems to make them accessible across the enterprise.

Cloud IoT & Edge Computing

Tools and services that bring the power of cloud computing to edge devices and allow for remote control and monitoring of hardware.

Cloud Management

Tools and services designed to help teams optimize their cloud investments and control costs.

Cloud Monitoring & Observability

Tools and services that allow teams to gain valuable insight into the performance and health of their cloud native deployments.

Cloud Security

Tools and services designed to help both security and operations teams monitor their deployments for vulnerabilities and rapidly resolve them.

Cloud Storage, Object & Data Storage

Tools and services designed to help operations teams manage data objects and files using cloud native tooling.

Cloud Streaming & Processing

Tools and services designed to work with data in real time and deliver results with minimal latency.

Hybrid Cloud Technologies

Tools and services that help teams deploy and manage workloads across different cloud providers and on-premise datacenters.

Innovator of the Year (Person)

An indiviudual who has contributed signficantly to the cloud native industry in 2023.


Hosted systems that manage much of the complexities of cloud native deployments on behalf of their customers.

Cloud Advisory Board

Grayson Adkins

Co-Founder/CEO @ Uffizzi

Anshu Agarwal

VP @ Digital Ocean

Shan Anwar

Principal Software Engineer @ Intuit

Sergiy Balynsky

VP of Engineering @ Spin Technology Inc

Ashish Bhalgat

Cloud Solution Architect @ Thoughtworks

Mighael Botha

CTO - Americas @ Software AG

Ivan Burazin

CDXO @ Infobip

Peter Chestna

CISO of North America @ Checkmarx

Ovidiu Cical

CEO @ Cyscale

Ian Crosby

Engineering Manager @ Fictiv

Roger Cummings

Co-Founder CEO @ FitStack

Joe Dahlquist

VP Product Marketing @ Weaveworks

Chander Damodaran

CTO @ Brillio

Ron Efroni Rotman

CEO & Co-Founder @ flox

Dan Erez

Lead Architect @ Erez Tech

Mats Eriksson

CEO @ Arctos Labs

Alan Flower

SVP, Head Cloud Native Labsv @ HCL

Matt Fox

Global Director @ TD SYNNEX

Karthik Gaekwad

Devrel Lead for Experiments @ Google

Philip Gavlan

Director of Engineering @ Cyber Defense Group

Martin Giess

CTO @ EMnify

Laurent Gil

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer @ Cast AI

George Hantzaras

Director of Engineering, Kubernetes @ MongoDB

Jenna-Shae Harris

Solutions Engineer @ VMware

Mans Jabal

Specialist Leader in Cloud Engineering @ Deloitte

Marc Jimenez

Technical Staff/TechOps Architect @ Dell Technologies

Shankar Kalyana

IBM Fellow @ IBM

Gagan Kapahi

Sr. Principal Engineer/Director @ Optum/UHG

Max Körbächer

Co-Founder @ Liquid Reply

Prasad Krishnan

Engineering Leadership @ Stripe

Lasantha Kularatne

Principal Software Engineer @ Expedia

Swarraj Kulkarni

CTO @ MediaAgility

Satish Kumar

Solutions Architect @ Apple

Rémy Léone

Engineering Manager @ Scaleway

Virginia Liu

CMO @ TimeScale

Martin Loewinger

V.P. of Cloud Engineering @ SmartBear Software

Antonio Davi Macedo Coelho de Castro

CEO @ Back4App

Hugh McKee

Developer Advocate @ Lightbend

Jimmy Mesta

Founder & CTO @ KSOC

Shikha Mittal

Senior Director, Product Management @ VMware

Jay Modh

Founder & CEO @ Intuitive Cloud and Intuitve VC

Tobie Morgan Hitchcock

Founder & CEO @ SurrealDB

Marco Moschettini

CTO @ Cubbit

Krishnaraj Nair

CTO @ 1Rivet

Adora Nwodo

Software Engineer @ Microsoft

Adao Oliveira

Cloud Solutions Architect @ Oracle

Gianluca Padovani

CTO & Founder @ Coders51

Samridh Pandey

Senior consultant @ Capgemini

Prashant Patil

Software Sr. Principal Engineer @ Dell Technologies

Deepak Ramakumar

VP Engineering @ Ruckus Networks

Javier Ramirez

Head of Developer Relations @ QuestDB

Payal Rani

Staff Software Engineer @ Robinhood Markets

Ravi Ravichandran

VP of Cloud @ Juniper Networks

Dilip Ravindran

Head of Infrastructure Security @ Coinbase

Deexith Reddy

Senior Data Engineer @ Fidelity Investments

Jacob Reichert

VP of Engineering @ Yotascale

Jared Reimer

President @ Cascadeo

Giulio Roggero

Founder & CTO @ Mia-Platform

Shira Shamban

CEO @ Solvo

Kshitish Soman

Head, Engineering, Lyve Cloud @ Seagate Inc.

Rajesh Tammana

Head of Engineering @ AWS

Eddie Tejeda

Senior Director of Engineering @ Mode

Josh Thurman

Co-founder @ Uffizzi

Hugo Valentim

VP of Engineering @ Stratioautomotive

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist @ Red Hat

Henrique Vaz

CEO @ CleanCloud

Jagadish Venkatraman

Senior Engineering Manager @ LinkedIn

Jim Walker

Principal Product Evangelist @ Cockroach Labs

Yingjun Wu

Founder and CEO @ RisingWave Labs

Misha Yalavarthy

Engineering Manager of Security @ Sentry

Michael Yuan

Founder @ Second State