Press Release

Wasabi Named Finalist in 2019-20 Cloud Awards

December 19, 2019

BOSTON, MA – December 19, 2019 – Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, has been declared a finalist this week in the international Cloud Computing Awards program, The Cloud Awards. Since 2011, The Cloud Awards program has sought to champion excellence and innovation in cloud computing. Entries are accepted throughout the globe and across multiple industry sectors.

Categories for the 2019-20 Cloud Awards include “Security Innovation of the Year,” “Best Software as a Service,” and “Best Cloud Automation Solution.” Wasabi has been shortlisted in the category ‘Best Cloud Hosting Provider.’

Wasabi CEO, David Friend, said, “To be shortlisted for our work in this international program is not only an honor, but a clear recognition of the successes and customer satisfaction we strive to achieve with leading cloud technologies.”

Head of Operations for the Cloud Awards, James Williams, said, “Simply, Wasabi has recognized the importance of adopting and pioneering leading cloud technologies in order to deliver outstanding client success, which is why they’re a deserving finalist in the Cloud Awards program.

“The Cloud Awards team already had a near-impossible task sorting the exceptional from the excellent and the bleeding-edge from the cutting-edge. Weighing both proven successes and exceptional promise across several unique categories is a constant challenge.

“We see organizations not only adopting leading technologies, but constantly innovating and leveraging their expertise to provide unprecedented levels of customer satisfaction. We’ve seen a big uptick in businesses deserving recognition for their work in cloud automation, cloud security and mobile solutions. We expect these to be huge growth areas in the coming years.

“But over the last few years we’ve also seen Software-as-a-Service cement itself as the de facto service delivery mechanism across consumer and professional bases. The Cloud Awards’ separate software awards program, the SaaS Awards, begins again next spring. We’re hoping to see more innovative entries than ever across a diverse set of verticals - and will be accepting entries from now up until the end of May deadline. Meanwhile, it’s a short wait for our host of leading innovators, as the winners of the Cloud Awards 2019-20 will be announced in the New Year.”

Hundreds of organizations entered, with entries coming from across the globe, covering the Americas, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. You can view the full shortlist here: Final winners will be announced on Thursday 30 January 2020.

The Cloud Awards will return with a new Cloud Computing program in late 2020 to continue its recognition of excellence in cloud computing. The Software as a Service Awards program is currently accepting entries for its Spring 2020 program at

About the Cloud Awards:

The Cloud Awards is an international program which recognizes and honors industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2020 and beyond. The Cloud Awards currently offers two awards programs, the Cloud Computing Awards and the Software-as-a-Service Awards.

Categories for the Cloud Computing Awards include Most Promising Start-Up, Best SaaS, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards, please visit

About Wasabi:

Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering disruptive storage technology that is 1/5th the price of Amazon S3, faster than the competition with no fees for egress or API requests. Unlike first generation cloud vendors, Wasabi is solely focused on providing the world's best cloud object storage service. Created by co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the cloud storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog.

Contact Details

Wasabi PR Contact:

Lindsay Levitts

Kel & Partners

Cloud Awards Contact:

James Williams – Operations

Appended: Full Shortlist

B2B Customer Strategy

  • Esker Inc.
  • CT Corporation – Business License Hub
  • Vertafore
  • OrderMyGear

Best Cloud Automation Solution

  • Yooz Inc.
  • KnowledgeLake
  • WhereScape, Inc.
  • Harness
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Rubikloud
  • Densify
  • Automation Anywhere
  • Jackrabbit Technologies
  • eGlobalTech
  • Embotics
  • Xactly
  • Silver Peak

Best Cloud Hosting Provider

  • Atmosera, Inc.
  • Wasabi
  • Webscale Networks
  • Code Enigma

Best Cloud Business Intelligence or Analytics Solution

  • Apptio
  • John Snow Labs
  • Brandfolder
  • Exasol
  • IDeaS Revenue Solutions
  • AppFolio, Inc.
  • Anaplan
  • Qubole
  • Incorta
  • Cloudera
  • Iland Cloud
  • TapClicks
  • 360insights
  • Mphasis

Best Cloud Consultancy or Systems Integrator

  • Atmosera, Inc.
  • Nerdery
  • Cloudreach
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • VFP Consulting
  • ESG Inc.
  • Rackspace

Best Cloud HR, Payroll, or ERP Solution

  • JazzHR
  • VAI Cloud, LLC
  • QAD Inc.
  • BerniePortal
  • Deputy
  • XCD
  • BambooHR
  • ECI Software Solutions
  • My Office Apps
  • Restaurant365
  • Whatfix

Best Cloud Infrastructure

  • Edge Network Technology Limited
  • Portworx
  • Red Hat, Inc.
  • Iland Cloud
  • NetApp
  • OrionVM

Best Hybrid Cloud Solution

  • CloudSimple
  • Atmosera, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Dialpad
  • IBM
  • Red Hat
  • Nasuni
  • Panzura
  • Care Control Systems Ltd
  • Delphix
  • Veeam
  • Datrium
  • Yellowbrick Data
  • Rubrik

“Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution

  • Pushpay
  • Esker Inc.
  • DHI Telecom Group
  • Metaswitch
  • DHI Telecom Group
  • RingCentral
  • Realm (MongoDB Realm)
  • Gensuite LLC
  • Federated Wireless
  • DHI Telecom Group
  • Fuze
  • Domo
  • Unily

Best Payment, Finance or Billing Solution

  • Invoiced
  • Pushpay
  • Esker Inc.
  • Avalara, Inc.
  • Gotransverse
  • Strategic Imperatives
  • VersaPay
  • Toast, Inc.
  • Divvy
  • Zuora
  • BillingPlatform
  • Epos Now
  • Chargify

Best Platform as a Service or Cloud Middleware

  • Synchronoss Technologies
  • Accenture
  • SnapLogic
  • Logicbroker
  • Realm (MongoDB Realm)
  • InfluxData
  • Jitterbit
  • Bonitasoft
  • Unily

Best Project Management Cloud Service

  • RFPIO Inc.
  • Mavenlink

Best SaaS (U.S.)

  • Bloomfire
  • Showpad
  • Brandfolder
  • Avetta
  • Adzerk
  • Zipwhip
  • 8x8
  • Centercode
  • ScreenCloud
  • Envoy
  • Lucidchart
  • SignalFx, a Splunk Company
  • Igneous
  • WorkWave (WorkWave PestPac)
  • PowerDMS
  • CentralReach

Best SaaS (non-U.S.)

  • rankingCoach GmbH
  • Accenture
  • Exclaimer
  • UD Group
  • SPLICE Software
  • Myfreight
  • CloudM
  • ForgeRock

CRM Solution of the Year

  • Really Simple Systems Ltd
  • DealCloud
  • UD Group
  • AppFolio, Inc.
  • ECI Software Solutions
  • Drip
  • Vlocity

Education Innovation of the Year

  • Hands-On Labs
  • John Snow Labs

Most Innovative Use of Data in the Cloud

  • PRO Unlimited
  • Squelch, Inc.
  • Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
  • Indexed I/O
  • ScyllaDB
  • Trifacta
  • Gensuite LLC
  • ThousandEyes
  • Totango
  • BigID
  • Couchbase
  • Bloomberg Tax & Accounting
  • Workiva

Most Promising Start-Up

  • Workgrid Software
  • Slice Labs
  • LucidLink
  • Cymatic
  • Webscale Networks

Security Innovation of the Year

  • iboss
  • VERA
  • CloudKnox Security
  • Fugue
  • McAfee
  • Aqua Security
  • SentinelOne, Inc.
  • Contrast Security
  • Aporeto
  • Versa Networks
  • Kenna Security
  • StackRox
  • SaltStack
  • Thycotic
  • Allure Security
  • Idaptive