The ‘New Normal’, post COVID-19 is here to stay. While it has altered the rules, due to lockdowns and other government measures, every business, from across sectors, is now embracing ‘digital’ as the accepted norm.
Corporations around the world are rethinking how to reach and serve customers, build reliable supply chains, ensure employee productivity and drive the sustainability agenda.
The Asia Pacific region has seen some of the most dramatic and rapid developments in the cloud and IT industries over the past year or so. Singapore holds onto its position as the region’s premiere data center hub.
Increasingly, the market is pivoting towards efficiency and sustainability. Reliable power grids in Singapore and other countries, coupled with skilled personnel have proved to be overwhelmingly attractive against space scarcity concerns and an increasing push by regulators to move towards renewable energy.
However, some questions remain on the recent rules that the country has brought in with regards to data centre construction. On the other hand, Indonesia is a rising star. Data Centers in Jakarta alone are set to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.8% in the years 2019-2024 , the highest for any city in Southeast Asia, according to Cushman & Wakefield Datacenter Report 2019.
If these objectives have to be achieved, then a robust cloud and data centre infrastructure have to be in place. Internet penetration is one of the strongest drivers for the data center market across Southeast Asia. Moreover, social media usage among consumers and digital transformation by enterprises across industry verticals are other major factors promoting data center growth. To keep the cost of running a data center down, advanced cooling systems are required.
Along with data centres, cyber security has assumed a new meaning and attacks across the spectrum have dramatically increased which has resulted in enterprises and governments- both being vulnerable.
Showcasing the Best in Asia
It is in all these areas that the W.Media Asia Pacific Cloud & Datacenter Awards shines the light on the best of the best. The Asia Pacific Cloud & Datacenter Awards, which is one of a kind in the region, honours the Herculean efforts put in by companies, as well as thought leaders, in ensuring that our daily lives continue in a streamlined manner.
The inaugural Awards in 2021, saw more than 200 excellent entries. The entries spanned more than a dozen categories with a wide representation of companies in the region. The W.Media Asia Pacific Cloud & Datacenter Awards is the region’s flagship awards programme, recognising achievements and excellence across all mission critical technology sectors.
Who can enter?
Any company within Asia Pacific, whether public or private sector can enter, regardless of size or industry. The awards have a range of categories suited for any successful organisation or individual to tell their story; from large private and public companies through to thriving entrepreneurial businesses, promising start-ups and established SMEs.
The awards offers you and your company a unique opportunity to be recognised, network and celebrate with Asia Pacific’s finest. It is also an opportunity for branding your services and benchmark with some of the leading businesses or processes in the industry. This can be the guiding light for other companies.
The Awards Judges have come from around the globe to participate on our esteemed jury panels. Judging is carried out independently by each regional panel of judges made up of reputable industry experts. The majority of our Awards Judges will be anonymous as they hold procurement responsibilities and are strategic influencers in our industry.
It is essential that the evaluation is focused on the submissions themselves to ensure a fair and equitable assessment process. With more than 30 industry experts involved in this year’s judging process, the judging process will officially commence from August 2022.
Use the Awards as a platform to elevate your successes and gain recognition on the only pan-Asia platform in the region. Winners will celebrate in style at a glittering ceremony which will be held at Marina Bay Sands in November.
Nominations are open from 1st June – 31st July. To nominate, visit our Awards page here.