The year 2021 can be defined as a year when businesses are putting in place strategies that can help them thrive in the ‘New Normal’.
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 inaugural W.Media Asia Pacific Cloud & Datacenter Awards nominations had all the key ingredients, such as innovation, flexibility, speed-to-market – hardwired into all the entries.
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 Awards saw more than 200 excellent entries. The entries spanned a dozen categories with a wide representation of companies in the APAC region. The most active region was Southeast Asia with all 15 categories being contested.
Southeast Asia Tech landscape
Southeast Asia has seen some of the most dramatic and rapid developments in the cloud and IT space over the past 18 months. Singapore holds onto its title as the region’s premiere datacenter hub.
Having led the industry in APAC for over a decade, the market is pivoting towards efficiency and sustainability. Singapore’s reliable power grid, coupled with skilled personnel have proved to be overwhelmingly attractive against space scarcity concerns.
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 per cent in the years 2019-2024 , the highest for any city in Southeast Asia, according to Cushman & Wakefield Datacenter Report 2019.
Southeast Asia is followed by Northeast Asia and SA with 14 categories each being contested for. Australasia will see contest in 6 categories.
Sustainability is emerging as one of the most important areas in doing business and our partner Socomec is lending its complete weight behind this initiative.
“Socomec is a leader in innovative power solutions and has always kept environmental commitments central to its mission. We are excited to be part of the W.Media Awards, which support innovation and sustainability throughout the industry, and look forward to congratulating and celebrating with the winners this December,” stated Andy Ng, General Manager Singapore, Socomec.
The W.Media Asia Pacific Cloud & Datacenter Awards 2021 nomination window was officially closed on 31st July 2021.
With more than 30 industry experts involved in this year’s judging process, the judging process will officially commence from 1st September 2021. All Winners will be notified via email on 3rd November 2021.
For those who participated, regardless of winning, their efforts alone will act as a benchmark for others. For those who have not participated, the learnings from the W.Media platform can act as a guiding light for their future digital journey.
Awards Digit Summit
Northeast Asia (HK, KR) 2021 – 26 Aug 2021
Australasia Summit (AU, NZ) 2021 – 9 Sep 2021
SA (IN, BD, LN) 2021 – 7 Oct 2021
Southeast Asia (SG, ID, TH) 2021 – 14 Oct 2021
Northeast Aia (MCN, TW, JP) 2021 – 21 Oct 2021
Hong Kong – 25th Nov 2021 (NEA Awards)
Mumbai, India – 25th Nov 2021 (SA Awards)
Singapore – 1st Dec 2021 (SEA + ANZ Awards)