DevOps Rising Star of the Year

The Rising Star will be a new entrant to DevOps, with less than 10 years in the sector. They will work in a DevOps environment (or a workplace which is in the process of implementing a DevOps culture), and show evidence of excellence and of going above and beyond normal expectations. They can occupy any DevOps role – what is important is their work ethic and (provable) results.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony. You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best Continuous Delivery Product

Continuous delivery is an absolute requirement of DevOps practices, and continuous deployment is its natural evolution. Our judges are looking for the tool that best meets the needs of companies seeking to automate their delivery workflows.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best DevOps Cloud Product

Awarded to the DevOps cloud product which demonstrates superior functionality and/or the most innovation amongst its field. Evidence of revenue, market share and customer references will be taken into consideration.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best Use of Microservices/Containers

An effective way for companies to rapidly deliver change, containerised microservices are quickly growing in popularity as an enabler of DevOps. Use of microservices continues to expand as organisations seek to become more agile, and our judges are looking for the most impressive use of these technologies. Implementations that have added value, saved time and money, and prepared the company for or moved it along the path to Agile will be considered.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

DevOps Project of the Year

Thousands of companies are now ‘doing DevOps', but some implementations are more successful than others. What prompted the adoption of DevOps methodologies, and what effect has it had on the business?

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony. You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best DevOps Team

DevOps is fundamentally about team work, and we want to find the best example of such a unit working like clockwork. Developers, operations and other key stakeholders working in harmony is the name of the game. Obviously, we also want to see a discussion of the results generated by such a great group.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best DevOps Transformation

DevOps is celebrated for its ability to transform business or project processes, and we want to find the perfect example of the difference made by following DevOps culture and practice. This, of course, will require proof, and a convincing before-and-after story.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

DevOps Tool / Product of the Year

While DevOps started as more a philosophy than a toolset, tools and solutions to speed DevOps results are now key to the game, and we're looking for the best in class. Why is yours leading the pack, and how can you prove it? Again, customer case study examples would stand you in good stead with the judges.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony. You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Most Successful Cultural Transformation

Moving from a legacy waterfall-based way of working to agile methodologies takes a significant readjustment for employees at every business level. We are looking for cases where the company has seamlessly and successfully transitioned to DevOps workflows, with examples of employee attitudes.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony. You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best Open Source DevOps Tool

The free flowing nature of open source is an excellent companion to DevOps, and there are some very special tools appearing in the space. We'd like to find out why you consider yours to be pulling ahead. Please include customer case studies to help tell the story.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

DevOps Leader of the Year

This is an award for the individual who is leading Dev Ops by example. It may be departmental management, project leadership, or a personal innovation which has grown and developed the space.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony. You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best Automation Project

This award will go to the automation project which demonstrates the best overall impact on the business. Evidence of innovation, financial impact on the business, and performance against initial expectations will be required.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

DevOps Professional of the Year

Our DevOps Professional of the year is a DevOps practitioner who has gone the extra mile to show the rest of the industry how it works in action. They're not necessarily a leader in the traditional sense, but simply an individual who has taken DevOps to their core, and produced results not possible without seamless blending of development and operations.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony. You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best DevOps Security Tool

The need for security is a never ending cycle, and that fits DevOps like a glove. As a relatively new area of the security industry, we want to seek out the best DevOps security tool, and award those leading the pack. This is another award where customer stories are an important addition to winning over the judges.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best DevOps Consulting Firm

While a firm may have got to grips with DevOps, it's always a good idea to get an extra pair of eyes on a philosophy or a particular project, and that's where consulting comes in. Who are you working with, what are you doing for them, and what drives your perfect blend of incisive advice and guidance?

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best Cloud Agile Technology

Many call cloud and DevOps natural bedfellows, but we want to see proof of that in execution. How does your technology serve both cloud and DevOps approaches to create the perfect mix? Customer examples would be a sincere advantage when explaining.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Most Innovative DevOps Vendor

DevOps is another buzz phrase of the day, but 'not doing waterfall' is a far cry from actually innovating in the space. This award will go to the vendor displaying the most industry-leading approach to working with Dev Ops. Customer case studies are a strongly encouraged addition to your entry.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony. You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best DevOps Services Company

We're looking for the best overall DevOps services operation. From strategy to planning, maintenance to implementation, you'll do some or all of these to a high degree, and be able to prove it with good customer stories.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

Best Implementation of DevSecOps

The growing shift-left mindset in DevOps means that the emphasis is now on writing code securely the first time round, instead of treating security as an afterthought at the end of the delivery process. How has security been embedded into the DevOps process, and what has been the effect on business workflows? Judges will expect to see a case study, not a simple marketing description of a DevSecOps tool.

Important information: 

  • Do not submit marketing copy , it will not be accepted as an entry.
  • Your entry must be specific to the category, do not enter the same submission across multiple categories.
  • All entrants must have presence in the UK Entrants are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
  • You will receive your finalist logo after booking a package or a table.

* NEW * Best AIOps/MLOps Tool

The work expected of IT operations teams has grown beyond the human scale in recent years. Using AI (AIOps) and machine learning (MLOps) is increasingly necessary to collate, analyse and leverage the massive amount of ops data modern firms generate. This means moving away from siloed IT and implementing dedicated tools that can derive insights and improvements from the aggregated data. Judges will pay attention to how the tool works, the problem is it designed to solve and how successful it is at doing so. You must include a UK-based customer case study to enter this category.

* NEW * Best Use of Compliance as Code

Remaining compliant with ever-changing rules and regulations is difficult, but necessary to operate in modern business. The rapid pace of modern software delivery means the best approach these days is through implementing compliance as code, making compliance an automatic process and freeing you up to focus on your core business.

This is not a product category: we are looking for more than just a tool. You must show successful implementation of compliance as code in a real-world environment in a UK-based organisation. Successful entries must demonstrate evidence of following the three pillars at the heart of compliance: prevent, detect and remediate.