Red Hat Innovation Awards category descriptions

Each year, Red Hat recognizes its customers that demonstrate the most innovative use of Red Hat® solutions. You can nominate your organization for the Red Hat Innovation Awards in any or all of the 5 categories.

Category Suggested products Description


Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage

From the traditional datacenter to the cloud, all IT begins with infrastructure. Whether you have mainframes or commodity servers, virtual machines or your own private cloud, IT supports and benefits your business every day.

Winning organizations make their hardware work more efficiently. A strong foundation is the best way to build anything. But how did you get there? Where did you come from? Your path to IT success can help tell others which way to go.

Ecosystem and knowledge exchange

Red Hat Consulting, Red Hat Training, Partner involvement We don't exist in a vacuum, and neither do our IT engineers, leaders, teachers, and problem-solvers. We all need help along the way. The success possible through collaboration is greater than we can achieve on our own. How did your organization integrate the partners, services, and training it needed to grow? How does your ecosystem and need for education influence the direction of your business?

Emerging technologies

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Storage

You're not just a forward thinker—you're a forward doer. Your IT team sees innovation on the horizon and races to get there first. You're not afraid of the latest and greatest. You see it as another opportunity for grand success. From mobile to big data, or virtualization to cloud, you've taken on some of today’s biggest challenges and enjoyed the spoils of success. How did you do it? And what do you do next?

Opportunity knocks. You're ready to answer the door.

Application development

OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat JBoss® BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform

IT is changing fast. Big data, mobile, and cloud offer opportunities that didn't exist 5 years ago. You live to create the tools and services your customers (and your people) need. Architectures that provide resources as services increase the speed and flexibility for self-service, modern development. How do you use these modern tools and practices to maintain a competitive pace of development? How do you find time to create all the things your business needs—while leaving room for future innovation?

Self-service is key: You can do more when you don't have to wait for approval, resources, or deployments.

Accelerate, integrate, automate

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Efficient, modern infrastructure and processes can take your business a long way. But you can't win the race unless they all work together. Coordinating applications, services, data, development, and business rules keeps many IT managers up at night. But not you. Your business runs like a well-oiled machine, and your management console gives you ultimate power. How do you keep everything working so seamlessly?

Technology works better when it all works well together.