Monday, 11 July 2011 07:50

CloudCentral wins 2011 iAwards ACT Start-Up Company category award

By Caroline Williams

CloudCentral has been announced as the ACT state winner of the Start-Up Company category in the 2011 iAwards, jointly hosted by the Australian Computing Society (ACS) and Australian Internet Industry Association (AIIA).

'We are delighted to be the 2011 ACT winner of the Start-Up company category award', announced Kristoffer Sheather, Chief Executive Officer for CloudCentral. 'This is a direct acknowledgement of our commitment to providing a compelling cloud computing alternative based in Australia. The judging process of the iAwards is stringent and we are thrilled to be nominated as the ACT start-up company finalist for the national awards to be judged later in the year.'

Sheather continued: 'We also congratulate all of the nominees and winners of the other award categories'.

CloudCentral received its award at the iAwards luncheon held in Canberra today. Selection was based on the inspiring nature of the nomination and fulfilling various criteria.

'The 2011 iAwards field has been very strong in ACT,' said AIIA CEO Ian Birks. 'There has been a trend of continual improvement in the field of iAwards contenders over the past few years, and we are now seeing world class technology innovators such as CloudCentral consistently emerging at the local level.'

'It is clear to me that the companies driving productivity growth and prosperity as we develop a national digital economy are not only home-grown, they are ready today. CloudCentral and their ACT nominated counterparts should be congratulated for their win against a strong field of contenders.'

Unlike other cloud computing players, CloudCentral is 100% focused on providing superior cloud solutions to customers. As a pure play 'Infrastructure as a Service' provider, CloudCentral's business has been built from the ground up with the sole intention of delivering the best cloud computing in Australia.

Over 17 years, the iAwards has become the premier technology awards platform in Australia delivering the most comprehensive awards program in the technology industry today. The iAwards are judged by industry, for industry and provide achievements with public recognition that extends across the ICT sector to government, community and beyond. For more information visit


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