Stratus Award Category Definitions


Artificial INtelligence

A cloud-based systems or application that is able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence.

Autonomous and Unmanned Vehicles

Technology or systems based in the cloud that assist in the operation and movement of any type of vehicle, whether manned or unmanned.

Cloud Collaboration

Any product or service that helps organizations and groups meet, share and work in the cloud.

Cloud Company

Any organization that is providing one or multiple services in the cloud. Your DNA, processes and business model relies on the cloud.

Cloud Disruptor

An organization, product or service that is rapidly changing the status quo of an existing market, segment of the industry they serve or the larger cloud industry as a whole.

Cloud Executive

An individual leading an organization and the industry to higher results in the cloud.

Cloud Integrator

An organization, product or service that is focused on helping customers take existing processes, applications and business operations into the cloud.

Cloud Security Service

Any cloud- based service that is used to protect cloud or on-premises or mobile equipment or software.

Green Company

An organization with a special focus on delivering cloud services through an environmentally friendly or sensitive way.

Hosting Provider

A service provider that provides the technologies and services needed for a customer to move applications or equipment into the cloud.

Hybrid Cloud Provider

An organization, product or service that provides a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms.

IOT - Internet of things

Any cloud-based system or software related to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems.

Infrastructure as a Service

An infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provides virtualized computing resources over the Internet.


A system or application helping companies using the open-source container-orchestration system Kubernetes for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications.

Managed Service Provider

An organization that consults with and services customers with completely managed cloud-based information technology (IT) services.

Mobile Cloud Provider

An organization, product or service that provides data, applications and related services accessed through smartphones, laptop computers, tablets and other portable devices.

Platform as a Service

A platform as a service (PaaS) allows customers to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing

Private Cloud Provider

An organization, product or service that provides privately available cloud services.

Public Cloud Provider

An organization, product or service that provides publically available cloud services.

Software as a Service

A software as a service (SaaS) distributes applications hosted and managed in the cloud.

Storage Technology

Any product or service that stores data in the cloud.


Any cloud-based service or product that aids or facilitates the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients.