Channel Island-based offshore cloud services provider, Calligo, has been recognised by global market research firm, Frost & Sullivan, in its annual 2015 CIO Impact Awards. Calligo received the award for its “Project Global Multi-Jurisdiction Cloud”.
The CIO Impact Awards recognise 44 world-class companies, comprised of enterprise teams, individuals and technology partners for enabling breakthrough new business models and strategies through the innovative use of transformative technologies.
Calligo’s “Project Global Multi-Jurisdiction Cloud” was evaluated by a panel of expert judges that included award-winning chief information officers and Frost & Sullivan researchers. Calligo won the honor in the category of “Data and Network Resilience,” receiving high marks from the judges for its strategic initiative to build a full set of cloud services across multiple jurisdictions around the world that have been specifically designed to meet the data protection, privacy and residency requirements of offshore jurisdictions (low tax countries/territories). Winners of the 2015 CIO Impact Awards will be honored at a gala event on February 10, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, in association with the 3rd Annual ConNEXTions 2015: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange.
“Frost & Sullivan is proud to honor the 44 companies that have won prestigious CIO IMPACT Awards for 2015,” said Jeff Moad, research director at Frost & Sullivan. “These visionary leaders are successfully leveraging emerging technologies not just to automate and streamline existing processes but to forge entirely new, disruptive business models. We salute their impressive achievements.”
“We are very pleased to have been honored by Frost & Sullivan with this prestigious award,"said Julian Box, CEO and co-founder of Calligo. "It’s great to be recognised for what is an ambitious and innovative use of technology which underpins Calligo’s go to market strategy, and for the recognition of what Calligo has achieved in such a short period of time. I look forward to attending the award ceremony at ConNEXTions 2015 in San Francisco in February 2015,”
Designing a modular, multi-jurisdictional cloud platform, including Calligo’s own management software suite, was Calligo’s underlining strategic technological initiative to ensure the levels of operational efficiency they required. Calligo was challenged with designing a cloud platform that could be deployed modularly across the multiple jurisdictions, design operational processes to cover Service Delivery, Client On-boarding and back office functions. Once designed, Calligo built and deployed the cloud platform, recruited and built out a Service Delivery team and expanded the existing Professional Services team. As part of this process, Calligo also decided to implement ISO 9001 & 27001 across the organisation. To help achieve the highest level of efficiency, Calligo built an internal software development team to develop Calligo’s own in house cloud management suite of software designed around the company’s specific requirements to ensure ISO standards and processes are met.
With the increasing complexity of cloud environments, Calligo also sought ways to increase business efficiency while increasing revenue and improving customer satisfaction. Calligo chose to use five technologies: 100% 10GB physical networking infrastructure underpinned by Software Defined Networking, Intel Servers, VMware Virtualization, and SolidFire storage and IP as the only protocol for connectivity and communications. Calligo also selected Xangati’s Application-Aware Infrastructure Intelligence™ solution for managing the performance of its CalligoCloud™ environment as well as its customers’ enterprise infrastructures. By implementing the Xangati solution, Calligo benefitted from real-time actionable insights, resulting in more proactive management of systems across the board.