Cohesive Networks Shortlisted in Two Datacloud Awards 2017 Categories

Cohesive Networks are Finalists in both Cloud Technical Breakthrough Awards & Best Use of Cloud in Major Enterprise Award Categories

Read the full press release: Datacloud Awards 2017 Set To Recognize the Best in Data Center & Cloud Inspiration, Innovation and Excellence

26th April 2017 – London – Cohesive Networks are shortlisted in two categories in the 10th Annual Datacloud Awards: Cloud Technical Breakthrough Awards & Best Use of Cloud in Major Enterprise Award. The Awards, selected by an industry-wide panel of judges, recognize invention, service excellence, and  IT transformation throughout Europe.

About the Awards Categories

VNS3:turret is nominated for the Cloud Technical Breakthrough Award. VNS3:turret is unique in taht it is the only virtual security software that protects critical applications in any network with encrypted overlays and monitoring. No cloud provider or hardware vendor offers the same level of control and security and no other technology cannot guarantee the full accountability of end-to-end encryption for user-controlled security. Application-centric network security with VNS3:turret can help organisations achieve greater security and granular control. VNS3:turret makes data centre resources invisible and undetectable as critical data moves inside networks and between virtualised environments.

Cohesive Networks’ work with Geezeo is nominated for the Best Use of Cloud in Major Enterprise Award. Geezeo, a US-based software services provider for banks and credit unions, works with 240+ clients in the highly regulated financial services industry. In order to leverage their Amazon AWS cloud-only software, Geezeo need to have their virtualised infrastructure connect to partner and customer physical data centres without compromising security.

James Elwood, Geezeo CTO, said: “We started using cloud networking with AWS in 2009 but we needed to build a switching tunnel architecture between our applications and customer data centres. The wildcard is that we’re purely in (Amazon AWS) EC2. Without the infrastructure, being able to set up multiple IPsec tunnels to various data centers and the ability to keep them separate cleanly is a bit of a technical challenge, as well as ongoing management challenge.” Since 2009, Geezeo has successfully scaled up from 4 connected customers to over 240 customers and is looking to expand operations internationally. The VNS3 software product user interface (UI) allows the core Geezeo team to “manage all of their connections from a single control point and offer reliable, manageable, and secure tunnels.”


About the Awards Decision

“The global data center and cloud industry has reached a new epoch,” commented Gerd Simon, chairman of the Judges Panel, “and the 10th Datacloud Awards, the premier EMEA event, uniquely reflects its importance and the ambition to achieve excellence in services and technologies. The Judges were delighted by the quality, detail and scope of this year’s nominations.”

The winners will be announced on the evening of 6th June 2017.

Datacloud Awards 2017
6 June 2017, Monaco

Read the full press release on the Datacloud Awards 2017 Official Shortlist here:


By: Margaret Valtierra