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Equinix, EBRC, EvoSwitch, & SAP Cloud ERP among 2018 Datacloud Awards' winners

13 Jun 18

Last night saw the 11th Datacloud Awards take place in Monaco at a black-tie event.

The event organisers, BroadGroup, assert the event is all about celebrating innovation, excellence, and diversity in the data centre and cloud industry.

A precursor to the Datacloud Europe congress that is currently taking place in The Grimaldi Forum Monaco, the awards evening took place at the Salles des Etoiles, Le Sporting Club and was hosted by comedian, writor an actor Ellie Taylor.

“Globally relevant, the Datacloud Awards have yet again both delighted and surprised reflecting the incredible dynamism, talent and spirit that exists in the industry,” says BroadGroup chairman Phillip Low.

“All of this year’s winners are disrupting and innovating in ways we had never imagined and helping to define a new era in the IT infrastructure market.”

A participant of this year’s awards, Vertiv CEO Rob Johnson says the event was truly ‘spectacular’ in recognising the people that embody the industry.

“As the leading platinum sponsor, we have had the fantastic opportunity to acknowledge outstanding industry peers at last night’s ceremony,” says Johnson.

“From categories ranging from cloud and data centre architecture to connectivity and circular economy leadership, I sincerely congratulate all the very deserving winners.”

Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2018 Datacloud Awards:

Best Data Centre Energy Solution Award - DigiPlex

Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award - 4D Data Centres

Data Centre Above and Beyond Award - CBRE Data Centre Solutions - DXC London Team

Excellence in Data Centres Architecture and Design Award - Altice Portugal

Data Centre Geographical Location Award Nigeria represented by Rack Centre

Circular Economy Leadership Award - EvoSwitch

Connectivity Provider of the Year Award GlobeNet

Best Programme for Data Centre Training and Professional Development CNet Training

Excellence in Cloud Service Award with Global Impact SAP Cloud ERP

Excellence in Cloud Service Award with Local Impact EBRC

Excellence in Data Centre Service Award with Global Impact - Equinix

Excellence in Data Centre Service Award with Local Impact EvoSwitch

Hyperscale Award - AirTrunk

Marketer of the Year Award Fredrik Jansson, DigiPlex

Young Engineer of the Year Award - Mercy Mahinda Wangari of Safaricom, Kenya

Data Centre Leader of the Year Award Knut Molaug, Green Mountain

Cloud Leader of the Year Award Diane Greene, Google

 Individual Industry Contribution - Ambassador Award  -  Emma Fryer, Tech UK

Lifetime Achievement Award - Peter Hannaford, Datacenter People

Infrastructure Masons Diversity Award  - Rob Roy, Founder and CEO of Switch

Award for Services to The Datacloud Awards - Gerd Simon

Also presented on the evening were the European Commission [Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres Awards] Awards with LuxConnect, Google & IBM all taking one home. 

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