11th Datacloud Awards: Winners announced

11th Datacloud Awards: Winners announced

BroadGroup, the information media technology and professional services company, has announced the winners of the prestigious 11th Datacloud Awards.

Recognised as the annual bellwether for the data centre and cloud industry, the awards recognise the leading individuals and companies shaping the global data economy and honour innovation, service excellence and diversity.

A precursor to the Datacloud Europe congress in The Grimaldi Forum Monaco, the awards evening took place at the breath-taking Salle des Etoiles, Le Sporting Club, Monaco and was hosted by comedian, writer and actor Ellie Taylor.

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

Rob Johnson, CEO at Vertiv added, “The 2018 Datacloud Awards was a truly spectacular evening, recognising the inspirational people, innovation and excellence that embody our industry. As the leading platinum sponsor, we have had the fantastic opportunity to acknowledge outstanding industry peers at last night’s ceremony. From categories ranging from cloud and data centre architecture to connectivity and circular economy leadership, I sincerely congratulate all the very deserving winners.”

 

The winners 

 

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. BroadGroup is the organiser of the premier forum and awards Datacloud Europe. Datacloud has established itself as Europe’s must-attend data centre and cloud business forum and expects more than 2000+ senior executives at their 16th annual event.