Welcome to Datacloud Awards 2016

The winners of the 2016 Data Centre and Cloud Awards are:

Excellence in Data Centre Service Award: CenturyLink
Data Centres Community Impact Award: LuxConnect
Data Centre Above and Beyond Award: CBRE Data Center Solutions
Innovative Data Centre Location Award: Host In Ireland
Cloud Above and Beyond Award: 6 Degrees Group
Datacenter Leadership Award: Hewlett Packard Enterprise for Cloud 28+
The Most Innovative Energy Solution Award: DigiPlex
Excellence in Connectivity Award: Equinix
Innovation in Global Data Center Education Award: Andrew Stevens, CEO, CNet Training
Datacenter Innovation in Improving Customer Service Award: Schneider Electric for Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona
Outstanding Services to Datacloud Awards: Marion Howard-Healy
In addition, BroadGroup presented an Industry Achievement Award to Byrne Murphy, Chairman & Founder, DigiPlex.

The all new Datacloud Awards 2016 introduces new experts to the Judges Panel, expanding its reputation for new insight, market and technical knowledge.

Celebrating Innovation - For Data Centre and Cloud the Awards represent a fantastic opportunity for the Industry to reflect on the sheer range and diversity of current innovation that have provided customers with services and products over the past year. It is also a once a year opportunity for us to celebrate the tremendous achievements made, and identify the companies and people who deserve the highest recognition.

New Format - For 2016, the format of the evening celebration has been extensively changed to ensure that those joining the event will share in the excitement of the occasion with colleagues, customers and peers. The evening will now include a reception, dinner and the Awards ceremony itself.

New Categories - 15 categories are available for nomination covering innovation in data centre and cloud. In addition, the Judges have opened up new Awards categories including Data Centre Location, Energy, Excellence in Connectivity and the most innovative deployment of IoT.

Outstanding Benefits - Companies can also benefit by attending the Awards dinner and ceremony and with the recognition of being shortlisted, start making contact with a global network of potential customers and partner.

Nominate now and don’t miss out - The industry has truly come of age, and the Datacloud Awards as the premier pan-European-MEA event, will uniquely reflect its importance. Join the most important Awards evening of the Year at Datacloud 2016.

Nominations are entirely free of any charge.

Prizes for the shortlisted companies and winner:

  1. The winner will receive a branded Award at the ceremony.
  2. The other shortlisted companies will each be given a special prize as a runner-up and exposure on social media.


Award Categories 2016


European Code of Conduct AwardsEuropean Code of Conduct Awards

The European Code of Conduct for Data Centres Awards will also be presented at the Ceremony, awarding data centre companies for their respective investment in innovative energy efficient technologies, which have resulted in major reductions in energy use.

The Code of Conduct for Data Centres was created in response to increasing energy consumption in this sector. It is a voluntary initiative managed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, with the aim to reduce energy consumption through ambitious energy efficiency measures. The aim is to inform and stimulate data centre operators and owners to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner by improving the understanding of energy demand within the data centre, raising awareness, and recommending energy efficient best practice and targets. 211 data centres joined the EU Code of Conduct since the start of the programme in 2008. In addition there are 234 “endorsers” in the programme.  These are IT professionals who promote the use of the Data Centres Code of Conduct and assist the participants with the implementation.

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