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11th Datacloud Awards winners announced


Innovation, Excellence and Diversity celebrated at the data centre and cloud industry’s premier awards night

London/Monaco, 13 June 2018 – BroadGroup, the information media technology and professional services company, today 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.

Datacloud Awards 2018
Datacloud Awards 2018

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 commented: “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 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.

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


About BroadGroup
BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology company. Established in 2002, the company delivers premium event brands including Datacloud and Edge and Awards, which are an internationally recognized beacon of high quality content, deal making, networking and industry recognition for data center, cloud and Edge leaders, their enterprise customers, investors and senior executives. It also owns the widely acclaimed Data Economy online and offline global news resource and investor forums provider for the tech sector. BroadGroup is now a member company of FTSE 250 firm Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC whose leading brands include Capacity, Metro Connect, Subsea Connect and ITW.

Press contact
Julia Vockrodt, BroadGroup, +44 (0)7710 942943