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12th Datacloud Global Awards winners announced


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

London/Monaco, 5 June 2019 – BroadGroup, the information media technology and professional services company, today announced the winners of the prestigious 12th Datacloud Awards. The finalists in each of the 16 categories and the new Data Economy Finvest categories were selected by judges comprised of professionals from the industry. These awards recognise the teams, products, innovations, initiatives and projects that demonstrate data centre and Edge and cloud innovation and service excellence.

Datacloud Awards 2019
Datacloud Awards 2019

A precursor to the Datacloud Global 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 actress, model and charity campaigner, Joanna Lumley OBE.

This year, despite a more rigorous submissions process, our judges were overwhelmed with a staggering number of entries across the categories. After much deliberation, today BroadGroup is excited to announce the 2019 Datacloud Global Awards and Finvest finalists.

Philip Low, chairman BroadGroup commented: “The Awards honour the most forward-thinking individuals and advancements and 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.”

Giordano Albertazzi, the President of Vertiv in Europe, Middle East and Africa added “The 2019 Datacloud Awards was a truly spectacular evening, recognising the inspirational people, innovation and excellence that embody our industry. As the Patron 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 2019 Datacloud Global Awards:

Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility - Kao Data
Cloud Service Provider of the Year - Jelastic
Data Centre Service Provider of the Year - CBRE
Data Centre CyberSecurity Award - Cyxtera
Data Centre for Smart City Award - RISE SICS North
Excellence in Regional Data Centre Award - Asia Pac - GDS Services
Excellence in Regional Data Centre Award - Europe - Green Mountain
Excellence in Regional Data Centre Award - Middle East and Africa - Rack Centre
Excellence in Regional Data Centre Award - Americas - GlobeNet
Global Connectivity Innovator of the Year - Global Cloud Xchange
Hyperscale Innovation Award - Chindata
The Edge Innovation Award - Vapor IO
Data Centre Location of the Year - Greater Montréal
Digital Champion 2019 Award - SBAB Bank implemented by City Network Hosting AB
Young Digital Leader of the Year - Sami Badri-Credit Suisse
Young Engineer of the Year - Paul Harrison
Law Firm of the Year Award - Eversheds Sutherland
Edge Investment Award - EdgeConneX
Real Estate Deal of the Year Award - Legal & General Capital & Goldacre Noe Group
M&A of the Year Award - CyrusOne
The BroadGroup Award - Andrew Harrison & Andrew Jay
iMasons Sustainability Champion Award - Joe Kava, Google

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

BroadGroup is the organiser of the premier forum and awards and Datacloud Global Congress. 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