By Data Center POST contributor, Sarah Chamberlain
The world of data centers moves fast. With emerging technologies and trends like the cloud, the edge, the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and more constantly redefining the field, the industry’s dynamism and breakneck pace can make keeping up difficult, even for the most talented entities. Yet, the breakthroughs and tireless efforts of individuals and companies across this sphere are what continually enable and empower our collective future. Luckily, despite the challenges that a rapidly-evolving industry presents, data center investments and hard-working minds continue to fuel unprecedented and powerful progress.
To highlight the fantastic accomplishments achieved by players across the data center and cloud space, the Datacloud Global Congress, hosted by BroadGroup, created the Datacloud Awards. Now in their 12th year, these prestigious awards recognize the teams, products, innovations, initiatives and projects that demonstrate unparalleled innovation and service excellence across data centers, the edge and the cloud.
“The awards honor the most forward-thinking individuals and advancements in the industry,” comments Philip Low, Chairman of BroadGroup. “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.”
BroadGroup, the information media technology and professional services company, recently announced the winners of the 12th Datacloud Awards. These champions of forward-thinking innovation were unveiled on June 4th at the stunning Salle des Etoiles, Le Sporting Club, Monaco, during a dinner and ceremony hosted by actress, model and charity campaigner, Joanna Lumley OBE. It was a banner year for the awards, which garnered a staggering number of entries across their 16 categories (including the new Data Economy Finvest categories) despite an increasingly rigorous submissions process.
The winners, selected after much deliberation by an independent international panel of expert judges, include CBRE as Data Center Service provider of the Year, Jelastic as Cloud Service Provider of the Year, Vapor IO as winner of the Edge Innovation Award and more.
The European Commission (Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers Awards) Awards were also presented during the ceremony, with CoolDC, Datacenter.com and The University of Strasbourg all being distinguished as winners.
The 2019 Datacloud Awards ceremony and dinner presented a truly spectacular evening of recognition and congratulations for the inspirational people, companies, projects and innovations that embody and power the data center industry at large. With categories that encompass all spheres, including cloud and data architecture, connectivity, sustainability and beyond, these awards acknowledge and encourage the enterprising spirit and dedication that furthers not only the world of data centers, but the world at large.