Data centre leaders honoured at Monaco conference

Alan Burkitt-Gray
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Ceremony at Salle des Étoiles in Monaco sees industry leaders honoured for data centre quality and innovation

A total of 18 companies and executives from the cloud industry were honoured last night in Monaco at Datacloud Europe’s annual awards.

The Datacloud Awards, now in their tenth year, were held in the glittering Salle des Étoiles overlooking the Mediterranean, under an open roof with an almost-full moon overhead.

Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan presented the awards to data centre companies and leading individuals who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

Gerd Simon, chairman of the judging panel, said: “The Datacloud Awards celebrate some of the best companies, individuals and technologies in this increasingly challenging and competitive industry. All the categories were hotly contested, with entries of outstanding quality reflecting the amount of change and innovation that is happening in the industry right now. We congratulate the winners on their achievement.”

He told the hundreds gathered at the black-tie dinner that the winners were selected from over 160 nominations.

Full list of winners:
Excellence in Data Centre Service Award
VIRTUS Data Centres

Data Centre Cutting Edge Breakthrough
Nautilus Data Technologies

Data Centre Above And Beyond Award

Data Centre Location Award
Marseille Data Centre Campus, presented by Interxion France

Best Energy Solution Award

Excellence in Connectivity for Data Centres Award
Global Cloud Xchange

Excellence in Cloud Service Award
Global Cloud Xchange

Best Use of Cloud in Major Enterprise Award
Equinix Europe

Cloud New Service Provider Award
Itility Cloud Control

Young Technical Leader of the Year Award
Tim Holm, CBRE Data Centre Solutions

African Data Centre Location Award
Grand Bassam City, Ivory Coast presented by Orange

Data Centre Leadership Award
Charles-Antoine Beyney, Founder and CEO, Etix Everywhere

Cloud Leadership Award
Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, VP, WW Indirect Digital Services at HPE

BroadGroup – Industry Energy Innovation Award

BroadGroup – Services to the Datacloud Awards
Alex Rabbetts, Datacloud Awards Judge

BroadGroup – Industry Achievement Award
William Stein, CEO, Digital Realty

BroadGroup – Data Centre Thought Leadership Award
Christian Belady, GM, Cloud Infrastructure Strategy and Architecture, Microsoft

Data Economy EMEA Influencer 2017
Michael Tobin OBE

Philip Low, chairman of BroadGroup, which organises Datacloud, congratulated Global Cloud Exchange (GCX) on winning two awards this year. This “reflects the very high benchmark they have achieved in both categories”, said Low.

BroadGroup is now part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor Group, which owns Global Telecoms Business and Capacity.