EvoSwitch Wins ‘Best Energy Solution Award’ At Datacloud Awards 2017 


EvoSwitch, a provider of 100% carbon-neutral operated colocation data centres in the Europe and the US, with its partner-rich cloud interconnection platform, EvoSwitch OpenCloud, has been awarded the ‘Best Energy Solution’ award at this year Datacloud Awards 2017 in Monaco.

This award recognises EvoSwitch’s achievements with regards to the company’s in-house engineered, free cooling based data centre technology with ultra-low PUE figures – as being deployed in EvoSwitch’s data centre campus in Europe (Amsterdam region).

At the Datacloud Europe 2017 ceremony yesterday evening in Monaco, EvoSwitch was one of four contenders for the ‘Best Energy Solution’ award. Other companies selected by the panel of judges include Asperitas, EcoCooling and NLDC. Datacloud Europe is BroadGroup’s annual networking and deal-making event for the European cloud and data centre industry.

As an owner/operator of carbon-neutral data centres in Europe (Amsterdam region) and the US (Washington DC area), EvoSwitch has designed and engineered its energy-efficient ‘free cooling’ concept in-house to address demanding and multi-tenant requirements for colocation and cloud-usage.

During the award ceremony in Monaco, Eric Boonstra, chief executive officer, EvoSwitch, and Patrick van der Wilt, commercial director, EvoSwitch were representing EvoSwitch to see if their energy-efficient data centre design with ultra-low PUE figures would be selected as a winning solution. Now it’s confirmed that EvoSwitch’s data centre innovation may call itself an ‘award-winning’ technology.

Datacloud’s Best Energy Solution award recognises a data centre facility, a team or an individual with a demonstrable track record of implementing an innovative approach. The panel of judges was looking to identify a business that has significantly demonstrated the use of a disruptive energy innovation within the data centre environment, preferably providing an exemplar of innovation in energy management to the ‘global’ data centre industry.

“The Datacloud Awards celebrate some of the best companies, individuals and technologies in this increasingly challenging and competitive industry,” says Gerd J. Simon, chairman of the Judges Panel.

“The Best Energy Solution award was a hotly contested category, with entries of outstanding quality reflecting the amount of change and innovation that is happening in the industry right now. We congratulate EvoSwitch on their achievement.”