The gala dinner and ceremony was hosted by International celebrity Ruby Wax. Ms Wax captivated the audience with her fast pace wit and delighted the award winners with a photo opportunity while receiving their award.
The awards were presented on the evening of Tuesday 7th June at Le Méridien Hotel in Monaco and attended by over 600 executives from the data centre and cloud industry. Entries were judged across a range of award categories.
The winners of the 2016 Data Centre and Cloud Awards are:
Excellence in Data Centre Service Award: Century Link
Data Centres Community Impact Award: LuxConnect
Data Centre Above and Beyond Award: CBRE Data Center Solutions
Innovative Data Centre Location Award: Host In Ireland
Cloud Above and Beyond Award: 6 Degrees Group
Datacenter Leadership Award: Hewlett Packard Enterprise for Cloud 28+
The Most Innovative Energy Solution Award: DigiPlex
Excellence in Connectivity Award: Equinix
In addition, BroadGroup presented an Industry Achievement Award to Byrne Murphy, Chairman & Founder, DigiPlex.
Also at the ceremony Mr. Paolo Bertoldi of The European Commission presented awards for the European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency. The Awards show took place before the Datacloud Europe 2016 Conference in The Grimaldi Forum.
Philip Low, managing director of BroadGroup, said, ‘The Data Centre and Cloud Awards, now in their ninth year, has become one of the most important international events in the industry’s calendar. The awards have changed significantly over the years and today they reflect the continuing evolution of the IT industry and the global services in this sector. I am also delighted that Ms Ruby Wax agreed to host the awards and entertain our esteemed guests, making it the most memorable event we have ever held.’