BroadGroup Announces Shortlist for the 12th Annual Datacloud Global Awards

LONDON / MONACO – May 3, 2019BroadGroup today announced the shortlist for the 12th annual Datacloud Global Awards. These prestigious awards recognise the teams, products, innovations, initiatives and projects that demonstrate data centre, edge, cloud innovation and service excellence.

The winners, selected by an independent international panel of expert judges, will be announced at the dinner and ceremony in Monaco on the evening of June 4, 2019. The ceremony will be hosted by actress, model and charity campaigner Joanna Lumley OBE and is proudly sponsored by Awards Patron Vertiv.

Smart infrastructure is a global opportunity, and the world is currently experiencing the rapid development of technologies that are capable of delivering better performance at a lower cost. This phenomenon has opened up new sectors to the Datacloud Global Awards 2019. These new categories include awards for the cybersecurity sector and the information security market data centre enablement of Smart Cities, 5G deployment, innovation of IT architecture and design, and data center construction for hyperscalers.

Chairman of the judging panel, Gerd Simon, remarked, “The 2019 Datacloud Global Awards received the highest number of nominations so far. The new award categories in particular have attracted newcomers from organizations all over the world. The shortlisted companies represent nothing less than leaders in their categories that are driving this data centric industry forward through an innovative spirit.”

The shortlisted companies are as follows:

Category 01. Cloud Service Provider of the Year 

  • CoreStack
  • 1&1 IONOS
  • Jelastic  

Category 02. Data Centre Service Provider of the Year

  • CBRE
  • Digital Realty
  • EdgeConneX
  • Iron Mountain Data Centers

Category 03. Data Centre CyberSecurity Award

  • Cyxtera
  • Equinix
  • SaltDNA
  • EBRC

Category 04. Data Centre for Smart City Award

  • Cloud&Heat Technologies
  • Lintasarta
  • RISE SICS North
  • RWE Supply & Trading

Category 05. Excellence in Regional Data Centre Award – Asia Pac

  • AirTrunk
  • GDS Services
  • Lintasarta

Category 06. Excellence in Regional Data Centre Award – Europe

  • Green Mountain
  • Interxion
  • IXcellerate
  • NLDC
  • VIRTUS Data Centres

Category 07. Excellence in Regional Data Centre Award – Middle East and Africa 

  • Sonatel
  • Rack Centre
  • Teraco

Category 08. Excellence in Regional Data Centre Award – Americas

  • GlobeNet
  • ROOT Data Center
  • Stream Data Centers
  • eStruxture Data Centers

Category 09. Global Connectivity Innovator of the Year

  • Global Cloud Xchange (GCX)
  • GlobeNet
  • Digital Realty
  • HGC Global Communications

Category 10. Hyperscale Innovation Award

  • AirTrunk
  • Chindata
  • CyrusOne
  • DigiPlex

Category 11. Edge Innovation Award

  • Chindata & Huawei Technologies
  • Kaloom
  • Vapor IO
  • WindCORES

Category 12. Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award

  • Iron Mountain Data Centers
  • Kao Data
  • GlobeNet

Category 13. Data Centre Location of the Year Award

  • Greater Montréal presented by – Montréal International, Hydro-Québec and Investissement Quebec
  • Kajaani Region presented by Hermann IT
  • Scottish Futures Trust presented by Host in Scotland
  • Tinn Municipality and the town of Rjukan presented by Green Mountain

Category 14. Digital Champion 2019 Award

  • SBAB Bank implemented by City Network Hosting AB
  • Liverpool Football Club UK – EA Transformation implemented by Atos

Category 15. Young Digital Leader of the Year

  • Sami Badri – Credit Suisse
  • Michael Lahoud – Stream Data Centers
  • Gamal Albin Said – Indonesia Medika
  • Narendra Sen – RackBank Datacenters

Category 16. Young Engineer of the Year

  • Paul Harrison – Future Facilities
  • Said Eren Karahan – Turkcell
  • Joshua Martens – AirTrunk
  • Turgay Parlak – Turkcell

The inaugural Data Economy Finvest Awards will also be presented the same evening, recognizing Law Firm of the Year, Real Estate Deal of the Year and The M&A of the Year.

To view the full list of shortlisted companies click here.


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

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