on365 and Automation NV were recognised for their new containerised datacentre solution. Utilising Automation's SAFE Modular Containerised Datacentre Solutions and Colt International's innovative direct air evaporative cooling system, on365 have developed a fully integrated modular datacentre solution. Providing best-in-class technology and offering performance configurations fully optimised for power and density this allows you to quickly, flexibly and efficiently adapt the capacity of your physical infrastructure. Find out more about the on365 and Automation NV innovative IT in a Box.
About the International Datacentre and Cloud Awards 2013
The awards recognise exceptional people in the international datacentre and cloud industry. This 6th year attracted the largest number of entries ever. Retiring chairman of the Judges Panel Ashley Davis commented, "The quality of submissions across all categories attests to the value the industry now places on these Awards. Winners and companies commended and shortlisted gain tremendous recognition among their customers and industry peers. The Awards continues to reflect the international character of the datacentre and cloud industry and the demonstrable need for customer focus and innovation to remain in lead position."
The Judges panel which has been chaired for the past three years by Ashley Davis, includes experts from the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and USA. Sponsors of the Awards evening included Anixter, Virtus Data Centres, and SunGard Availability Services. The Awards has a dedicated group on LinkedIn to engage in discussion and follow announcements.
About the Modular Award
As performance of devices rapidly increases and the ubiquity of the Internet unfolds, strategies around building the IT infrastructures to support them needs to rapidly evolve too. With a range of modules available, installation is easy with little more than a power connection, a water connection for cooling and a data connection. One of the main advantages for modular datacentres is the operation of pay as you grow models, as power, cooling and IT scale together. Effectively this delays capital costs but also eliminates unused capacity as the datacentre fills up. With a key objective of achieving the lowest total ownership with time efficiencies and carbon savings and the opportunity for swift implementation using the latest technologies, modular deployments can offer significant advantages.