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The 7th Annual Data Centre and Cloud Awards ceremony was held in London on the 12th June

Green Mountain Data Centre were thrilled to win the ‘New Data Centre of the Year Award’ for their new co-location data centre near Stavanger Norway and the DCIM Award for the same data centre.

Philip Lowe of Broad Group commented ‘We are very pleased that Green Mountain have been recognized with two Awards’ the first time this has happened in the Awards’ history!’

Green Mountain was selected for ‘The New Data Centre of the Year‘ because it is regarded as the ‘Greenest Data Centre in the World’ since it was built. Powered by zero emissionshydro- power with unique fjord cooling for the servers ensuring a PUE below 1.2. Furthermore the centre will also soon be awarded a Tier lll Uptime certification.

Judges commented;

‘There were a significant number of entries in this category.

Virtualisation, cloud and converged systems all impact how new datacentres need to be configured and the judges were looking for new data centres with outstanding characteristics

The winnerhas created a highly efficient facility for high density cooling, a data centre that addresses every aspect of sustainability and has zero emissions.’

The DCIM Award was given because of the sophisticated solution from Schneider combined with its own development that amongst other things allows real time continuous monitoring of the Power Utilisation Efficiency (PUE) for all individual clients. Each client actually has their PUE continuously displayed real time in their data room.

Judges commented;
Data Centre Infrastructure Management addresses the convergence of information technology and data centre facility management disciplines.

The winner has implemented an outstanding DCIM that provides a global, holistic management platform with real-time monitoring for all diverse systems across IT and facility infrastructures implemented in its data centre.  By enabling deep visibility into all aspects of a data centre’s operations, the company provides tremendous transparency for its own operations, as well as for its clients, for management and efficiency. In particular, the solution enables customers monitor and configure data centre requirements without geographical constraints.

“The awards evening is an exceptional industry networking event,” commented Gregory Gerot, Director of Operations at BroadGroup. “Each year they bring recognition to the innovation in this increasingly competitive but expanding industry.”