March 23, 2007
IXEurope Scoops Honours at Datacentre Industry Awards
IXEurope, Europe's specialist datacentre company, walked away from last night's Data Centre Europe Awards 2007 as winners of the Best Datacentre in Europe and Best Disaster Recovery Service Provider categories at the ceremony held in the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair.
BroadGroup, the event researchers and organisers, were overwhelmed by the volume of nominations in the first datacentre awards programme, which is completely determined by voting from the industry.
“Being recognised by the industry in these two important categories is an impressive achievement and we highly commend IXEurope for the positive impact it has had in this growing sector,” said Nicola Hayes, Vice President, BroadGroup. “Although this is the first and only industry awards programme, the quality and quantity of entries we have received reflects the success of the initiative and the interest in the datacentre sector. We wish to offer our congratulations to IXEurope and applaud their outstanding work.”
The objective of the awards has been to provide a platform to raise awareness of the importance of the sector in Europe, to facilitate an independent reference point for excellence and to support winning companies in their marketing and communications initiatives. The underlying value of the awards is to recognise leadership, innovation and value creation in the data centre and managed services sector.
Guy Willner, IXEurope's Chief Executive Officer, comments: “This is a tremendous accolade and it is great to see the company's work rewarded in this way. The team has shown huge commitment to providing our customers with a high level of service tailored to specific and evolving needs. We have succeeded through a steadfast belief in our potential, the ability to be flexible and adapt to market conditions, and of course the support from our investors. We are delighted that our dedication has paid off.”
Guy also represented the datacentre industry on the Peering Panel at the conference earlier in the day, where he discussed “The Future of Peering - Is it the new growth driver and what is the fit with Datacentres?”
IXEurope is one of Europe's fastest growing providers of datacentre services. Its principal activities include primary datacentre services, hosting infrastructure and business continuity solutions.
IXEurope works with enterprise and internet customers to provide resilient datacentre infrastructure to house their IT systems far more cost-effectively than through in-house provision. The benefits include optimised IT performance, improved systems availability and reduced corporate risk through improved regulatory compliance. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope also gives clients exceptional service levels and on-site access to a high level of technical expertise.
With award winning datacentre facilities in key European cities, broad technology expertise and a proven track record, IXEurope provides solutions that give customers the confidence that their operations are protected. The Company has over 450 customers in the enterprise, internet and networking markets including Merrill Lynch, Deutsche B�rse Systems AG, Network Rail and France Telecom.
Founded in 1998, IXEurope was listed on the London Stock Exchange in April 2006.
For more information please visit the website at www.ixeurope.com
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