LONDON – 27th August 2014 – VIRTUS Data Centres Ltd. (VIRTUS), London’s flexible and efficient data centre specialist, today announced that it has been named the winner of the Best Technology Innovation category at this year’s Computer Weekly European User Awards for Datacentre and Storage.
VIRTUS Data Centres received the accolade for its innovative approach to the construction of its LONDON2 data centre in Hayes, which was built from the ground up with the aim of facilitating a highly efficient operation with green credentials. VIRTUS worked with Romonet to analyse the most efficient cost models over a ten year period and deployed Excool’s next-generation cooling technology to help achieve the strongest possible model.
Neil Cresswell, CEO, VIRTUS Data Centres said: “We’re delighted to have won this award recognising VIRTUS Data Centres as a leading provider of innovative data centre technology. To be acknowledged by a leading industry authority like Computer Weekly, alongside expert judges, from Quocirca, IDC, Forrester and Ovum is a huge accolade, which will mean a great deal to the VIRTUS team.”
Robbie McGhie, CTO, VIRTUS Data Centres said: “The VIRTUS goal is to lead the data centre industry in flexibility, cost efficiency, service excellence and value for highly specified, highly connected data centres. We are using innovative new technology and business models to bring greater flexibility and efficiency to our customers, IT and business, and we are passing these efficiencies on in cost savings to customers. We've built VIRTUS LONDON2 to be London's most efficient and lowest cost Tier III certified data centre available and we’re delighted this has been recognised by these awards."
The Computer Weekly European User Awards honours IT professionals across Europe that have excelled in their approach to using technology and the judges of this award noted: “VIRTUS’ use of financial predictives from Romonet and the Excool systems shows how a flexible environment can be built in a high-cost environment such as London, to optimise the cost for customers.”
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