Infinity scoops Data Center Leaders’ Awards
Specialist data centre operator wins in the Data Center Blueprints category of the 2011 Data Center Leaders’ Awards at 5th Annual Gala Dinner
London, UK – 16th December 2011 – Specialist data centre operator, Infinity, today announced it has won the Data Center Leaders’ Award in the Data Center Blueprints category. The entry showcased Infinity’s highly resilient data centre blueprint which optimises efficiency within the urban environment.
Designed for a specific financial services client, Infinity’s entry overcame the challenges of providing efficiency in an urban location. It is common place for financial services systems to require short fibre distances to allow synchronous data base replication. The blueprint used tried and tested technologies in new configurations to challenge existing practices in order to meet the exacting requirements for resiliency and efficiency. Paramount to its client was resilience to protect corporate interests.
The presentation was made to Andy Catton, Infinity Engineering Director by publisher and broadcaster Andrew Neil, at the Data Center Leaders’ Awards ceremony hosted at the Lancaster London Hotel last night. Over 700 industry luminaries gathered to celebrate another year of challenge and achievement in data centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
This Data Center Blueprints category was designed to reward those conceptual, design and management skills required to translate corporate IT service and capacity requirements into a new data centre. Behind every cutting edge data centre are a number of great ‘blueprint’ design and management ideas and this award is about recognising the thinking that is currently ushering in the next generation of data centres. With the challenges confronting the industry now moving quicker and hitting harder than ever before so the skills required in design, project management and construction need to raise the bar continually in terms of innovation, efficient resource use, future-proofing and delivery.
The record number of entries from more countries than ever before were judged by an impressive panel of independent industry luminaries, that included Zahl Limbuwala from the BCS Chartered Institute for IT Chairman, Data Centre Specialist Group, Mike Morrill, Tesco Data Centres Facilities Manager, Andrew Bradley, The Co-operative Banking Group Data Centre Technical Analyst, Andrew Jay, CBRE Global Corporate Services Technology Practice Group Senior Director and Karl Hennessy of Citadel100.