|[December 18, 2012]
IDC-G is Pleased to Announce Guy Willner as Winner of Datacenter Dynamics' Data Center Business Leader of the Year Award
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Guy Willner, Founder & Chairman of the International Data Centre Group
(IDC (News - Alert)-G), Co-Founder and CEO of IXcellerate, Moscow's premier
carrier-neutral data centre, has just won Datacenter
Dynamics' Data Center Business Leader of the Year Award.
The DatacenterDynamics EMEA 6th Annual Awards is a prestigious event
which recognises the very best innovation, leadership and 'out of the
box' thinking in the data centre industry across the EMEA region. The
Awards dinner was held in London on 13 December, gathering over 700
industry professionals to celebrate excellence across the industry.
Having co-founded IXEurope with Christophe de Buchet in 1999 and then
sold to Equinix (News - Alert) Inc in 2007, Guy Willner launched IDC-G in 2010 to bring
together the leading carrier-neutral data centres in new and emerging
markets around the globe, in an effort to increase communications
between peers and promote the sharing of best practices. Recently in
2012, IXcellerate, of which Willner is CEO, received Series A funding
from the International Finance Corporation and other investors to start
Moscow's premier co-location data centre. Additionally Guy is an
investor and on the Board of Teraco Data Environments PTY of South
Africa, which has seen it's NAP Africa Internet exchange grow over 50%
in the past year.
'IDC-G was founded essentially as a networking hub, where indstry
leaders share ideas and learn from each other. We have a great team here
and we have evolved into such a global organisation within a short
period of time. It is also a great reward to see the business case of
IXcellerate finally launched in one of the world's biggest untapped
markets. It is very satisfying to be recognised, not just me, but also
my team in London and Moscow. Now, new challenges ahead!'
The 2012 Datacenter Dynamics Awards have also announced winners in
categories in design, innovation, outsourcing, blueprints, outstanding
contribution, and so on. DeNovo, IDC-G's Ukrainian Alliance Member, was
amongst the finalists in the 'Innovation in Outsourcing' category.
Earlier in October, Telconet, IDC-G's Latin American Alliance Member,
which is the first in the region to be certified TIER IV, won award for
'Innovation' at DatacenterDynamics LATAM Awards.
Headquartered in London, IDC-G is a data centre service provider
representing an alliance of high quality, carrier neutral data centres
across 5 continents, with a focus on emerging and high-growth markets.
From initial investigation to deployment with a single interface for
premium data centre services, IDC-G has the service for their clients no
matter where they are in their data centre cycle. IDC-G's clients can
leverage world-class industry experience combined with the local
expertise of its Alliance Members, as well as the assurance that comes
with the IDC-G stamp of data centre excellence. IDC-G was launched in
2010 by Guy Willner, the co-founder of Europe's leading carrier neutral
data centre provider IXEurope, which was acquired by Equinix Inc. in
2007 for USD555m.
As of today, IDC-G has 33 data centres in 19 countries, including
Belgium, Channel Islands, Croatia, Ecuador, Ghana, Hungary, Iceland,
India, Indonesia, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, South
Africa, Mauritius, Nigeria, Oman, and the United States (Hawaii). For
more details on IDC-G, visit www.idc-g.com
IXcellerate is a new datacenter operator co-founded by Guy Willner and
Cliff Gauntlett (Former SVP of Golden Telecom (News - Alert)). The project will
encompass the construction and operation of a 6,200 square metre,
carrier neutral data centre in Moscow set on a 15,000 square metre
campus. The datacenter will be built over three phases, with the first
1000 square metres planned to be in operation in Q4 2012. IXcellerate is
the Russian Alliance Member of the International
Data Centre Group (IDC-G). See www.ixcellerate.com (stay
connected on construction pictures and progress on the website or on
Twitter (News - Alert) @ixcellerate)
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