On Wednesday night, myself and other members of the Interxion team were in London for the 7th Annual International Datacentre and Cloud Awards.
The Awards, hosted by the BroadGroup, is a uniquely international event which celebrates the technical and commercial success of the data centre and cloud industries in Europe.
Interxion was nominated for Colocation Provider of the Year; and, after a networking and drinks reception and catching up with old colleagues, we ate way too much at dinner while listening to Steven Norris, Chairman of Virtus, give the keynote speech. He made a compelling point that the technical nature of the data centre industry makes it intimidating for the layman, and it’s up to us in the industry to educate the general public and government officials about just how crucial data centres are in today’s digital age.
After dinner came the awards. We were thrilled to win Colocation Provider of the Year and even more so when we found out the judges voted unanimously for Interxion in this category. We were told Interxion won due to its communities focused approach, commitment to neutrality, and pledge to using sustainable energy sources. I’m proud to have accepted the award on Interxion’s behalf and feel it represents all the hard work put in throughout the organisation over the past year.