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London – 23 May 2012 - In what has been the largest number of entries for this year’s 5th annual Datacentres Europe 2012 Awards the Judges Panel has announced the shortlist for each category.

The Shortlisted companies and individuals in alphabetical order is as follows:

European Award for New Data Centre Facility: ARM Ltd, ebrc, Global Switch and Verne Global

European Award for Colocation: Interxion, Neterra, Next Generation Data and TelecityGroup

Modular Data Centre Solution: Advanced Power Technology/NHS Airedale, Bradford & Leeds, AST Modular, BladeRoom Group Ltd and Colt

European Award for Cloud Infrastructure: Claranet Virtual Data Centre, GTS Central Europe, Joyent EMEA and Skyscape Cloud Services Ltd

European Award for Cloud Services: Blue Bridge Ltd, ebrc, Savvis and Six Degrees Group

European Award for Managed Services Provider: Claranet, ControlCircle, ebrc and SunGard Availability Services

European Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres: Hetzner Online AG, Interxion, Six Degrees Group and Verne Global

European Award for Data Centre Entrepreneur: Andy Hirst, Global Director Sudlows (UK), Andrew Gilbert, Cloud Visionary Node4 (UK), David Hamner, CEO DataSpace (Russian Federation) and Apostolos Kakkos, Founder & CEO LAMDA Hellix SA (Greece)

European CxO Award: Jan Daan Luycks, CEO CE Colo, Martin Lynch, CEO Infinity SDC Ltd, Alastair Mills, CEO Six Degrees Group and Rob Coupland, COO TelecityGroup

Data Centre Change & Innovation Award: ancotel GmbH, Baimos technologies gmbh, Iceotope and Panduit Europe Ltd

International Award: Broadcom, eBay Inc., Limelight Network Inc and Virtela Technology Services Inc.

Judges Award: Anna Conan, Vice President - ITB EMEA Data Center Solutions, Schneider Electric for vigorously promoting the data centre industry across Europe; Harkeeret Singh, Global Head of Energy & Sustainable IT at Thomson Reuters and Co-founder of Talent for Technology for his work as Lead author of The Green Grid’s Data Center Maturity Model and Harald Summa, CEO of DE-CIX and Founder & CEO of eco – the German Internet Industry Association for building the largest Internet Industry Association in Europe and driving Internet developments on the international stage

Special Award for the Most Promising Data Centre Newcomer of the Year (winner announced at the event)

Special Award for Most Sustainable Workplace Recovery Provider 2012 (winner announced at the event)

“The quality of entry this year was among the highest ever,” commented Ashley Davis, chairman of the Judges Panel. “This reflects both the growth and confidence of the datacentre sector across Europe and its quest to achieve excellence. Finalising the shortlisted candidates this year was more difficult than ever, and we applaud all companies who took part in the process.”

The awards ceremony and gala dinner will be held in London on the evening of June 13th at the prestigious Merchant Taylors Hall in the City of London. Tickets are on sale now and current prices close on 30 May – www.datacentreawards.com

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