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July 06, 2010

6th Data Centre Europe Award Goes to Telecitygroup's Innovative Paris Facility
By Madhubanti Rudra
TMCnet Contributor

One of Europe’s most highly connected data centers, TelecityGroup offers a range of flexible, scalable data centre and value added services. Each of TelecityGroup’s data centers acts as a connectivity and content hub and facilitates the storage, sharing and distribution of data, content and media. The London-based TelecityGroup operates 23 network independent data centers across seven European countries. TelecityGroup has recently been awarded ‘Best European Colocation Facility’ for its new Condorcet centre in Paris at the 2010 Data Centre Europe Awards.

Condorcet is TelecityGroup’s third data centre in Paris. From the initial planning stages the aim was to build Europe’s most advanced data centre, and as such a team of technical specialists spent twelve months optimizing the facility. The center that provides 3,400 square meters of customer space and 6.4MW of total customer power, offers customers unrivalled energy efficiency, connectivity and reliability.
For six years, the Data Centre Europe Awards has been providing the benchmarks for service quality, management excellence and technical achievement for the European Data Centre industry. The ‘Best Colocation Facility’ is awarded to a data centre which offers the best end-user experience and satisfaction, and shows technical, operational and commercial excellence. TelecityGroup’s Condorcet data centre has been recognized for its innovation both in terms of design and operational quality, which makes it one of the most technically advanced and energy efficient data centers in Europe.
 “This award was open to all companies who operate data centers for shared use by multiple end user customers. The judges were looking at all aspects of the facilities including technical, operational and commercial issues but ultimately it was the best end-user perspective that was regarded as the most important factor. We had a number of very strong entries for this category and the Judges view was that TelecityGroup was especially strong in identifying key customer issues, especially environmental,” Ashley Davis, chair of the awards Judges Panel, commented I support of their selection.
The top management is excited for the recognition and attributes this success to everybody associated with its designing and construction.
Stéphane Duproz, Managing Director TelecityGroup France, comments: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award for our Condorcet data centre in Paris, and would like to thank everyone involved in the design, build and ongoing management of the facility. We strived to build a facility which is future-proofed in terms of meeting customer needs, and this achievement proves we have done just that. The award highlights our industry-leading approach to data centre design, and by continuing to innovate in this area we can demonstrate ongoing best practice to the industry and wider IT community,” Stéphane Duproz, Managing Director  of TelecityGroup France, commented.
In addition to Telecity, Microsoft (News - Alert) and LAMDA Hellix Data Centers were among the companies cited for their innovation at the 6th Data Centres Europe Awards event held June 24 in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight


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