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London, United Kindgom – (The Hosting News) – April 14, 2009 – The Judges Panel for the 5th Data Centres Europe 2009 Awards Ceremony has revealed the shortlist for the categories nominated. The Awards Reception and Party will take place on the evening of April 22nd.

The Trinity House, built in the 18th Century, and located at Tower Hill in London, and only a few minutes’ walk from the conference and exhibition venue in America Square, will house the event.

Ashley Davis, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase, and chair of the Judges Panel remarked, ”The Awards Panel received nominations from companies across Europe, central and eastern Europe and the panel has undertaken a rigorous review over the past three months assessing the nominations. The calibre of entry has been high and very competitive. In deciding the shortlist, the awards have been judged on the quality of entry and we feel there will be a compelling and exciting outcome for the companies and individuals involved.”
The shortlisted companies nominated are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Best Managed Service Provider category, the shortlisted companies include Controlcircle, eBRC, and Savvis
Best Risk Mitigation Service Provider and eBRC, Mainroad, and SunGard
Most Innovative Environmental Policy – Citi, Digital Realty Trust, and TelecityGroup
Best Regional Data Centre Operator – eBRC, Baltic Data Centers and Lamda Hellix

Best Pan European Data Centre Operator – Equinix, Interxion and TelecityGroup
Best Corporate Data Centre – Deutsche Bank and HSBC/Digital Realty Trust
Outstanding Contribution To The Data Centre Industry – Ian F Bitterlin, Director, Prism Power Ltd, Lex Coors, Director of Engineering, Interxion and Mike Tobin, CEO, TelecityGroup
Special Annual Judges Award – British Computer Society and 5Nines, the Data Centre Company
5th Data Centre Europe is the leading regional forum for data centre, managed services, outsourcing and cloud computing businesses. The conference brings together Data centre operators, service providers, telcos, network infrastructure providers, managed services specialists, systems integrators, enterprise and government IT directors, property and investment firms, law firms, professional intermediaries, consulting firms, regulatory bodies, and supplier organizations to inform and update, provide critical insight and offer top level networking opportunities.

Nicola Hayes, vice president of BroadGroup, the consulting firm and producers of the event added, ”We anticipate an outstanding Awards Party, and one fully reflecting the fifth anniversary of DCE. It will offer an exceptional European networking opportunity for all, including the highest number of CEOs ever to attend DCE and who now make up more than 20% of the total audience. This really is the decision makers’ conference of choice.”

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