Data Service provider becomes first African company to win prestigious award

The Data Centre Impact award rewards companies or projects which had positively impacted its region, community and commerce.

Contracts Director, BladeRoom, Sean Bailey, Sales & Marketing Director, BladeRoom, William Thornton, Business Development Director, Rack Centre, Howard Pheby, Key Accounts Manager, BladeRoom, Edward Dusting, Director of Operations, Rack Centre, Ezekiel Egboye at the London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on December 10, 2015 where Rack Centre won the 2015 Data Centre Dynamics Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in the Data Centre Impact Award Category area.

Rack Centre, a Premium Data Centre provider has recently won the 2015 Data Centre Dynamics Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in the Data Centre Impact Award Category area.

This was the first time a company in Africa has won the Data Centre Dynamics award for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The Data Centre Impact award rewards companies or projects which had positively impacted its region, community and commerce.

Rack Centre was also shortlisted for the second year running for Data Centre Modular Deployment category.

Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director of Rack Centre commenting on the award described it as “humbling to be recognised by one’s peers and colleagues in this way.”

“We made a commitment to run Rack Centre as a world class facility, and according to be best standard with creative and innovative solutions supported by the best people that could establish a new industry in West Africa, and as  a catalyst for the digital platforms that would benefit all Nigerians. We are delighted to have won this well regarded award and also that the emerging African Operators are being recognised by the leaders of the industry in Europe ...Last year we were the only finalist from Africa and this year, there is Rack Centre and a very interesting project from Djibouti. It shows that African Data Centre industry is emerging and we are delighted to be at the forefront of it,” said Coker.

Commenting on the award, George Rockett, CEO of DatacenterDynamics said: “As an organization DatacenterDynamics has always been at the forefront of industry thinking on all major topics. It is not only important for us to be ahead of the market, we have to be leading it at all levels. Our overhauling of the award categories and the judging process this year were necessary to keep the awards relevant to the pace of change in the industry and to guarantee the continuing relevance of our awards in a changing industry.”

The award in the EMEA area category was announced in a well-attended gala night in London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on December 10, 2015.

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