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01 July 2010
TelecityGroup’s innovative Paris facility wins Data Centre Europe Award
Industry leading data centre awarded ‘Best Colocation Facility’ for unrivalled customer satisfaction
1st July 2010: TelecityGroup, Europe's industry leading provider of premium network independent data centres, has been awarded ‘Best European Colocation Facility’ for its new Condorcet centre in Paris at the 2010 Data Centre Europe Awards.
Now in its sixth year, the Data Centre Europe Awards aim to define 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 recognised for its innovation both in terms of design and operational quality, which makes it one of the most technically advanced and energy efficient data centres in Europe.
Ashley Davis, chair of the awards Judges Panel, states: “This award was open to all companies who operate data centres 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.
Condorcet is TelecityGroup’s third data centre in Paris, providing 3,400 square meters of customer space and 6.4MW of total customer power. 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 optimising the facility. It offers customers unrivalled energy efficiency, connectivity and reliability.
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.”