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iomart Highly Commended at UK IT Industry Awards

13th November 2014 · Press Releases

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iomart has gained industry recognition for its major data centre project at this year’s BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards.

iomart was highly commended in the Project Excellence category for its work in transforming its Maidenhead data centre into a fully-automated Software Defined Data Centre.

Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart, said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition from our peers in the IT industry. This has been a truly outstanding project to create a next generation data centre that can cater for every business requirement. It will enable us to deliver the highest levels of agility, performance and flexibility in the cloud services we deliver to our customers.”

The new facility which will ultimately house up to 30,000 physical and as many as 500,000 virtual servers is capable of catering for every network requirement. It was opened by UK Home Secretary The Rt Hon Theresa May MP.

Paul Fletcher, Group CEO of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and those who were highly commended in our UK IT Industry 2014 Awards. The Awards recognise the professionalism and innovation that exists in IT. The quality of applications we received this year was excellent.”

Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing, added: “Well done to the winners and those who were highly commended on their achievements. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and truly celebrate innovation and best practice in IT today. To emerge as a winner or runner up reflects a truly special entry.”

Backup Technology, iomart’s cloud backup specialist, was also selected as a finalist in the category for Best Use of Cloud Services for its project to help wines and spirits co-leader Pernod Ricard achieve centralised and consistent backup and Disaster Recovery in EMEA.

The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence.

The winners were announced at the awards ceremony at Battersea Park Events Arena. The full list is available here

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