June 15, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – iomart Hosting is delighted to announce that it has been named Data Centre Operator of the Year 2009 in the annual ‘Storrie’ awards organised by Storage Magazine.
The award was presented to iomart Hosting at a glittering black tie ceremony, attended by over 400 industry and media guests, held in London’s Tower Hotel, St Katherine’s Dock, on the night of the 11th June 2009.
Now in its sixth year, the Storage Awards, or ‘Storries’ as they are affectionately known, allows the readers of Storage Magazine to vote for, and reward, companies and services that they believe have made significant contributions to the IT industry during the year. It is believed that this year’s awards saw over 20,000 votes cast.
Angus MacSween, CEO, iomart Hosting stated: “We are naturally very pleased to have won such a prestigious award, particularly as it is voted and awarded by the readers of Storage Magazine, one of the most established and influential technology publications around.”
“We are sometimes viewed as a relatively new entrant within the Data Centre Operators market, having procured our own data centre facilities back in 2007, and yet the reality is that we have been managing hosting environments for over a decade, and we fully understand this marketplace. “
MacSween stated: “We originally made the decision to purchase and manage our own data centres as we were acutely aware that we could only deliver a 100% business uptime guarantee by owning the whole end to end – domain to data centre –customer experience. We are now beginning to reap the benefits of our geographically spread data centre network, and are able to offer a uniquely resilient high availability ‘managed infrastructure as a service’ solution for any organisation on an outsourced basis at lower cost than in-house.”
iomart Hosting owns and operates a UK network of 5 data centres – London, Leicester, Glasgow, Maidenhead and Nottingham – offering a total of 4,850m² of advanced data centre space. Each data centre is fully powered, secure, resilient and newly equipped to handle the demands of modern computing trends such as high density computing, virtualisation, energy conservation, cloud computing and multi site disaster recovery.
iomart Hosting was also nominated for an award in the Green Storage Solution of the Year category.
MacSween added: “I was particularly pleased that we were also recognised as a nominee in this category as it reflects positively on the steps that we are taking to reduce the costs of power, costs to the environment and cost of providing an overall data centre service for our customers.”