The state-of-the-art, energy saving Tier 4 capable modular data centre built by Cannon Technologies, an international provider of data cabinets and metal enclosure systems, and implemented at Datacentrix’ Samrand and Midrand premises, has won the DatacenterDynamics 2012 EMEA award for the most extreme data centre deployment.
For this award, DatacenterDynamics sought a new breed of data centre that sidesteps the rules of “real estate” applying to larger, fixed facilities that can also be temporarily located where needed.
Abrie Peens, IBM business unit manager at Datacentrix, explains that, in simple terms, the Datacentrix data centre won the award as the modularity and aisle cocooning elements within the data centre best represent the flexibility and mobility of this type of solution.
“The Datacentrix T4 capable modular data centre was shipped within four weeks and erected within the same timeframe, an amazing feat that included not only the building itself, but its raised floor, uninterruptible power supplies (UPSes), in-row cooling, power distribution, lighting, fire suppression, aisle cocooning and Cannon Data Centre Manager (DCM) software.
“The recognition of DatacenterDynamics is extremely gratifying as it acknowledges the very best innovation, leadership and forward-thinking in the data centre industry across the entire EMEA region,” he adds.
The Cannon T4 capable Modular Data Centre Solutions range was also honoured at the recent Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet, scooping the New Product Innovation Award for its Smart Space cabinet. In addition, Cannon Technologies was featured on the prestigious CRN 2013 Data Center 100 list, which also praised its T4 Data Centre Solutions offering.
Says Kevin Tangney, director at Cannon Technologies Africa: “The rush of recent awards for Cannon Technologies’ data centre solutions highlights the fact that they are head and shoulders above those of competitors. We believe that, with its now globally acclaimed modular data centre, Datacentrix is particularly well equipped to provide cutting edge global technology to its clients and the company can justifiably claim to be in the vanguard of leaders in excellence for the IT sector.”