Nominations Open for the Datacloud Awards 2018

Four new categories introduced to reflect the evolution of the data centre and cloud industry

Monaco/London, 8 November 2018 – Nominations are now open for the 11th Datacloud Awards, BroadGroup’s revered annual celebration of the best companies, individuals and technologies in data centre and cloud industry.  Recognised as the defining accolade for the industry, the awards celebrate genuine inspiration, innovation and standards of excellence.

This year four new categories have been added to mirror the ever-changing dynamic of an industry that has empowered the use of data centre infrastructure and technology to improve the economy, the environment and society.  Enterprise cloud adoption, excellence in corporate social responsibility - company of the year, excellence in data centre architecture and design and marketer of the year expand the awards to 19 categories, which will be presided over by an independent panel of 21 judges.

Gerd J. Simon, chairman of the Judges Panel commented: “The annual international Awards ceremony in the spectacular Monte Carlo location showcases the best standards and practice in global digital infrastructure.  In the past we have attracted entries from some of the most talented individuals and organisations operating in the data centre and cloud sphere.  To be recognised by our highly-respected judging panel as best-in-class in any one of the categories is a huge endorsement and achievement."

Philip Low, chairman of BroadGroup added: “2017 can be viewed as a stellar year for the industry with transformational developments such as VR, AI, IoT and 8K driving both hyperscale and edge computing deployments paving the way for one the most exciting ever awards.  Anyone who walks away with one of these much-coveted prizes on 12th June 2018 will be part of a select group who can say they are defining the future of the global data economy.”

The gala evening will be held on 12th June 2018 in the breath-taking Salle des Etoiles at the legendary venue of Le Sporting Club in Monaco.  A well-known celebrity host for the awards will be announced shortly.

Nominations are open at:

Nominations close on the 30th March 2018.

The full list of Datacloud Awards 2018 categories:
Data Centre Leader of the Year
Cloud Leader of the Year
Excellence in Data Centre Service Award with Global Impact
Excellence in Data Centre Service Award with Local Impact
Best Data Centre Energy Solution Award 2018
Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility - Company of the Year
Data Centre Above and Beyond Award
Excellence in Data Centre Architecture and Design Award
Hyperscale Award
Data Centre Geographical Location Award
Circular Economy Leadership Award
Connectivity Provider of the Year Award
Best programme for Data Centre training and professional development
Excellence in Cloud Service Award with Global Impact
Excellence in Cloud Service Award with Local Impact
Enterprise Cloud Adoption Award
Upcoming Engineer of the Year Award
Marketer of the Year Award
Individual Industry Contribution – Ambassador Award

BroadGroup is the organiser of the premier forum and awards Datacloud Europe.  The 2018 congress will be held on the 12-14 June at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.  Datacloud has established itself as Europe’s only must-attend data centre and cloud business forum and expects more than 2000+ senior executives at their 16th annual event.

The conference attracts senior data centre and cloud leaders and executives, their customers and investors from more than 160 countries. It is recognised for providing outstanding deal making and networking opportunities, deep content and a unique annual forum for enterprise end-users looking to deploy IT assets in Europe and internationally.

Registration for the event with the traditional Super Early Bird offer, exhibiting, sponsor and speaker opportunities are now all open.


About BroadGroup
 is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services company. Established in 2002, BroadGroup achieved rapid recognition and growth through delivering quality research and insight in a number of niche and emerging areas of the telecommunications and technology sector. Since founding, the Datacentre and Cloud practice has been the main focus of the company. BroadGroup has now become the leading international research and consulting group in this area, through three business lines: consulting, market reports and events.

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