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ICTroom nominated for Data Centre Solutions Awards

The assessment for the 2016 Data Centre Solutions Awards (DCS) has taken place. After thorough discussion of the many entries by an expert assessment panel, the finalists are now confirmed.

Drum roll please…..

ICTroom is proud to announce that we have been nominated for the 2016 Data Centre Solutions Awards in the category of:

"New Design/Build Data Centre Project of the Year”

Now we need your help. We hope that you are as convinced as we are that our data centre capabilities are best in class, if so then please vote for us here:

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ICTroom at Capacity Conferences in Dubai

This week ICTroom is at Capacity ME in Dubai as one of NxtVn’s strategic partners. NxtVn plan to build Data Centre Parks around the world, starting in Finland and North Holland and this event showcased the consortium to influential decision makers in the Middle East region. ICTroom are the DC technology partner able to deploy any of the range of Integrated Modular Data Centres into the parks as required by NxtVn’s customers.

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Matthew Gingell of ICTroom discusses the promised benefits of DCIM

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Harrington Starr talks to some of the most exciting businesses in financial technology

Harrington Starr finds out more about why versatility is so important in data centre implementation and talks to Nick Brooks, Sales Director (UK and Ireland) for ICTroom

HS: Can you tell us about your business?
NB: ICTroom is a leading data centre integration company which designs, builds, maintains, manages and operates highly reliable data centres and computer rooms across Europe and in Africa.

HS: What has been your journey to current position?
NB: Since our inception in 2001 we have focused solely on data centresand are now among the leading technological companies in this space. The company was founded in Amsterdam and is expanding across Europe – particularly now in the other key DC markets of UK, Germany and France. ICTroom has implemented more than 250 data centres and computer rooms in the last ten years and has built up a full range of data centre facility infrastructure products, consultancy, project management and services.

HS: What interested you in this space?
NB: For me personally this is about working with an agile and skilful organisation in the DC space who were keen to expand their interest to other countries based on the success they have had in their own markets.

HS: How have you settled into the business?
NB: It’s very early days but already I am seeing plenty of opportunity both in the UK and Ireland. Potential clients seem very keen to want to speak to smaller, agile organisations who can turn their dreams into reality in a very short timescale and be flexible enough to understand that one size does not fill all requirements.

HS: What lessons did you learn in your previous role?
NB: I was able to understand how clients in the finance sector wished to buy their colocation, managed hosting and cloud services globally and what they were looking for with the service.

HS: Where do you see the opportunity for you in the UK and European market?
NB: Those organisations who strategically rely on their own data centre infrastructure either for data storage, computing, or both, who need to upgrade their solution or move their infrastructure back in-house from traditional colocation providers. They may also want to make use of existing real estate or move back closer to their end users.

HS: What are some of the major challenges facing the industry that your company overcomes?
NB: We find that some organisations are struggling with their business case so we have introduced an Opex solution to complement the more traditional Capex models associated with buying a data centre. Also, the fear of using cloud- based services among organisations is a challenge; there is a long way to go in educating the market and overcoming the fears and paranoia around security.

HS: How does your company differentiate itself from its competitors?
NB: ICTroom is an integrator not a manufacturer and it has also created a range of ‘standard’ solutions for different datacentre use-cases. 80% of any data centre – whatever the specification – can be built using these standard components. The remaining 20% requires customisation. Being a relatively small organisation, ICTroom is agile and flexible in designing a DC solution to fully meet a clients’ requirement by working closely with that client and then delivering a built out DC in a matter of weeks.

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Presentation interim results GreenDataNet for the European Commission

Morges, Switzerland - January 27, 2016

Today in Switzerland the review of the activities of the second year of the European FP7 project GreenDataNet takes place. Members of the European Commission are informed by, among others, Eric Taen and Gert Boer from ICTroom.

 

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Presentation interim results GreenDataNet for the European Commission

Morges, Switzerland - January 27, 2016

Today in Switzerland the review of the activities of the second year of the European FP7 project GreenDataNet takes place. Members of the European Commission are informed by, among others, Eric Taen and Gert Boer from ICTroom.

 

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