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BT wins DatacenterDynamics “Best Data Centre Service Provider” Award in Latin America

(7 October 2015)

BT receives pre-eminent global industry award at DatacenterDynamics’ ceremony in Mexico City

BT wins DatacenterDynamics “Best Data Centre Service Provider” Award in Latin AmericaBT won the prestigious title of “Best Data Centre Service Provider” for its NAOS Data Centre in Colombia from The DatacenterDynamics Awards. The Awards are presented annually, recognizing innovation, leadership and 'out of the box' thinking. The award was presented to BT executives at the Latin America 2015 awards ceremony in Mexico City.

BT’s NAOS Data Centre has been recognized as one of the top regional ICT projects. The facility, located in the Tocancipá Free Zone near the city of Bogota (Colombia), is the first in Latin America to receive the three highest data centre certifications, two from Uptime Institute as Tier IV Certification of Design Documents and Constructed Facility, and ICREA Level 5, which validates BT NAOS as a world class certified high security Data Centre. The data centre was officially opened in November 2014.

“BT NAOS is a key component to our Cloud of Cloud vision in the region and this award is an acknowledgement of our commitment to bring this approach to life for businesses in Latin America,” said Bas Burger, President, BT in the Americas. “We are proud to win an award that represents so much for our industry. This achievement is also recognition to the vision and excellent work of a great team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the satisfaction of our customers.”

BT NAOS is fully-integrated in BT’s Cloud of Clouds vision, already supported by more than 20 BT-owned and operated cloud-enabled data centres across five continents and a further 30 facilities from third party cloud service providers. For CIOs, Cloud of Clouds is a practical, efficient and secure route into cloud computing that meets their needs for choice, flexibility and compliance along with a supplier who has to knowhow and expertise to bring it all together.

As the first data centre in Latin America to obtain top three certifications, BT NAOS is quickly establishing itself as the data centre of choice for global and local multinationals. It offers unparalleled data reliability, security and availability, not available in the country prior to its opening.

The DatacenterDynamics Latam awards

The DatacenterDynamics Awards Latam comprises of a series of prestigious recognitions which, at a global level, acknowledge the most outstanding projects, teams and professionals from the sector. The eight categories received close to 60 applications from almost every country in the region, including Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru and Mexico.

The jury for the DatacenterDynamics Awards Latam, which were presented yesterday within the framework of Mexico Data Center Week, comprises an independent panel of judges made up of industry experts.

BT’s technology vision: the Cloud of Clouds

The cloud is creating choices that never existed before. Through understanding those choices comes the confidence and the ability to harness change and do things that matter: get to market and innovate faster, keep costs down, and keep customers happy.

BT’s Cloud of Clouds vision is about allowing customers to connect easily and securely to the applications and data they need, regardless of where they’re hosted and where they are based.

As a cloud service integrator, we help customers move confidently and successfully along their cloud journey whilst minimising the complexity, risk and cost; to give them a choice of roadmaps that work for their organisation, in a way that will deliver the results they need. We manage the whole process from network to cloud, we deal with third parties, deliver performance and security and simplify pricing, all under a single Service Level Agreement.

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