ITB2 Datacenters is one of four finalists in the category Improved Data Center Energy Efficiency, which also include Telecity Group and Colt. The ITB2 data center in question has been nominated as a finalist in another category, too, namely for Innovation in theMegaDataCenter. In this second award category, the highly energy-efficient ITB2 data center in Apeldoorn will do battle against three fellow finalists who have also developed innovative data center designs, including Facebook and Green Mountain Data Centre – a data center housed in a former NATO bunker, buried deep in the rocks surrounding one of the Norwegian fjords.
On 12 December 2013, at a gala ceremony to be held at the Lancaster London Hotel in London, it will be announced whether the data center in Apeldoorn is actually the most energy-efficient and/or has been voted Europe’s most innovative data center. The DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards jury has nominated finalists in a total of 13 categories, the winners of which are all to be announced on 12 December.