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TMCNet:  IDC-G is Pleased to Announce Guy Willner as Winner of Datacenter Dynamics' Data Center Business Leader of the Year Award

[December 18, 2012]

IDC-G is Pleased to Announce Guy Willner as Winner of Datacenter Dynamics' Data Center Business Leader of the Year Award

LONDON --(Business Wire)--

Guy Willner, Founder & Chairman of the International Data Centre Group (IDC (News - Alert)-G), Co-Founder and CEO of IXcellerate, Moscow's premier carrier-neutral data centre, has just won Datacenter Dynamics' Data Center Business Leader of the Year Award.

The DatacenterDynamics EMEA 6th Annual Awards is a prestigious event which recognises the very best innovation, leadership and 'out of the box' thinking in the data centre industry across the EMEA region. The Awards dinner was held in London on 13 December, gathering over 700 industry professionals to celebrate excellence across the industry.

Having co-founded IXEurope with Christophe de Buchet in 1999 and then sold to Equinix (News - Alert) Inc in 2007, Guy Willner launched IDC-G in 2010 to bring together the leading carrier-neutral data centres in new and emerging markets around the globe, in an effort to increase communications between peers and promote the sharing of best practices. Recently in 2012, IXcellerate, of which Willner is CEO, received Series A funding from the International Finance Corporation and other investors to start Moscow's premier co-location data centre. Additionally Guy is an investor and on the Board of Teraco Data Environments PTY of South Africa, which has seen it's NAP Africa Internet exchange grow over 50% in the past year.

'IDC-G was founded essentially as a networking hub, where indstry leaders share ideas and learn from each other. We have a great team here and we have evolved into such a global organisation within a short period of time. It is also a great reward to see the business case of IXcellerate finally launched in one of the world's biggest untapped markets. It is very satisfying to be recognised, not just me, but also my team in London and Moscow. Now, new challenges ahead!'



The 2012 Datacenter Dynamics Awards have also announced winners in categories in design, innovation, outsourcing, blueprints, outstanding contribution, and so on. DeNovo, IDC-G's Ukrainian Alliance Member, was amongst the finalists in the 'Innovation in Outsourcing' category.

Earlier in October, Telconet, IDC-G's Latin American Alliance Member, which is the first in the region to be certified TIER IV, won award for 'Innovation' at DatacenterDynamics LATAM Awards.

About IDC-G

Headquartered in London, IDC-G is a data centre service provider representing an alliance of high quality, carrier neutral data centres across 5 continents, with a focus on emerging and high-growth markets. From initial investigation to deployment with a single interface for premium data centre services, IDC-G has the service for their clients no matter where they are in their data centre cycle. IDC-G's clients can leverage world-class industry experience combined with the local expertise of its Alliance Members, as well as the assurance that comes with the IDC-G stamp of data centre excellence. IDC-G was launched in 2010 by Guy Willner, the co-founder of Europe's leading carrier neutral data centre provider IXEurope, which was acquired by Equinix Inc. in 2007 for USD555m.

As of today, IDC-G has 33 data centres in 19 countries, including Belgium, Channel Islands, Croatia, Ecuador, Ghana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Mauritius, Nigeria, Oman, and the United States (Hawaii). For more details on IDC-G, visit www.idc-g.com

About IXcellerate

IXcellerate is a new datacenter operator co-founded by Guy Willner and Cliff Gauntlett (Former SVP of Golden Telecom (News - Alert)). The project will encompass the construction and operation of a 6,200 square metre, carrier neutral data centre in Moscow set on a 15,000 square metre campus. The datacenter will be built over three phases, with the first 1000 square metres planned to be in operation in Q4 2012. IXcellerate is the Russian Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group (IDC-G). See www.ixcellerate.com (stay connected on construction pictures and progress on the website or on Twitter (News - Alert) @ixcellerate)

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