Harlow’s Kao Data Centre nominated for two top awards
Business / Thu 24th May 2018 at 05:43am
WIDELY accepted as the ultimate honour for any company within the data centre and cloud industry, the Datacloud Awards recognise true innovation and technological transformation.
Amongst the nominees for this year’s awards, which are to be held at the spectacular Salles des Étoiles in Monte Carlo on 12th June, includes Kao Data, the portfolio company of the leading PropTech firm, Goldacre – the boutique investor that forms part of the Noé Group’s £2bn asset management business. The family-led company has established itself as the go-to for investing in, advising and managing early-stage PropTech investments in the UK, Europe and Israel.
One of the Goldacre’s flagship investments, the Kao Data Campus, has been nominated for both the ‘Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award’ and ‘Excellence in Data Centre Architecture and Design Award’. Having officially opened its doors on 8th February of this year, the data centre-operating business delivers 43MVA of power across 150,000 sq ft and a carrier-neutral facility. Kao Data is one of the UK’s largest campuses and is already implementing a strategy for further expansion, reflecting the ever-increasing demand for data services to support digital industries.
Based in the Harlow Enterprise Zone, the Kao Data campus delivers revolutionary, carrier-neutral data centre space in the London area. Stretching across a variety of data-focused industries – from life sciences, financial services, technology, media, telecommunication and gaming – the Kao Data site guarantees unfailing IT services, performance-led, energy-efficient facilities resulting in a significantly reduced cost of operations for customers.
The organisers of the ceremony expect more than 2000+ senior executives to attend its 11th annual event, amongst whom will be David Bloom, Partner at Goldacre.
Reflecting upon the announcement of his portfolio company’s nominations, he said: ‘We are truly delighted to see that one of our prime investment projects has been nominated for two categories at such a prestigious awards ceremony. These awards acknowledge the continuing evolution of the data centre industry – a sector within which we have always strived to be a dominant player and innovator.
We work strenuously to ensure that any investment that we make really has a revolutionary impact on the technology sector. And so, to have our work nominated by the Datacloud Awards is an honour in itself.’
An independent international panel of 21 expert judges will announce the winners during the black tie event.