NEXTDC wins world's premier data centre design and engineering award

Feb 26, 2015


The Uptime Institute today announced NEXTDC as one of 15 winning organisations worldwide in the second annual Brill Awards for Efficient IT. NEXTDC was awarded in the Product Solutions category for the APAC region – the only Product Solutions award globally for 2015.

NEXTDC’S Head of Engineering & Design, Jeff Van Zetten, was the driving force behind the company’s win. “Our focus was one of the key differentiators of our data centre design: the power system utilising Piller DRUPS-IP. The Uptime Institute had not seen it developed in a segregated and modular form before, which is how we modelled it to achieve better resilience.”

The Product Solutions category is for facility infrastructure or IT products that significantly improve data centre energy and/or resource efficiency, and honour both the data centre owner and the product vendor.  NEXTDC utilises isolated parallel DRUPS power systems to provide continuous A and B power to IT equipment, even in the event of a UPS failure

“NEXTDC saw our industry-leading products as key elements of their quality-first design philosophy and pioneered the use of Piller DRUPS and IP-Bus in the Asia-Pacific,” said Jonathan Davis, Managing Director of Piller Australia. “They are true technology leaders as this Brill Award shows, and we are thrilled that their innovative utilisation of Piller technology has been recognised in this way.”

Jeff continued “The Brill Award makes all the hard engineering work we've put into developing the NEXTDC brand of data centre really worth it. The award is a credit to the NEXTDC team who delivered these complex facilities in super-fast time and still achieved Uptime Institute Tier III certification – it's some sort of career highlight for us all.”

“Sometimes it's hard to express how extraordinary our engineering and project management teams are,” said Simon Cooper, NEXTDC’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our competitors can’t come close to what we have in-house, and this Brill Award is an insight into what amazing work has gone into the product we sell every day.”

Book a guided tour of one of our facilities today to experience the data centre’s award-winning design for yourself. 

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