Shortlisted for Data Centre Project of Year and Best Use of Cloud Services

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND and LEEDS, ENGLAND – November 6, 2014 — / —iomart and its backup specialist brand Backup Technology have been selected as finalists for this year’s BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards.

iomart is a finalist in the category for Data Centre Project of the Year for the creation of its first software defined data centre. While Backup Technology has been shortlisted for Best Use of Cloud Services for its project to help wines and spirits co-leader Pernod Ricard achieve centralised and consistent backup and Disaster Recovery in EMEA.


iomart recently completed a multi-million pound extension to its Maidenhead data centre, creating a fully-automated Software Defined Data Centre. The project marked the first major global deployment of Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation and Bi Directional Transmission technology using Corning OM4 Fibre. iomart can now provision services dynamically against any customer requirement.

Backup Technology implemented an Asigra Cloud Backup solution for Pernod Ricard in EMEA transforming what had been an ad hoc approach into a single highly effective backup solution, whilst also establishing a Disaster Recovery solution with defined Recovery Time and Recovery Point objectives. You can read the full case study here:

The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. BCS is the Chartered Institute for IT while Computing is a leading information resource for UK technology decision-makers.

Adam Thilthorpe, Director for Professionalism at the Institute, said: “I’d like to congratulate this year’s finalists. They showcase not only the innovation and the professionalism of those working in IT, but also demonstrate the importance of IT in delivering business and social benefit.”

Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing, added: “I would like to congratulate the finalists. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and to be announced as a finalist is a great achievement.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at Battersea Park Events Arena on Wednesday 12th November.

About iomart Group plc:
iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) is one of the UK’s leading providers of mission-critical cloud and managed hosting services. iomart owns and manages datacentres at eight locations in the UK, has its own fast fibre network and offers a unique 100% uptime guarantee. It operates through a number of subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, Melbourne Server Hosting, RapidSwitch, Redstation, Backup Technology, Easyspace and iomartcloud.

About Backup Technology
BTL is a leading provider of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions. Headquartered in Leeds with offices/partnerships in the US, Europe & Australia, BTL’s business is built around its partnership with leading software provider Asigra for Cloud Backup and incorporates Private Cloud, Public Cloud & Hybrid Cloud Solutions for any environment, on and offsite.

Jane Robertson
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iomart Group plc
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