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



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

Business Wire

LONDON -- December 18, 2012

Guy Willner, Founder & Chairman of the International Data Centre Group
(IDC-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 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 industry 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). 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
@ixcellerate)

-Ends-

Contact:

IDC-G
Yidan Wang
Email: yidan.wang@idc-g.com
Tel: +44 207 117 6300
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