Visionaire bagged the 2011 “Middle East Green Award for Sustainability” for its work on the UAE University green Data Center during the annual Data Center Middle East Awards ceremony on November 15,2011 in Dubai. The award was presented as part of the Data Center conference organized by BroadGroup which takes place in the region each year. Its aim was to recognize both data center achievement and innovation across the region as well as company demonstration of exceptional leadership, and innovation in technology used.
The event was officially opened by Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, CEO, ICT Fund. Dr Bastaki commented on the need for wider adoption of cloud computing services which would generate cost effective opportunities for businesses operating in the UAE.
“We hope that this year’s event has contributed to a wider industry discussion about the role of data centers and the emerging adoption of cloud computing,” commented Warwick Dunkley, vice president of BroadGroup. “Clearly there are developments taking place across the Middle Eastern region which will generate sustained demand for data centers, and the huge opportunity cloud computing presents for small and medium businesses to increase their IT agility and competitive edge”.