WhiteSpider was named as Overall Data Centre Company of the Year 2014 at the DCS Awards ceremony in London on May 15. The company was singled out for the coveted accolade because of its passion for delivering technology solutions that meet the business needs of its customers. The award also recognises the company's unique ea4 framework for creating applied architectures that deliver tangible, measurable results in terms of performance and cost savings.

"We are delighted to have won this award in such a distinguished gathering of outstanding data centre companies," said Phil Lees, CTO and co-founder of WhiteSpider. "This is further proof of our growing recognition as leaders in the provision of data centre professional services and ¾after less than two years of trading ¾is a truly tremendous achievement by our talented team of experts, gathered from across the industry."

The company is honoured by winning this award as it highlights the company's success in delivering creative and effective data centre solutions for major clients, such as Parsons Brinckerhoff. The ea4 framework WhiteSpider developed help global enterprises reduce the complexity of providing and managing IT services and applications by using reference models and standards to consolidate disparate IT systems and global networks. Using ea4 WhiteSpider helped Parsons Brinckerhoff ¾a global construction consulting firm ¾to audit, redesign and rationalise its enterprise architecture, enabling significant efficiency gains and reductions in overall costs.

The DCS awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre arena. The Awards recognise the achievements of vendors and their business partners and address all main areas of the data centre market in Europe.

The DCS Awards citation states a number of reasons for WhiteSpider's success:

  • WhiteSpider is a relatively new company that brings together a group of experts with many years of experience and the passion and commitment to make a difference to their customers
  • WhiteSpider's experts make a point of really understanding their customers and their operations, resulting solutions reduce complexity and create efficiency
  • Within the first year of operation the company has achieved around £1M turnover - testament to the quality of service and the market for WhiteSpider's expertise
  • WhiteSpider's ea4 approach is bringing tangible, measurable results in terms of performance and cost savings to its customers

The award follows the company's recent success in winning the Global Business Excellence award for Outstanding New Service, and further strengthens the industry recognition that WhiteSpider services are meeting the needs of enterprises.