Venyu has announced the company has taken home a Best in Biz Award 2014 for Executive Team of the Year. Venyu was chosen for their unwavering customer service and ability to overcome time frame challenges associated with the expansion of its Baton Rouge, LA, data center facility.

The panel of judges was impressed by Venyu’s decision to support customers and remain in the Baton Rouge area by turning an old mall space into a state-of-the-art data center in only seven months. The $14 million, 23,000 sq ft facility offers customers new levels of power density and additional redundancies to meet and exceed the current industry standards for cloud-based data services.

In addition, the data center features both biometric and ID card authentication at all entrances.  Twenty-four hour surveillance covers the entire facility, which is additionally protected with fully redundant HVAC systems and advanced fire suppression.  The indoor, mezzanine-level placement of HVAC equipment ensures the company can perform both maintenance and upgrades with no disruption to customer service while gaining increased energy efficiencies. To demonstrate the company’s environmental commitment, Venyu constructed the facility using best practices, reducing energy consumption and the carbon footprint.

Best in Biz Awards’ fourth annual North American program was its most competitive yet. Winners were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. The distinguished judging panel reviewed and scored the hundreds of award nominations. More than 550 award nominations were received in a variety of categories, and nominations were fielded from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada.

Best in Biz Award honors were presented in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014, visit: