Compass Datacenters has once again been recognized as a leader in the data center industry by winning the 2016 Datacenter Dynamics US & Canada Award for outstanding Service Provider Data center. The award specifically recognizes Compass Datacenters' development of a dedicated data center for American Electric Power (AEP) in the Columbus, Ohio area that enhances the reliability and resiliency of AEP's IT infrastructure and allows the company to deliver a superior level of service to its customers.

The Datacenter Dynamics US & Canada Awards honor the achievements of companies and individuals across the data center industry and were announced at a gala dinner in New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel.

"This is a great honor, especially considering how impressive each of the other projects were in this category. I see this not only as a recognition of the success of this specific project for AEP, but also for the groundbreaking work that Compass has done over the past couple of years to create a new model for dedicated data centers that meets clients' technical needs while also making these facilities cost-equivalent with multi-tenant wholesale space for the first time," said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. "This turns the traditional economics for data centers upside down, allowing companies to move away from the negatives and compromises of multi-tenant environments to dedicated facilities that can be located exactly where they need them. Thank you to the awards committee for recognizing our work and this major trend."