Dan Kwach, the EADC boss, nominated for a global data centre solutions award

Dan Kwach, the GM at East Africa Data Centre, a subsidiary of Liquid Telecom Kenya, is among the 4 nominees in the “Individual of the Year Awards” category for this year’s Data Center Solutions Awards (DCS Awards).

The other nominees in same category are Anuraag Saxena from Ekkosense; Konkordiya Trifonova from CBRE; and Ole Sten Volland from Green Mountain.

(TOP: Kenya’s Dan Kwach, the EADC GM, who is among the nominees for the “Individual of the Year Awards” at DCS awards). 

While sharing the news about his nomination online, Kwach wrote: “Glad to have made it to this year’s shortlist for Individual of the Year Awards courtesy of Data Center Solutions. This is but a polite request for your vote here  with the shortlist page here. This has been a culmination of the efforts, support and passion we have all had in positioning East Africa as a premium hosting services location in the Global Data Centre Space!”

The DCS awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in data centre arena. The Awards, which have been given out since 2011, recognise the achievements of the vendors and their business partners alike.

This year, the DCS Awards encompass a wider range of both facilities and IT award categories designed to address all of the main areas of the datacentre market in Europe.

“The DCS Awards categories provide a wide-range of options for organisations involved in the IT industry to participate, so you are encouraged to get your nominations made as soon as possible for the categories that you think you have achieved something outstanding or where you have a product that stands out from the rest,” states the awards website.

Prior to the announcement of nominees, the DCS Awards panel had to validate all the entries before announcing the final shortlist. From here, the names of the shortlisted firms and individuals in various categories will then be forwarded for voting by the readership of the DCS stable of publications in April after which the overall winners will be announced at a gala event at the Grange, St Paul’s hotel in central London on May 24, 2018.

As the GM at East Africa Data Centre (EADC), Kwach is responsible for developing and implementing EADC’s strategy – both technical and commercial – as well overall management of operations and the teams around various functions besides managing expansion plans for EADC from Business Case Development, Project Management into operations.

EADC, a carrier-neutral data centre in Nairobi, is the largest and most sophisticated in East Africa, offering secure and reliable space for dedicated hosting, interconnect services, collocation, disaster recovery, network-based services, applications and cloud services. A Tier 3 data centre, built to international standards, it is the only purpose-built data centre in East Africa. East Africa Data Centre forms part of Africa Data Centres; a new network of carrier grade, highly interconnected purpose-built data centre facilities, which operate independently from Liquid Telecom Group with dedicated management teams.

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