Award highlights the core expertise of WhiteSpider team in designing, managing and implementing large-scale data centre projects
16 May 2014 – WhiteSpider, a leading specialist in IT enterprise architecture, was named as Overall Data Centre Company of the Year 2014 at the DCS Awards ceremony in London last night. 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 – after less than two years of trading – is 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 – a global construction consulting firm – to 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.
Established in 2012, WhiteSpider specialises in providing consultancy, strategic advice, and practical support in enterprise service architectures. The company helps organisations to standardise their IT and communications infrastructures by using a unique new service framework – ea4 – developed specifically with the needs of global enterprises in mind. Headquartered in the UK, WhiteSpider works with global companies, including businesses in the Engineering, Finance and Motor Sport sectors.
Discover more at: www.whitespider.eu
About the ea4 Framework
ea4 was developed out of the WhiteSpider team’s desire to see technology used effectively in order to transform the way global enterprises work. It does this by delivering enterprise standards through the four key elements of the ea4 framework and based on total vendor independence.
The first phase of ea4 is “enterprise auditing,” aimed at gathering an in-depth level of understanding of a customer’s organisation and its business requirements, as well as technical knowledge on the operational environment. This is followed by a detailed plan and design “enterprise architecture” approach, engaging with the business to understand the key business objectives in relation to the IT infrastructure and assets and developing a blueprint to design and build a core foundation of processes and systems. The third pillar is “enterprise alignment.” Once the architectural designs are defined, they can be implemented through a comprehensive portfolio of services that maps across all aspects of IT infrastructure. In the final “enterprise assessment” phase WhiteSpider uses its experience in modeling, capacity planning and performance management to ensure that the network and applications are tuned to deliver optimal performance and reduce business risk.
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