Datapod wins prestigious Ingram Micro Rising Star Award

A company which makes a data centre system that clicks together like lego has won the 2009 Annual Ingram Micro Rising Star Award (ACT) at a recent presentation luncheon in Sydney. Datapod was selected from a field of 20 companies participating.

The award caps off a successful year for Datapod Australia which earlier this year launched their Datapod System with supporting partner APC by Schneider Electric.

Supported by APC and Datapod Pty Ltd, the Datapod project also involves a number of Australian companies in key design, manufacturing and testing activities.

Market research forecasts that the Datapod solution could generate up to $150 million in export revenue in its first five years and create up to 30 new Australian jobs in a technology intensive, export-oriented and ‘green’ industry.

Datapod has quickly become recognised as an innovative provider of data centre infrastructure and support services in the Information Technology Industry.

The Datapod system utilises APC’s InfraStruXure data centre architecture and APC’s highly energy-efficient Hot Aisle Containment System and InRow Cooling solutions.

Datapod Pty Ltd also plans to develop new chiller technology that will further reduce electricity consumption of electric-powered data centre chillers by up to 50 per cent.

Datapod Managing Director Scott Carr says, “This award is great recognition for our business, and a reward for all of the hard work our team has carried out over the last two years. The Datapod System is the only data centre which can clip together and grow with as an organisation’s data needs increase, and because the system can be quickly deployed our customers save time and money.”

Ingram Micro Inc. is the world’s largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company and is the only global distributor operating in the Asia Pacific region.

Datapod were among 10 award winners at the awards luncheon.

Media contact Scott Carr
Datapod Pty Ltd
99 Tennant St
Fyshwick ACT
Australia 2614
P 1300 724 405
M 0450 351 792