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April, 15, 2015 Moscow and London: IXcellerate, Russia’s premier carrier-neutral data centre operator announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.

RHLogoThe Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criterion: they include disruptive impact, market footprint, proof of concept, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

“This year was rewarding, beyond all expectations” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “There are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products in Europe. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. IXcellerate shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the Finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe. We know that the 2015 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact.”

Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate commented, “We are proud to be called a Finalist for the 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award, well known industry instrument for discovering and advocating the most promising ventures from around the world. This prestigious recognition of our Moscow One Datacentre proves that our clients are selecting a consistent and reliable business partner, whom they can trust and easily work with.”

Finalists for the 2015 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, data centre, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award.

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