Nautilus Data Technologies named a 2016 Tech & Innovation Award Winner by the San Francisco Business Times

Posted on May 25, 2016

Pleasanton, CA., May 24, 2016 – Nautilus Data Technologies today announced that it has been named a winner of the San Francisco Business Times’ 2016 Tech & Innovation Awards for its pioneering waterborne data center. Nautilus won the prestigious “Startup” category, noting its transformative technology, significant potential for growth and leadership in the data center market.

The Business Times received more than 300 nominations across 11 categories for the distinguished award. Winners were selected by a panel of judges made up of past Tech & Innovation award winners, leaders in Bay Area technology innovation and the San Francisco Business Times’ editorial team. Judges looked for companies that are revolutionizing their space, likely to experience significant growth, and stand out in comparison to other companies in the same space.

Nautilus Data Technologies is the first company to successfully deploy a waterborne data center prototype, marking a new era in data center cost efficiency, environmental sustainability and rapid global scalability. The Nautilus design substantially advances data center technology, creating a model of efficiency for the next generation of data centers.

“We are honored to receive the 2016 Tech & Innovation Startup Award from the San Francisco Business Times and its distinguished panel of successful technologists and entrepreneurs,” said James L. Connaughton, President and CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies. “We look forward to delivering high performing, reliable and secure data centers to both developed and emerging markets faster and at a lower cost, while significantly reducing harmful air emissions and eliminating wasteful water consumption, water treatment chemicals and ozone-depleting refrigerants that are typical of current technology. It’s an exciting and pivotal time to be in the data center business.”

Winners will be honored in a special publication inserted into the Business Times on May 27, 2016 and at an awards gala on May 24, 2016 at the Westin St Francis in San Francisco. Twenty-five Bay Area companies will be honored at the gala for their success in the categories of cyber security, advertising tech, enterprise app/service, fintech, hardware, health/fitness app/service, mobile app, startup, accelerators/incubators, and education tech.

“Our region is renowned as a hub for innovation and as an ecosystem that fosters growth companies,” said Mary Huss, Publisher of the San Francisco Business Times. “Nautilus Data Technologies, along with all of the Tech & Innovation award winners deserve special recognition because they fuel our regional economy.”


About Nautilus Data Technologies


Nautilus Data Technologies is the first company to successfully launch a waterborne data center prototype, pioneering a new standard for data center efficiency, environmental sustainability and global scalability. The company’s first commercial project is under construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Northern California, and will be deployed at a secure Northern California port facility in summer 2016. Nautilus Data Technologies was founded by U.S. Navy Special Forces Veteran Arnold Magcale in 2013, and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.

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