DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EY today announced that Chief Technology Officer and Founder Kevin M. Ehringer of Data Center Systems is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Southwest Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Kevin Ehringer was selected as a finalist from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be recognized alongside such an incredible field of fellow entrepreneurs,” said Kevin Ehringer, CTO and Founder of Data Center Systems. “I am humbled to be a part of this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year Program and see it as a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the entire DCS family. We see a bright future at DCS as we partner with organizations seeking to leverage data as a competitive differentiator. These organizations increasingly rely on a robust and future ready connectivity infrastructure to ensure the reliable and real-time delivery of information to internal and external customers.”Since 2002, Data Center Systems has focused exclusively on the design of unique products, which in-concert, create fiber infrastructure solutions, and the delivery of a structured fiber management systems. DCS simplifies many of the greatest challenges faced by those charged with oversight of increasingly complex data center environments including the management and documentation of end-to-end connections and maintaining the unwavering flow and delivery of information. DCS solutions are the equivalent of the human circulatory system delivering blood and oxygen to its most vital organs which in the data center are its switches, servers, and storage. The bi-product of putting the customer first, listening to their needs and producing world class solutions has landed DCS in a position of leadership within the passive data center infrastructure space. In the role of trusted advisor DCS enables IT to deliver business value. The benefits of deploying a DCS architected solution are many. They include lowering total cost of ownership, lower operating costs, risk mitigation, investment protection and performance.

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

About Data Center Systems (DCS)

Data Center Systems (DCS) designs, manufactures and installs unique products and solutions specifically developed for the physical layer of connectivity for all enterprise data center environments. DCS’ solutions address our customers’ specific needs while incorporating our expert understanding of enterprise protocols, equipment, connectivity and next-generation standards and technology preparedness with the management and documentation necessary to future-proof these increasingly complex environments. Many of the world’s largest financial, telecommunications and retail organizations partner with DCS to build, manage and evolve their mission-critical data centers.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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