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2015 DCD EMEA Awards finalists announced

Escrito por Redacción TNI el 17/11/2015 a las 23:08:21

DatacenterDynamics has announced the list of finalists for the 2015 DCD EMEA Awards, recognizing projects of exceptional merit in the data center sector.

Entries have poured in from across the region, including UAE, UK, Ireland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Greece, Spain, West Africa, Finland and Djibouti. Competition has been fierce for this year’s awards, part of a unique global series recognizing the most outstanding projects, teams and professionals in the field. Previous winners have included some of the world’s leading brands.

This year’s shortlist is the result of a rigorous selection process carried out by an independent judging panel of industry experts, seeking to identify success, leadership, innovation and best practice in data center projects, people and teams.

For the first time, 2015 sees the introduction of four new categories to recognise achievement in particular vertical markets: The Enterprise Data Center Award, Public Services Digital Delivery Award, Service Provider Data Center Award and Internet Data Center Award.

Chairman of the judges, Professor Ian Bitterlin, commented: “The standard of entries this year has been phenomenal, and it is particularly encouraging to see submissions from such an extensive range of countries”. He continued: “The DCD Awards showcase all that is great about the data center industry and, just as that industry continues to grow exponentially each year, it is good to see them going from strength to strength".

As well as the shortlisted categories, further prizes will be presented on the day at the discretion of the judges as part of the following awards: Outstanding Contribution to the Data Center Industry, sponsored by Rittal, and Data Center Evangelist, sponsored by Mercury.

Supporting Charity

The DCD EMEA Awards 2015 are proud to support the vital work of children's medical research charity Sparks.

Awards Ceremony

The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on the evening of 10 December, in The Lancaster London Hotel, London UK. The evening will be hosted by comedian and TV celebrity Alexander Armstrong, and former FA Chairman Sir Trevor Booking will be representing Sparks.


The 2015 DCD EMEA Awards shortlisted finalists are:

Enterprise Data Center Category
Sponsored by Future-tech

•    Abu Dhabi Police (UAE)
•    DigiPlex     (UK)
•    Halkbank (Turkey)
•    University of Cambridge Information Services (UK)

Internet Data Center Category
Sponsored by Upnorth Group

•    Digital Realty (UK)
•    Djibouti Data Center (Djibouti)
•    KPN NV    (Netherlands)
•    Virtus (UK)

Service Provider Data Center Category

•    DigiPlex (UK)
•    Equinix (UK)
•    Lamda Hellix (Greece)
•    SolidFire (UK)

Data Center Impact Category
Sponsored by Schneider Electric

•    DigiPlex (UK)
•    KPN NV (Netherlands)
•    LuxConnect (Luxembourg)
•    Rack Centre (West Africa)

Public Services Digital Delivery Category

•    Abu Dhabi Police (UAE)
•    SCC and Skills Funding Agency (UK)
•    Comunidad Autonoma de la Region de Murcia (Spain)
•    University of Cambridge (UK)

Modular Deployment Category

•    CSC Kajaani (Finland)
•    Jaguar Land Rover (UK)
•    Rack Centre (West Africa)
•    Sagrada Familia (Spain)

Data Center Critical Environment Team of the Year Category

•    CGI (UK)
•    Norland CBRE, Dublin (Ireland)
•    Schneider Electric (UK)
•    Virgin Media (UK)

Critical Environment Future Thinking Category
Sponsored by CBRE

•    Future Facilities    (UK)
•    KPN NV    (Netherlands)
•    Minkels     (Netherlands)
•    Stratergia (Ireland)

Energy Efficiency Improver’s Category
Sponsored by Starline

•    KPN NV    (Netherlands)
•    Schneider Electric (UK)
•    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
•    Virgin Media (UK)

Data Center Transformation Project of the Year Category
Sponsored by Virgin Media

•    Abu Dhabi Police (UAE)
•    CGI (UK)
•    Halkbank (Turkey)
•    Schneider Electric (UK)

Cloud Journey of the Year Category
Sponsored by DigiPlex

•    Equinix (UK)
•    Extrinsica Global (UK)
•    Kio Networks (Spain)
•    UKFast (UK)

Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year Category
Sponsored by Datacenter People

•    Future Facilities Ltd: Paul Harrison (UK)
•    Romonet Ltd: George Read (UK)
•    Sudlows: Sam Wicks (UK)
•    Virgin Media: Hamish Dalrymple (UK)