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The Enterprise Data Center Award

The “enterprise” class data center is the IT backbone of many of the world’s largest organisations. Often referred to as “on-premise” or “in-house” facilities, they are typically complex heterogeneous environments, ones that runs a multitude of different applications, and will more likely than not have to deal with numerous upg­­­­rades over their lifespan whilst adapting to a plethora of new business requirements and technologies.

The winner of this award will demonstrate an innovative and pioneering approach to the design of a new data center or a major retrofit/upgrade to an existing facility.


  • Must be located physically within the relevant Awards region
  • Must be a purpose built data center or located within the company’s own premises and managed wholly or partly by full-time employees of the company
  • Must have a total facility power requirement of at least 50 KW (to IT load)
  • Must have come into operation between 1st June 2015 and 31st May 2016
  • Only end-user/operators may be the recipient of this award; however they can enter with project partners in an advisory or technology capacity.

Judging Criteria & Entry Requirements

The entrant should supply the following information for Stage 1 of the judging process:

  1. Provide an overview of the project including the business objectives, the problems they were solving, the innovation of the final solution and the benefits for the organisation 

  2. Evidence of success in meeting IT, corporate & engineering objectives including those relating specifically to facility performance and delivery including metrics used 

  3. Capability of project to act an exemplar to the wider market in relation to the issues of the “enterprise” data center

The entrant should provide supporting documentation in the form of PDF and/or JPEG only, to include design presentations, articles, white papers or graphics which will be used in Round 1 of the judging process (limited to 4 documents).

In Round 2 judges will ask further questions about the entries using our new online awards platform. Successful finalists will be expected to provide timely responses in order to meet the deadline requirements.

Previous winners include:

- Huawei Langfang Cloud Data Center

Previous Finalists in this category include:

- Telstra Corporation

- ITC Limited

-Vodafone India Limited




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