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Datacentre Leaders Awards winners announced

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The cream of Europe's data center crop were honoured last month at the fourth DatacenterDynamics'(DCD) Datacentre Leaders'Awards.

From leading innovations to unmissable personalities, the awards brought the best of 2010 under the one roof for a night which not only highlighted the tenacity of the data center industry in what has been a tough year, but also the ingenuity that makes the complex industry work.
 
This year’s list of nominees had a pan-European reach. A data center in Valencia, Spain, designed and built by the Spanish company Tissat won the Innovation in the Medium Data Centre award. (Finnish company Helsingin Energia was also a finalist in the category.)
 

Tissat was not the only Spanish company to leave with an award. D-Alix won the Innovation in an Outsourced Environment award for design and construction of a data center in the Canary Islands. (Spanish readers can see more on our LATAM FOCUS pages here.)

The award for Innovation in the Mega-Data Center went to British bank Barclays for Project Dart, a 30,000sq m facility west of London.
 
Colocation player Capgemini won the 'Green'Data Centre award for its Merlin data center, built around sustainable principals while Telecity won the award for Improved Data Center Efficiency.

Data center personality Peter Gross had his contribution to the industry honoured, receiving the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award. Gross currently works as a managing partner at HP’s Carbon, Power and Critical Facilities Services.

Equinix'European President Eric Schwartz also received the accolade of Data Centre Business Leader of the Year for his role in overseeing growth and driving Equinix through the difficult European financial crisis. 

And one future name to look out for will be Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year Luke Kubicki a mechanical engineer at Arup, after he received the special award at the ceremony.

For a full list of winners see below. FOCUS and DatacenterDynamics will have more detailed reports on each winner and awards finalists over coming months. Make sure you sign up to our RSS feeds for news and subscribe to our new website if you want to be alerted on these upcoming reports. 

 
Award 1: Future Thinking and Design Concepts
Winner: Alquist
Product: Celsius high definition energy monitoring system
 
Award 2: Innovation in the Micro Data Centre
Winner: University of Hertfordshire
Project: facility designed under the principle of reduction and reuse of energy in institutional data centers
 
Award 3: Innovation in the Medium Data Centre
Winner: Tissat
Project: Tier IV Walhalla green data centre in Valencia, Spain
 
Award 4: Innovation in the Mega-Data Centre
Winner: Barclays
Project: Project Dart, a 30,000 square meter facility west of London
 
Award 5: Leadership in the Public Sector
Winner: Department of Works and Pensions
Project: data center transition and relocation
 
Award 6: Innovation in an Outsourced Environment
Winner: D-Alix

 

<div style="text-align:" justify;"=""> Project: Canary Islands data center

 

 
Award 7: The ‘Green’ Data Centre
Winner: Capgemini
Project: Merlin, a modular data center
 
Award 8: Improved Data Centre Efficiency
Winner: Telecity Group
Project: energy management program
 
Award 9: Innovation in Data Centre Consolidation
Winner: RBS
Project: strategic data center consolidation
 
Award 10: DatacentreDynamics Wild card Award
Winner: Colt
Process: modular data hall manufacturing model
 
Award 11: Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year
Winner: Luke Kubicki, mechanical engineer at Arup
 
Award 12: Data Centre Operational Team of the Year
Winner: The Britannia Powerdown Team 2010. Team leader – Andrew Bradley
 
Award 13: The Data Centre Business Leader of the Year
Winner: Eric Schwartz, president at Equinix Europe
 
Award 14: Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
Winner: Peter Gross, managing partner at HP’s Carbon, Power and Critical Facilities Services

Project Dart, a 30,000 square meter facility west of London 

Award 4: Innovation in the Mega-Data Centre
Winner: Barclays
Project: Project Dart, a 30,000 square meter facility west of London

 

 

 

 

 

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