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Data Center Operations Team of the Year

Cat. #11, Individual & Team Categories

No one runs a data center in isolation, and teamwork is a crucial skill alongside the technical know-how the job requires. The operations team has to work on behalf of clients inside and outside their organization, and make sure the operation runs reliably and effectively as well as responding effectively to unforeseen situations, requests and challenges.

The judges want to hear about teams convened to undertake a special task or project which may occur at any stage in the data center life cycle but which require organisation, coordination and dedication above and beyond day-to-day operations. The winning team might, for example, have been involved in fitting out, refitting or decommissioning a site, or handling a specific and essential operational challenge.


  • The team must have been specially convened for a special purpose or assignment and have started work on the tasks assigned to it within the last 12 months.
  • This category is not intended to award usual, everyday team activities however high quality they may be.
  • Teams from operators of any category of data center (enterprise, colocation/data center services, MSP, ISP, cloud provider etc) are eligible for this category.
  • Teams may include people from a number of different organisations, for example, data center staff + consultants + vendors etc.

Past winners include...