The 5th DCD APAC Awards on September the 11th highlighted the industry advances and initiatives that are shaping the future of the APAC data center space. Accompanied by champagne and live music, the results were announced and the winners celebrated in front of over 200 cloud and data center professionals to conclude the first day of the leading regional conference & expo, DCD>South East Asia in Singapore.

Entries have been judged by an independent panel of 23 industry experts since the opening of the Awards in April thereby maintaining the prestige and credibility of the DCD Awards, often known as the ‘Oscars of the data center industry’.

“We are excited to be able to bring the DCD APAC Awards back to Singapore this year. Singapore is a key data center hub for the region and the Awards Ceremony and industry party added the perfect touch to a day filled with networking, learning and insights on negotiating this rapidly evolving data center landscape,” commented Tom Winter, Managing Director APAC, DCD.

View photos from the Awards Party and winner interviews.

And the winners are...

Category 1: Living at the Edge

  • ChinData (Beijing) in collaboration with Huawei Technologies

Category 2: Smart Data Center Award

Sponsored by Nanyang Technological University

  • China Unicom Shandong in collaboration with Huawei Technologies

Category 3: Energy Efficiency Improvers Award

  • ST Telemedia Global Data Centres

Category 4: Cloud Migration of the Year

  • Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited in conjunction with Fluentgrid

Category 5: Data Center Operations Team of the Year

Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Category 6: Design Team of the Year

Sponsored by DCPRO

  • China Mobile Hebei in conjunction with ZTE

Individual Achievement Awards

DCD also awarded 2 individual achievements through 2 well-established categories - Business Leader of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to the Industry.

The Business Leader of the Year Award was awarded to Mr Robin Khuda, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at AirTrunk to recognise his immense recent achievements in establishing AirTrunk's Australian presence and the recent news of AirTrunk’s plans for expansion plans into the major cities of South East and East Asia.

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) was presented the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry (sponsored by Huawei Technologies). This recognised the achievement of the IMDA (and its precursor organisations) in developing Singapore as a global leader in innovation and technological deployment and as a data center hub to match the data center epicentres of Western Europe and the United States.

DCD would like to congratulate all entrants, finalists and winners, and thank all sponsors and judges for their involvement in the DCD APAC Awards. We look forward to celebrating greater achievements in 2019 across the Asia Pacific region.