Record number of entries in 15 years of DCD>Awards
The DCD>Awards recognizes the most outstanding projects, people & teams, and this year we received more entries than ever before across 11 categories.
We're thrilled to announce the shortlisted finalists, with all entries independently judged by a team of renowned experts. Our judges combed through hundreds of entries submitted from 35 different countries across 6 continents to select the most outstanding achievements in our industry this year.
Winners will be announced on 8 December at the DCD>Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony, hosted in Central London at the glamorous Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge. Plus, for the first time, we'll be live-streaming the entire ceremony so viewers around the world can celebrate with us!
To find out who is crowned the winner, book a table at this year's ceremony, or tune in to the live stream on 8 December!
Enterprise Data Center Evolution Award
Enterprise are still managing and housing their IT on-prem but are increasingly alive to the alternatives. The enterprise portfolio may include a diaspora of on-prem, various cloud types and services, colocation and managed services. This Award seeks to reward this journey which may include data center new build, extension or modernization, outsourcing, cloud and hybrid IT and which means enterprise continues to be far more than just a consumer in this landscape.
Ajman Municipality & Planning Department Enterprise Disaster Recovery Project Intertek-PSI ERP System Migration in collaboration with Skytap & Meridian IT Kaiser Permanente Data Center Modernization in collaboration with Future Facilities Newcastle City Council Data Center Transformation in collaboration with Advanced Power Technology & Schneider Electric
This category is sponsored by Honeywell .
Mission Critical Tech Innovation Award
This award is all about tech. It recognizes cutting-edge technology solutions from the world of critical power, cooling tech, monitoring and operational management systems. The winner will be the technology that in the opinion of the judges makes the most positive difference to data center design, operation and management practices.
Fungible The Fungible "hyperdisaggregated"™ Data Center KOHLER Tier 4 Final KD Series Generator proteanTecs Universal Chip Telemetry - Proteus Microsoft Cloud-Production Two Phase Immersion Cooling Deployment
This category is sponsored by CBRE .
Carbon Champion Award
This award focuses on the industry's path towards net-zero, recognizing the world’s most energy-aware and innovative approaches to building and fitting out sustainable digital infrastructure. The winner will be the project driven by energy efficiency and sustainability outcomes, from innovative ecosystem partnerships, to fresh data center designs, to leading-edge products and solutions.
Building Transparency Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) Tool in collaboration with Carbon Leadership Forum & C Change Labs Digital Realty River Cooling MRS2 and MRS3 Project Google 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy ITRenew Sesame
This category is sponsored by Schneider Electric .
Data Center Operations Team of the Year
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 winning team will be one that convened to undertake a special task or project that requires organization, coordination and dedication above and beyond day-to-day operations.
NVIDIA & Kao Data Deploying the Cambridge-1 Supercomputer Green Mountain Norway Fjord Cooling Solution Upgrade Green.AG Switzerland - The Evolution of Operational Strategy Gtd Data Center Panamericana - Phase 3
This category is sponsored by Caterpillar .