The DCD>Awards recognizes the most outstanding projects, people and 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 the largest and
most diverse panel of renowned experts in the 16 year history of the awards. Our judges combed through hundreds of entries to select the shortlist of 52 finalists across 13 judged categories, including outstanding projects from 23 countries.
Winners will be announced on 7 December at the
DCD>Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony, hosted in Central London at the glamorous Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge. Hosts for the evening will be British comedian Hugh Dennis and celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, who will be helping us raise funds for our charity partner, Chain of Hope.
To find out who is crowned the winner, tune in to the live stream on 7 December, unless you of course already have the hot ticket!
Enterprise Data Center Evolution Award
The decisions taken by enterprise organizations are the core of the data center ecosystem, impacting the direction and fortunes of all supply sectors. Many enterprise companies still manage and house at least some of their IT on-prem but many more recognize the need for a hybrid IT strategy in order to operate in a world driven by digital and business transformation. This award recognizes the process of data center evolution that enables the enterprise to meet all the required objectives of its IT strategy, including on-premises projects, cloud or colocation migration projects, and hybrid IT projects.
Banco do Brasil Hybrid Cloud Management Platform in collaboration with O3S - Cloud Solutions Itaú Unibanco DCIM project at the Mogi Mirim data center in Sao Paolo, Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply - Migration to a Multi-Cloud Strategy in collaboration with Extreme Group University College Dublin data center upgrade project in collaboration with Schneider Electric
This category is sponsored by Datalec
Social Impact Award
As the industry has expanded across the world, so has the level of media interest and public recognition, and the need to align commercial and operational practices with social and cultural responsibilities. New for 2022, this award seeks to recognize the data center industry’s most innovative and impactful social and community development initiatives. The judges will be looking for initiators and projects that have driven a positive change within local communities, or across society more widely, and those which have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Asiacell Bardarash Refugee Camp digital enablement program CEDaCI Social Impact in the Data Center Supply Chain Project in collaboration with London South Bank University Equinix Digital Literacy program in Mumbai, India Host in Ireland Orchards in the Community initiative
This category is sponsored by Huawei
Middle East + Africa Data Center Development Award
The expanding digital world has brought the requirement for data centers way beyond their original heartlands in Western Europe, North American and the established economies of Asia. As the requirement for data center services moves into younger markets, how can the development of data centers meet the challenges of delivering services that are resilient, secure, efficient and agile? This award recognizes data center, cloud and associated developments across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) that have pushed the boundaries in terms of design, construction and operation.
MEEZA MVault Data Center, Qatar in collaborations with Vertiv Open Access Data Centres (OADC) pan-African edge deployment project Serverfarm ISR1 data center in Tel Aviv, Israel Vantage Data Center Johannesburg Campus - JNB11, South Africa
This category is sponsored by Meesons
Latin America Data Center Development Award
The expanding digital world has brought the requirement for data centers way beyond their original heartlands in Western Europe, North American and the established economies of Asia. As the requirement for data center services moves into younger markets, how can the development of data centers meet the challenges of delivering services that are resilient, secure, efficient and agile? This award recognizes data center, cloud and associated developments across Latin America that have pushed the boundaries in terms of design, construction and operation.
GTD Colombia El Poblado Data Center solar generation project Mexico Telecoms Partners multi-city ECR-8 (Edge Computer Room) deployment Scala Data Centers FastDeploy Telecom Argentina Central Office to Edge redevelopment project
This category is sponsored by CEEDA
Emerging Asia Pacific Data Center Development Award
The expanding digital world has brought the requirement for data centers way beyond their original heartlands in Western Europe, North American and the established economies of Asia. As the requirement for data center services moves into younger markets, how can the development of data centers meet the challenges of delivering services that are resilient, secure, efficient and agile? This award recognizes data center, cloud and associated developments across the emerging nations of the Asia Pacific region that have pushed the boundaries in terms of design, construction and operation.
ChinData MY06 data center in Johor, Malaysia TELEHOUSE Bangkok data center focused on international Interconnectivity in collaboration with KDDI NTT Global Data Centers NAV1A Mahape Project, Maharashtra, India STT Global Data Centres India Private Limited skills development program, Bengaluru, India in collaboration with Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF)
This category is sponsored by DCD>Academy
Data Center Construction Team of the Year
The delivery of a data center is a race against the clock, as time is money. It’s also a situation where no corners can be cut, and the eventual product must not fall below agreed specifications and quality standards.
This award recognizes construction teams that demonstrated flexibility and initiative in dealing with project twists and turns while meeting or exceeding overall time, cost and quality outcomes.
Green Mountain Enebakk Colo Construction collaboration with CTS Nordics NTT Global Data Centers Phoenix PH1 Data Center Princeton Digital Group, MU1 Construction Team, Mumbai, India STACK Infrastructure SVY02 Data Center in Silicon Valley
This category is sponsored by ZincFive
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. While working to ensure the operation runs reliably and effectively in line with client expectations, the operations team needs also to respond effectively to unforeseen situations, requests and challenges.
This award recognizes teams convened for special tasks or 'one-off' projects, or to deal with unforeseen situations.
Intel “Street to Server Operations Audits” global deployment team Itau Unibanco “Data Center Community”, Brazil Kaiser Permanente Data Center Operations - Urban Renewal (UR) program, Irvine, California. Macquarie Data Centre Intellicentre 3 upgrade team “Punching through the Pandemic” Sydney, Australia
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Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year
The future prospects of the data center community rely on the emergence of a new generation, ready to pick up the baton and take the sector on towards undreamt-of achievements. Past winners have gone on to build successful careers while raising the profile of the companies that employ them.
New technologies and new platforms require new skills, so this category is open to the whole mission critical “stack”, including not only M&E but also systems, architecture and software professionals. Judges will be looking for a track record of achievement in project leadership and delivery as well as a higher profile in our industry than their tender years would suggest.
Sofia Xygkaki, Mechanical Engineer, Black and White Engineering Tea Žižak, Product Engineering Supervisor, Vertiv Edward Marks, Director of Building Engineering, EMEA, Northshore Niovi Papanikolaou, Consultant, Northshore
This category is sponsored by
Outstanding Contribution to the Data Center Industry
Every industry has its champions, thought leaders and pioneers who will be revered for their achievements for years to come.
The previous winners of this Award are all distinguished by their extensive service to the data center industry through publication, education, developing innovation and active involvement with the data center community globally.
Each previous winner of this Award has in some way changed the way in which the industry looks at key challenges or key opportunities and through that process changed the way we look at ourselves.
The winner of this award is selected by a specially convened panel of judges. There are no finalists.
This award is sponsored by Mercury Engineering