DCD announced the winners of the 4th Datacenter Week Awards last Friday at a Gala Dinner & Ceremony which also marked the close of conference & expo DCD>Converged 2017 in Hong Kong. The results were decided by an independent panel of judges headed by Jennifer (Zhong Qian) Feng, CTO at Dalian Wanda Group.

The DCD Awards portfolio has for more than a decade showcased stories of innovation and cutting edge design globally with the Datacenter Week Awards focusing on the latest accomplishments in the APAC region. The evening was attended by 150 key industry leaders, educators, press and more from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia and Philippines.

”The Awards is all about highlighting the uniqueness, diversity and opportunities in the APAC region as it moves towards this new era of digitalization. All of the entries we received this year show that data centers from Mumbai to Shanghai, from Melbourne to Tokyo are ready for what the next era of the data center will bring. On behalf of DCD, the organizing committee and panel of judges i’d like to thank all who have entered the Awards. I also wish to extend my appreciation to ZTE Corporation for partnering with us by being the headline sponsor of the Awards”, shared Stephen Worn, CTO at DCD Group who chaired the Awards Ceremony.

And the winners are…

  Category name Sponsored by Entry name Company


[01] The Excellence in Data Center Operations Award


China Unicom Guangdong Cloud Data Center (Shenzhen Pingshan) in collaboration with ZTE Corporation

China Unicom


[02] The Design Innovation in the Critical Environment Award

DCD Group

AirTrunk Sydney Data Centre



[03] The Innovation in Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency Award


Baidu YQ Cloud Computing Center No.1 Module



[04] The Asia Pacific Cloud Journey of the Year Award



Zurich Insurance Data Centre Migration

Zurich Insurance 


[05] The Living at the Edge Award


ICBC Zhejiang Province Jiaxing Branch Bank Integrated Mini Data Center in collaboration with Huawei

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)


Individual Achievement Awards

This year DCD returned to awarding individual achievement to complement the project award categories with the 2 established categories - Business Leader of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to the Industry - as well as a new individual category, the Most Connected industry Professional. Mr William Siu, Guest Lecturer at University of Hong Kong & CEO at Technovative International was awarded the Most Connected Industry Professional Award, representing a well connected person in the industry with his experience in educating the next generation in this digital era. The Business Leader of the Year Award was given to Mr Bruno Lopez, CEO at ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, recognizing his impressive portfolio including 50 facilities across Asia and Europe. Mr Zhu Hua, Director of Technology Development Center, IDC Platform Department at Tencent was given the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry for his 15 years of data center industry experience which includes the site selection, planning, designing, testing and operation of the full life cycle of the data center on behalf of a number of China’s key data center companies.

DCD would like to congratulate all Finalists and, of course, the Winners. We look forward to seeing greater innovations and best practices in 2018 as everyone shares their success across the Asia Pacific region.