The Data Center Eco-Sustainability Award seeks to recognize individuals or organisations that show an innovative and pioneering approach to sustainability through not just the design of a new data center or a major retrofit/upgrade to an existing facility, but also through the development of innovative technology or even through interesting partnerships that enable sustainability to be addressed in new ways.
“Despite it’s energy usage intensity, the data center industry has shown leadership and a true pioneering spirit when it comes to the subject of energy efficiency and what sustainability means in the digital infrastructure sector.” adds Dan Scarbrough, Co-founder DCD, who organise the Awards.
In the decade long history of the DCD>Awards, this has been considered by many as the ‘blue riband’ category, pitting some of the industries largest data center operators against each other with companies like Digital Realty, Green Mountain, Portugal Telecom and KPN coming out on top.
Heavyweight judging panel announced
The judges for this year’s award are Google’s leading energy efficiency advocate Joe Kava who is responsible for data centers worldwide, Beth Whitehead of Operational Intelligence who has published numerous papers on data center sustainability, Carlos Morard an Engineer and long time evangelist on energy efficiency in Latin America, and Tanuja Randery from Schneider Electric.
“Sustainability is at the heart of our strategy. Our mission is to help businesses manage the energy challenge while achieving better operational efficiency. We are delighted to support this flagship award that recognizes excellence in this field,” says Randery, President UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric. The winner will be announced at the DCD Awards gala event in London, on 7 December 2017.
The Data Center Awards are going Global
After a decade recognizing excellence, DCD has decided to consolidate its previously regionalized industry awards program (EMEA, Asia-Pacific, US & Canada, Latin America) into a single, much larger and more powerful acknowledgement and celebration of outstanding innovation in the cloud and data center infrastructure sector.
The Global DCD>Awards creates the ultimate multimedia showcase of the best and brightest of people, projects and transformational innovations this increasingly public-facing industry sector has to offer. New and updated award categories are now open to entrants from across the world, that reflect the advances in new technologies and disciplines as our sector explores and pushes at the very definition of what the modern data center is.