EMEA Awards finalists announced

DatacenterDynamics has named the finalists for its 2013 EMEA Awards. See the list below, and find out how to book your table

30 October 2013 by Penny Jones - DatacenterDynamics

EMEA Awards finalists announced
Portugal Telecom's new data center in Covilha- just one EMEA Awards finalist

DatacenterDynamics has announced the finalists for its 2013 EMEA Awards, which recognize leadership and innovation in the data center industry.

Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on December 12, at the Lancaster London Hotel.

This year’s awards include 15 categories, covering data center builds in all sizes, blueprints, technological innovations as well as individual achievements – including young mission critical engineer of the year and Outstanding contribution to the Industry and business Leader of the year (winners for outstanding contribution and business leader of the year are selected by the panel of judges on the evening – no finalists are announced for these categories).

The finalists for the other 13 categories are:

1. Future thinking and design concepts – Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Recognizing the solutions developed in response to the need to raise the bar continually in terms of innovation, ease of deployment and ‘real world’ application


Breakthrough Data Center Energy Efficiency Through Low-Cost Liquid Cooling with Waste Heat Recovery


Data aRay

Data City Exchange



Algaenative Data Center with Architect Schenk – Consumer to Prosumer

2012 Winner: Munters


2 Data center blueprints – Sponsored by Citadel100

Behind every cutting-edge data center great ‘blueprint’ design and management ideas

Data City Exchange


GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung

GSI GreenCube Mega Data Center

Digital Realty

Project Merlin, High Efficiency Digital

Infinity SDC

Scalable and flexible blueprint for the enterprise DC

2012 winner: Cable & Wireless (now Vodafone)


3 Innovation in the Micro data center – Sponsored by Future-Tech
The design of data centers of up to 250kW brings with it its own particular challenges of space utilization, power distribution and back-up, cooling, access and security


North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust Data Centre


Helping the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre reduce its environmental footprint


ENAGAS Green Data Center

French Customs and Excise Office

Cool Customs

2012 winner: Colt


4 Innovation in the Medium data center
Recognizing the efficient design and operation of ‘medium’ data centers – between 250kW and 2.5MW in total facility power requirement

Bytemark Data Centre

Data City Exchange
Central Exchange Birmingham

Colt Technology Services
Colt’s new energy efficient data center: Netherlands 3

Datum partners with Keysource to deliver an innovative, high performance data center

2012 winner: Colt


5 Innovation in the Mega data center – Sponsor Digital Realty

The mega-data center is the landmark that sustains today’s technology-driven world

Data City Exchange
Central Exchange Birmingham

Green Mountain Data Centre
Green Mountain Data Centre 'Greenest data center in the world'

ITB- Kwadraat BV
ITB2 Datacenter Apeldoorn Netherlands

Luleå Datacenter

2012 winner: Sberbank


6 Leadership in the Public Sector

This Award recognizes the achievement of Government and public sector IT-focused initiatives, projects and strategies

Servicio Madrileno De Salud (Comunidad de Madrid)
Athene@ Data Cemter Project: Cloud IT Services Health Center for Madrid Regional

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
GSI GreenCube mega data center

MITA Data Centre Services  – Optimisation Alignment Action Team

University of East Anglia
UEA Comp One

2012 winner: MITA


7 Innovations in outsourcing – Sponsore Norland

This Award recognises the importance of outsourcing services

Canara Inc
Canara Cloud Critical Power

Datum Datacentres
Datum Datacentres raises the bar for colocation service management


Virtual Data Center - a new dimension in IT Outsourcing

2012 winner: Interoute


8 The ‘Green’ data center
Recognizing the success in providing a resilient facility with the consideration of sustainability and environmental responsibility

Green Mountain Data Centre
Green Mountain Data Centre. The Greenest Data Centre in the World

Next Generation Data
NGD Europe

Portugal Telecom
Portugal Telecom data center in Covilha

Telecity Group
Powergate Data Centre, London

2012 winner: Equinix


9 Improved data center energy efficiency – Sponsored by The Green Grid

For improved efficiency through  measurement, benchmarking, analysis, recommendation and implementation

Colt technology Services
Colt Energy efficiency program cuts Colt’s annual energy usage by a fifth across its European data center estate

ITB2 Datacenters
ITB2 Data Centers Achieves PUE of 1,08 through the use of Adiabatic Cooling and Minkels Next Generation Cold Corridors

Telecity Group
TelecityGroup's Energy Management Programme

ToothPick Energy management

2012 winner: Lamda Hellix


10 Innovations in IT optimization
Recognizes true innovation in IT optimization that has enabled organisations to successfully re-define the role of the data center

Corning Cable Systems
Advanced Optics for Painless Upgrade to 40G and 100G

GSI Helmhotzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
GSI GreenCube


French Customs and Excise Office
LE LARI (Low Entropy Linux Redundant Architecture Integration)

2012 winner: University of St Andrews


11 The most extreme data center deployment – Sponsored by GIS
For the containerized or ‘pod’ deployment which best symbolizes the flexibility and mobility of this type of data center

Cannon Technologies
Cannon Globe Trotter

Colt Technology Services
Deploying Colt’s ftec data center from England to Iceland

Flexenclosure and Vodacom Mozambique Disaster Recovery Facility

Automation nv
Project OTAN

2012 winner: Cannon Technologies


12 The young mission critical engineer of the year – Sponsored by Excool

Alexander Nock
RED Engineering Design

Chris Tolmie

Dave King
Future Facilities

Jacob Bond
Future Facilities

2012 winner: Ehsaan Farsimadan Romonet


13 The data center special assignment team of the year – Sponsored by CBRE

This Award recognizes team achievement where the team has been convened for a special purpose or task above and beyond everyday duties

Alcalá Data Center Team

Telefónica Global Technology

Bank of New York Mellon Data Centre Migration Programme Team

Bank of New York Mellon

M25 Data Centres Project Team


The Horizon Centre Team

Lloyds Banking Group

2012 winner: UKFAST

Judges for this year’s awards are Martin Bradley of Morgan Stanley, Lex Coors of Interxion, Susanne Obermeier of BMW, Mike Hall of Visa, Ricardo Abad of Quark TS, Robert Thorogood of HurleyPalmerFlatt, Jan Wiersma of DatacenterPulse, Chris McIntosh of Barclays, Tony day of Schneider Electric, Steve Watt of the University of St Andrews, Gerard Thibault of Digital Realty, Garceran Rojas of PQC, Nick Vaney of Red Engineering, Philip Collerton of the Uptime Institute, Sophia Flucker of Operational intelligence, Derek Allen of Global Switch, Ehsaan Farsimadan of Romonet, Andrew Jay of CBRE, David Snelling of Fujitsu, Vic Smith of Colt, Mark Howell of Ford, Nick Calver of Lloyds Banking Group, Brian O'Hora of Trinity College Dublin, Zac Potts of Sudlows, Wim Boone of Ingenium, Mike Morill of Tesco and Michael Burke of the Co-op.

The Awards are now in their seventh year. You can book to attend the Gala Ceremony - on Thursday December 12 at The Lancaster, London, here


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