A Call for Entries as the 5TH Annual Data Centre Leaders’ Awards is Announced

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The Data Centre Leaders’ Awards category list is expanded to 15 awards for 2011.The inaugural “Most Extreme Data Centre Deployment” award is to be decided by data centre community vote.

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The Awards are also innovating with the introduction of new categories including the intriguing “Most Extreme Data Centre Deployment Award.

Recognising excellence in data centre design and operation, the Data Centre Leaders’ Awards 2011 features 15 different categories embracing different sizes and types of data centre as well as the dedicated individuals and teams responsible for their design and operation.

Chair of the Judging Panel, Zahl Limbuwala, said “Data centres are central to modern life. It’s right therefore that we should gather to celebrate the innovation and ingenuity of an industry which has transformed itself to meet ever-evolving IT, environmental and cost pressures. Judging the Awards is so challenging because of eye-catching levels of smart thinking on display as industry professionals go about ensuring that their data centres are always on for business.“

The Awards are also innovating with the introduction of new categories including the intriguing “Most Extreme Data Centre Deployment Award”. George Rockett of DatacenterDynamics said, “These days people are putting data centres everywhere! We want to recognise that and bring to the attention of the public some of the remarkable engineering feats and almost unbelievable places in which critical infrastructure is being made operational.”

The 5th Annual Data Centre Leaders Awards look set to mark yet another year of positive and healthy competition amongst the well established, the up and coming and small corporations within the sector. The prestigious awards ceremony will take place at the Lancaster London on Thursday December 15th 2011.

A call for entries is issued for the following Award categories;

➢    Future Thinking & Design Concepts
➢    Data Centre Blueprints
➢    Innovation in the Micro-Data centre
➢    Innovation in the Medium-Data centre
➢    Innovation in the Mega-Data centre
➢    Leadership in the Public Sector
➢    Innovations in Outsourcing
➢    The 'Green' Data Centre
➢    Improved Data Centre Energy Efficiency
➢    Innovation in IT Optimisation
➢    The Most Extreme Data Centre Deployment
➢    Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year
➢    Data Centre 'Special Assignment' Team of the Year
➢    Data Centre Business Leader of the Year
➢    Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

For further details of the 5th Annual Datacentre Leaders Awards 2011 together with award criteria and on-line entry forms, please visit http://www.datacentredynamics.com/awards

Press Contact:
Damien Wells
Spa Communications
dwells(at)spacomms(dot)co(dot)uk
+44 (0) 7900 302102

Entries & Judging:
Nick Parfitt
DatacentreDynamics
nick.parfitt(at)datacentredynamics(dot)com
+44 (0) 207 426 7835

Sponsoring & Bookings:
Steve Foley
DatacentreDynamics
steve.foley(at)datacentredynamics(dot)com
+44 (0)20 7426 4815

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