The 2013 DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards finalists are here

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After a marathon of pouring over the exceptional list of entries, the judges and DatacenterDynamics are proud to announce the 2013 DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards finalists.

Since their inception in Europe back in 2007, the DatacenterDynamics Awards have been the cornerstone of recognition for the data center industry. With 15 established categories, the Awards recognize and celebrate innovation, leadership and ‘out of the box’ thinking.

The Awards have seen a number of shining examples of ingenuity and innovation that demonstrate exactly where the industry is heading, and just how vital data centers have become to an increasingly virtualized world. The Awards provide global recognition with a ceremony launching earlier this year in North America.

Entries to the Awards closed on 4th October and included many exceptional entries from all areas including the financial services industry, Cloud & internet, data companies, leading research organizations, IT services & equipment plus the biggest names in development.

The DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards gala ceremony will take place at the fabulous Lancaster London Hotel on 12th December with 650 industry leaders and professionals in attendance. There is still a limited opportunity to attend the Awards and support your peers as they celebrate their achievements. If you are interested in booking a table at the Awards, please contact paul.mangles(at)datacenterdynamics(dot)com. The finalists are as follows in alphabetical order:

Category 01 - Future Thinking & Design Concepts
Breakthrough Data Center Energy Efficiency Through Low-Cost Liquid Cooling with Waste Heat Recovery (Asetek, Inc.)
Data aRay (ISG)
Evo-POD (Data City Exchange)
The Algaenative Data Center - From Consumer to Prosumer (Prior1 GmbH)

Category 02 - Data Center Blueprints
Evo-POD (Data City Exchange)
GSI GreenCube Mega Data Center (GSI Greencube)
Project Merlin – High Efficiency Digital (Digital Realty)
Scalable and Flexible Blueprint for the Enterprise DC (Infinity SDC)

Category 03 - Innovation in the Micro-Data Center
Cool Customs (French Customs and Excise Office)
Enagas Green Data Center (Enagas)
Iceotope Helps the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre Reduce its Environmental Footprint (3M Buckley Innovation Centre)
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust Data Centre (Sudlows)

Category 04 - Innovation in the Medium-Data Center
Bytemark Data Centre (Sudlows)
Central Exchange Birmingham (Data City Exchange)
Colt’s New Energy Efficient Data Centre: Netherlands 3 (Colt Technology Services)
Datum Partners With Keysource to Deliver an Innovative, High Performance Data Centre (Datum Datacentres Ltd)

Category 05 - Innovation in the Mega-Data Center
Central Exchange Birmingham (Data City Exchange)
Green Mountain Data Centre 'Greenest Data Centre in the World' (Green Mountain Data Centre)
ITB2 Datacenter Apeldoorn Netherlands (ITB- Kwadraat BV)
Luleå Datacenter (Facebook)

Category 06 - Leadership in the Public Sector
Athene@ Data Center Project: Cloud IT Services Health Center for Madrid Regional (Comunidad De Madrid)
GSI GreenCube Mega Data Center (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung)
MITA Data Centre Services – Optimisation Alignment Action Team (MITA)
UEA Comp One (University of East Anglia)

Category 07 - Innovations in Outsourcing
Canara Cloud Critical Power (Canara Inc)
Datum Datacentres Raises the Bar for Colocation Service Management (Datum Datacentres Ltd)
eCloud (UKFast)
Virtual Data Center - a New Dimension in IT Outsourcing (Linxdatacenter)

Category 08 - The 'Green' Data Center
Green Mountain Data Centre 'Greenest Data Centre in the World' (Green Mountain Data Centre)
NGD Europe (Next Generation Data Ltd)
Portugal Telecom Data Center Covilha (Portugal Telecom)
Powergate Data Centre, London (Telecity Group)

Category 09 - Improved Data Center Energy Efficiency
Colt Energy Efficiency Programme Cuts Colt’s Annual Energy Usage by a Fifth Across its European Data Centre Estate (Green Mountain Data Centre)
ITB2 Data Centers Achieves PUE of 1,08 Through the Use of Adiabatic Cooling and Minkels Next Generation Cold Corridors® (ITB2 Datacenters)
TelecityGroup's Energy Management Programme (Telecity Group)
ToothPick Energy management (DNSCE)

Category 10 - Innovation in IT Optimisation
Advanced Optics for Painless Upgrade to 40G & 100G (Corning Cable Systems)
GSI GreenCube Project (GSI Helmhotzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung)
iTAnalyzer (iTAnalyzer)
LE LARI - Low Entropy Linux Redundant Architecture Integration (French Customs and Excise Office)

Category 11 - The Most Extreme Data Center Deployment
Cannon Globe Trotter (Cannon Technologies Limited)
Deploying Colt’s ftec Data Centre from England to Iceland (Colt Technology Services)
Flexenclosure and Vodacom Mozambique Disaster Recovery Facility (Flexenclosure)
Project OTAN (Automation NV)

Category 12 - Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year
Alexander Nock (RED Engineering Design)
Chris Tolmie (Arup)
Dave King (Future Facilities)
Jacob Bond (Future Facilities)

Category 13 - Data Center 'Special Assignment' Team of the Year
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 (BskyB)
THE HORIZON CENTRE TEAM (Lloyds Banking Group)

For a full breakdown of the finalists, please visit

Media are invited to attend the ceremony and should contact paul.mangles(at)datacenterdynamics(dot)com for ticket enquiries. For more information on the Awards, please visit

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