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Issue 11, Aug/Sept


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IMPROVED DATA CENTER ENERGY EFFICIENCY


This award reflects the journey that individual organizations have undergone in order to bring existing facilities up to scratch through the process of measurement, benchmarking, analysis, recommendation and implementation. Innovation may lie in the development of a measurement model that meets accurately the particular facility needs, the identification of opportunities and/or the introduction of technologies, management techniques and


strategies to capitalise on such opportunities. 2009 Winner: Morgan Stanley


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INNOVATION IN DATA CENTER CONSOLIDATION


This category recognises and rewards best practice in data center consolidation, which enables data center owners and operators to capitalise on the major efficiency and operational opportunity represented. 2009 Winner: Fujitsu Infrastructure-as-a-Service Project Triumph (Data Center Transformation)


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DATACENTERDYNAMICS WILD CARD AWARD


The Wildcard Award has been developed to recognise these ‘hybrid’ entries. It should be noted that this award will be given at the discretion of the judges and there is no direct entry to it. Note also that it will only be awarded to suitably composed and presented


entries to other award categories. 2009 Winner: TelecityGroup France – the Data Center Research Arboretum


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YOUNG MISSION-CRITICAL ENGINEER OF THE YEAR


The future of any industry depends on the quality of the young people it can attract. The winners of this award to date have both achieved a higher client-facing profile than their tender years would suggest and this year we are looking to maintain the excellent precedent they have set.


2009 Winner: Tom Kingham – Red Engineering Design Ltd


2008 Winner: Greg Metcalf ARUP 2007 Winner: Sophia Flucker, EVP Mission Critical


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DATA CENTER OPERATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR


This award seeks to recognize best practice in developing and maintaining the data center team, for either one-off projects or initiatives, or for ongoing functionality. It also seeks to recognize restructuring necessary to cope with today’s data center demands, such as the integration of IT and FM, the assignment of teams to scrutinise energy efficiency, performance, compliance and all aspects of data center operation.


2009 Winner: The Computacenter Manchester Migration Team


2008 Winner: Morgan Stanley 2007 Winner: BSkyB


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THE DATA CENTER BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR


This award recognises the person who, in the view of the judges, has done the most over the past 12 months to build the business case for the data center to key stakeholder groups – investors, shareholders, financiers, owners,


operators, the media etc. 2009 Winner: Michael Tobin – TelecityGroup CEO


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OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDUSTRY


We are looking to continue our recognition of industry leadership, and to reward leadership and innovation that has influenced the mainstream of data center practice – be it in design, thought leadership, management, operational strategy, engineering development and application, or a combination of these. The data center sector has achieved a size and scope that means it is right to continue the recognition of our own leaders and their achievements.


2009 Winner: Dr Roger R Schmidt, IBM Fellow, National Academy of Engineering Member, IBM Academy of Technology Member and ASME Fellow


2008 Winner: Ken Brill, Uptime Institute 2007 Winner: Don Beaty, DLB Associates/ASHRAE


The black tie gala awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, 16 December 2010, at the Lancaster London Hotel (formerly the Royal Lancaster), where over six hundred people will celebrate excellence across the data center industry and this year’s winners will be revealed. It will be a great finish to the year and an opportunity to have a pre-Christmas celebration with industry colleagues.


THE JUDGING PROCESS Online entry forms for all award categories are available via the Awards section of the DatacenterDynamics website. Each category provides a description of what the judges are looking for, some background detail to the category and a set of questions to help you put together your entry. All online entries must be received no later than Friday, 15 October 2010. The judges will then deliberate and select four finalists for each category (using the scoring system as set out on the website for each category). The finalists will be invited to London on either 1 or 2 December 2010 for a 40-minute session to include a presentation to a panel of judges and for finalists to answer questions the judges may have of their entry.


The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Central London on 16 December 2010.


We would like to thank BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, for supporting this year’s awards. The BCS Data Center Specialist Group will be acting as neutral assessor of the judging process and will ensure the fair marking of all entries.


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