London, United Kindgom – (The Hosting News) – June 26, 2008 – Information and conference series producer of design, construction and operation of 24/7 mission critical IT facilities, DatacenterDynamics, has issued a call for entries for its Datacentre Awards 2008 event.
As Europe’s leading awards dedicated to the datacentre sector, the Datacentre Awards 2008 will be presented for categories including Future Thinking and Design Concepts; Innovation in Micro, Medium and Mega Datacentres; Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year; Innovation in the Public Sector, Innovation in an Outsourced Environment and Datacentre Operational Team. In addition, a Green Datacentre Award will be made as well as an Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry.
Inaugurated in 2007, the Datacentre Awards were established to recognise technical innovation and standards of professionalism amongst those responsible for designing, constructing and operating datacentres, as well as to raise the profile of a sector upon which the success of many business and social initiatives depend.
Honored at an event attended by an audience over 500-strong, winners at Datacentre Awards 2007 included Don Beaty of ASHRAE’s Technical Committee TC 9.9 for his contribution to the industry; Sophia Flucker of EYP Mission Critical Facilities who was voted Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year; and John Killey of Citigroup for the company’s sustainable and noteworthy, ‘Green’ EMEA datacentre (a full list of 2007 winners is available online).
The Datacentre Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts, drawn from the operator and vendor communities. The sponsors of the Datacentre Awards 2008 include APC, CBRE, Chloride, EDF, Foreman Roberts, GDCM, Migration Solutions, Norland Managed Services and Rittal.
The Datacentre Leaders’ Awards were launched in 2007 in order to recognise innovation and reward excellence in facility design and operations not only in the UK but across Europe. The winners were announced at a gala dinner in Central London last December to an audience of over 500 people and included leading companies from the worlds of finance, broadcasting, hosting and consulting.
The DatacenterDynamics Global Conference and Expo Series is the leading source of information and the largest gathering of professionals involved in the design, construction and operation of 24/7 mission critical IT facilities in the worlds top business cities. It is an unrivalled education and networking opportunity.
Attendence has continued to grow year on year, with more locations and more data center professionals attending all the time. In fact 2006 surpassed all our expections (see figures for each location below). In 2007, 7000 people to 19 DatacenterDynamics locations across the globe are expected to participate in the event.
For more details, please visit: www.datacenterdynamics.com/awards.