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DCD Recognises APAC Data Center Engineers with Prestigious Industry ‘Oscars’

Data Center Engineers

The DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards, taking place during the Singapore Data Center Week, set a benchmark of data center engineering and management across South-East Asia, DatacenterDynamics gala dinner at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Wednesday.

Under the independent panel of industry experts, the special event also hosted the Industry ‘Oscars’ for the Industry stalwarts intuiting in their respective domains.

“The diversity and quality of this year’s entries has been outstanding,” said Chairman of the judges, Ed Ansett. “The majority of the projects that we have had to consider are world-class, which is indicative of a fast-maturing industry sector. Every project or team that has made the next stage is noteworthy.”

Keith Murray, regional vice-president for Data Center Solutions (APAC) at Schneider Electric, headline sponsor of the Awards programme, commented: “We are delighted to again be supporting the DCD Awards. It is programmes such as this that spur data center owners and operators to embrace best practice and innovation, and all the finalists are exemplars to the wider community.”

Gala Dinner

The winners of each category were announced at a gala dinner and prize-giving ceremony at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. At the same event, the winners of two additional categories were announced: Ka Vin Wong, Managing Director of 1-Net won the “Data Center Evangelist Award”, sponsored by Digital Realty; while Tomoo Misaki, Senior Researcher/Manager at NRI, won the “Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Data Center Industry”, sponsored by iO.

Winners of the DatacenterDynamics 2015 Asia Pacific Awards

Category nameCategory SponsorProject Winner
Enterprise Data Center Awardi3 SolutionsHuawei Langfang Cloud Data CenterHuawei


Internet Data Center AwardEmerson Network PowerChina Unicom Guangdong Cloud Data Center Shenzhen Yantian BaseHuawei


Service Provider Data Center AwardCBRE


Equinix revolutionizes data center services with 3Is – Innovation, interconnected initiativesEquinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX)


Modular Deployment AwardCEEDA


Shanghai Guofu – Huawei Modular Data Center ProjectHuawei


Data Center Critical Environment Team of the YearDCProfessional Development


Digital Realty – Data Center Critical Environment Team of the YearDigital Realty


Critical Environment Future Thinking AwardSchneider Electric


Container-type Modularized Data Center with 40℃ HTA productsNEC


Energy Efficiency Improver’s AwardM+W Group


Digital Realty – Energy Efficiency Improver’s AwardDigital Realty


Data Center Transformation Project of The YearPanduit


Virtualized Layer 1 Network for Software-Defined Data CentersTelstra


“Open” Data Center Project AwardCloud3DView: A Human-Centric 3D-Gamification Platform to De-risk New Technology Adoption in Modular Data Centre OperationsNanyang Technological University


Cloud Journey of the YearEquinix Cloud Exchange revolutionizes the cloud marketplaceEquinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX)
Data Center Evangelist AwardDigital RealtyKa Vin Wong, Managing Director,
Outstanding Contribution to the IndustryIOTomoo Misaki, Senior Researcher/
Manager, NRI


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