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London, United Kingdom; DatacenterDynamics has issued a call for entries for its Datacentre Awards 2008 event, Europe’s leading awards dedicated to the datacentre sector.

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.

Honoured 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.

For more details and to download an entry form and guidance, please visit www.datacenterdynamics.com/awards

If you are interested in interviewing last year’s winners or any of the organisations involved in the awards, please contact Nick Parfitt at Spa Communications on nick@spacomms.co.uk


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