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Awards categories include Innovation in Medium and Mega Datacentres, ‘Green’ Datacentre, Team Leadership, Future Thinking and Young Engineer of the Year

London December 3 2008: The shortlist for the Datacentre Leaders’ Awards 2008, the UK’s premier datacentre industry accolades, is formally announced today.

Companies including Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Aviva have made the shortlist alongside Arup, BskyB, Digital Realty Trust, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, EDS, Sun Microsystems, London City Airport and public sector and education leaders in datacentre design, build and operation.

Awards for Operational Team of the Year, Leadership in the Public Sector and Young Engineer of the Year recognise the expertise that underpins the datacentre industry.

Other Award categories include Future Thinking & Design Concepts, The ‘Green’ DataCentre Award and Innovation in Micro, Medium and Mega DataCentres.

This year’s awards attracted unprecedented interest and a record number of entries. The judging panel was drawn from industry experts in design, building and operation of datacentres and the process was overseen by Zahl Limbuwala, Chairman, Data Centre Specialist Group at the British Computer Society (BCS) who sat on the Judging Panel as neutral assessor to ensure a fair and consistent evaluation system.

The winners will be announced at a gala event on Wednesday 17th December 2008 at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.

The full shortlist for each category:

Future Thinking & Design Concepts
5Nines Elean Data Campus Cambridge
Kyoto Cooling Concept
Atlantis Arup Project Blue
HP Ultra Low Energy Cooling

Young Mission Critical Engineer
Robert Simmons, Telehouse Europe
Joe levy Sheehan, Hoare Lea
Paul Klee, Hurley Palmer Flatt
Greg Metcalf, ARUP

Innovation in the Micro Datacentre
London City Airport Modular DC
De Montford University
Sun Microsystems Modular Datacentre
London Borough of Hillingdon

Innovation in the Medium Datacentre
FCO Hanslope Park facility
Domicilium Isle of Man Facility
Cardiff University ARCCA Project
Telecity Oliver’s Yard Data centre

Innovation in the Mega Datacentre
Fujitsu London North Datacentre
Merrill Lynch London West DC
Aviva Norwich Union Datacentre
EDS SMC4 Datacentre

Leadership in the Public Sector
FCO Hanslope Park facility
LB Hillingdon Server Consolidation Project
Cardiff University ARCCA Project
Sheffield Hallam University

Innovation in an Outsourced Environment
Domicilium Isle of Man Facility
Logica Bridgend Science Park
Terremark Infinistructure Platform
Digital Realty Trust IBM Project

The ‘Green’ Datacentre Award
Fujitsu London North Datacentre
EDS SMC4 Datacentre
Select BT Datacentre Leeds
IBM GIB Zurich Data centre

Operational Team of the Year
Morgan Stanley
Digital Realty Trust, Dublin Ops Team

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To attend the awards contact Steve Foley on 0207 426 4815 or at

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