More than 250 industry luminaries attended the milestone event last Friday to celebrate excellence across the data center industry

SINGAPORE, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DCD Group announced last Friday the winners of its prestigious DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards 2014. The awards, which recognize innovation, leadership and "out of the box" thinking, were presented at a gala ceremony with over 250 senior industry professionals gathering to celebrate excellence across the datacenter industry. The ceremony marked the end of Singapore Data Center Week 2014, which saw networking, training and knowledge-exchange opportunities between the top movers and shakers of the datacenter industry from the 13th to the 17th of October 2014.

The result was an overwhelming number of high-quality submissions from government organizations to global brands with data centers in the Asia Pacific region.

The winners had to present their projects to a panel of four judges, after which their entries were re-scored to determine a winner. The results were based on the business and industry significance of the challenge addressed by the concept, creativity and innovation, effectiveness, and relevance to the wider industry challenges.

The evening saw winners from ten categories receiving accolades for their projects:

1. Future Thinking and Design Concepts

Sponsor:

ABB

Winner:

Allied Control

Project:

Large-scale implementation of 2-phase immersion cooling technology for data centers

2. Innovation in the Micro-Data Center

Sponsor:

i3 Solutions

Winner:

IBM India

Project:

Integrated room server – IMB Integrate Server Room (ISR)

3. Innovation in the Medium-Data Center

Sponsor:

M+W Group

Winner:

China Mobile

Project Name:

New green data center in Harbin (Harbin New Green Data Center)

4. Innovation in the Mega-Data Center

Sponsor:

Emerson Network Power

Winner:

NEXTDC

Project Name:

NEXTDC S1

5. Innovations in Outsourcing

Sponsor:

CBRE Data Center Solutions

Winner:

NTT Communications

Project Name:

NTT Communications Global Management One  

6. The Green Data Center

Sponsor:

Huawei

Winner:

Pacnet

Project Name:

Pacnet Singapore CloudSpace Data Center 2 (SGCS2)

7. Improved Data Center Energy Efficiency

Sponsor: DCD Intelligence

Winner:

Equinix Inc

Project Name:

Equinix SG1 Energy Efficiency Project

8. Innovation in IT Optimization

Sponsor :

SingTel

Winner:

NEC Corporation

Project Name:

ICT and facility optimization for a DC

9. Data Center Special Assignment Team of the Year

Sponsor:

DCProfessional Development

Winner:

Maybank – Dimension Data

Project Name:

Team Intoxicated

10. Outstanding Contribution To The Industry

Sponsor:

Rittal

Winner:

Mr Ed Ansett

George Rockett, Global CEO and Co-Founder of Datacenter Dynamics said, "Each year we receive exceptional entries from a number of key verticals, and this year was no exception. The quality of entries we have seen has undoubtedly raised the bar of excellence for the industry, and I look forward to seeing more such entries in the next instalment of Singapore Data Center Week."

About Singapore Data Center Week

Singapore Data Center Week 2014 held from 13 to 17 October 2014, celebrates one of the world’s most vibrant data center hubs. The event includes industry awards, networking evenings, data center-specific training, data center tours and the annual DCD Converged conference and expo. For more information about the activities please visit http://singaporedatacenterweek.com/.

About DatacenterDynamics

DatacenterDynamics is a full service B2B information provider at the core of which is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. With 49 established annual conferences in key business cities across the world, DatacenterDynamics is acknowledged as the definitive event where the leading experts in the field share their insights with the top level data center operators in each market.

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