DCS PROJECT AWARDS
7 categories

All entries must demonstrate tangible benefits either in terms of cost savings or efficiency gains for the end-user concerned. Projects should have been implemented before 28th February 2021 in EMEA.

Project categories entry criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nominations in these categories:
  • What was the driving force behind the project – what business or technology challenge needed to be addressed?
  • How did the solution address the challenges and were there any particularly innovative aspects that made it stand out?
  • What major challenges were faced during the project and how were they overcome?
  • What tangible benefits has the organisation seen as a result of the project's implementation?

Open to any organisation's implementation of a set of set of private, public or hybrid cloud services to their internal or external customers that results in a significant business benefit.


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Open to any project involving the consolidation of several data centres or a notable refresh/upgrade project resulting in significant benefits to the end-user organisation concerned.


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Open to any data centre project that resulted in significant benefits to the end-user organisation with regard to the energy efficiency of the facilities concerned.


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Open to any organisation's project to implement a new level of security or data compliance requirements in their data centre environment(s).


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Open to any organisation's project to migrate to a managed services model for the delivery of one or set of key applications in support of their core business.


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Open to any project involving the design and build of a new data centre anywhere in EMEA.


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Open to any organisation’s project driven by a change in working practices or business processes directly brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on organisations in both the public and private sectors.


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DCS INNOVATION AWARDS
17 categories

All products/solutions entered must have been shipping in EMEA between 1st February 2020 and 31st January 2021.

Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nomination:
  • What are your product's/solution's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your product/solution had on the market and your customers?
  • What are the major differentiators between your product/solution and those of your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the value of this product/solution to your customers/partners.

DATA CENTRE FACILITIES INNOVATION AWARDS
9 categories

Open to any products that deliver new or enhanced edge computing capabilities for operators, end users of the channel.


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Open to any products that are designed to deliver efficient and cost-effective data centre and or infrastructure cooling solutions to end users and/or data centre operators.


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Open to any productand/or service that results in significant benefits to an end-user organisation’s energy efficiency of all or part of their data centre environment.


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Open to any products that are designed to deliver comprehensive automation (IOT, AI etc.) or Data Centre Management (DCIM) solutions (i.e. the building and its total contents) to end users and/or data centre operators.


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Open to any products that are designed to deliver efficient power distribution management solutions to end users and/or data centre operators.

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Open to any products that deliver effective cabling infrastructure and management in the data centre environment including cabinets and racking solutions for end users and/or data centre operators.


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Open to any products that are designed to deliver efficient and cost-effective power solutions to end users and/or data centre operators.


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Open to any Physical Security and/or Fire/Safety solutions in the datacentre environment for end users and/or data centre operators.


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Open to any products that enhance the provision of hosted and/or colocation services offered to an operator's clients or business partners.


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DATA CENTRE ICT INNOVATION AWARDS
8 categories

Open to any innovative data centre automation/ orchestration service, product or technology.


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Open to any data processing platform, server, appliance or system designed for data centre operations and environments.


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Open to any networking and/or communications platform, appliance or system that provide local, wide area or remote access data centre connectivity.


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Open to any security products, hardware and/or software based, that deliver specific data centre focussed security solutions to organisations.


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Open to any datacentre or cloud-based IT storage hardware and/or software products that deliver specific data centre focussed storage solutions to end-users.


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Open to any organisation that has introduced an innovative and/or unique set of managed ICT services to their clients/customers.


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Open to any IT /AIOPS and/or service management solution aimed at optimising management of heterogeneous datacentreIT environments - including those based aroundAI.


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Open to any organisation that has introduced an innovative and/or unique open source data centre focussed service, product or technology based on Open Source standards such as Kafka, Kubernetes, Jenkins and Linux.


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DCS COMPANY AWARDS
6 categories

Entrants must have been present in the EMEA markets prior to 1st September 2020.

Entry Criteria: Please answer these questions in the general description of your nomination:
  • What are your company's key distinguishing features and/or USP?
  • What tangible impact has your company had on the market and your customers?
  • What levels of customer service differentiate you from your competitors.
  • What are the major differentiators between your company and your primary competitors?
  • Please supply any supportive quotes and/or case study materials to demonstrate the position of your company in the market.

Open to any commercial organisation manufacturing, selling and/or supporting DC Facilities solutions in the EMEA market.


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Open to any commercial organisation selling and/or supporting DC Cloud products and/or services in the EMEA market.


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Open to any organisation delivering data centre hosting and colocation services to end users or data centre operators in the EMEA region.


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Open to any commercial organisation manufacturing, selling and/or supporting DC ICT system solutions in the EMEA market.


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Open to any IT vendor or reseller/business partner delivering end-user customer service in the UK or EMEA data centre markets. Entries must be accompanied by a minimum of THREE customer testimonials (in English) attesting to the high level of customer service delivered that sets the entrant apart from their competition.


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Open to any IT vendor or business partner who has delivered through innovation or integration a measurable and/or tangible solution that delivers improved sustainability or efficiency in the data centre environment.


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DCS INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
3 categories

Open to individuals employed in the EMEA regionprior to 31st January 2021.

Open to any individual based in or responsible for the operations within a single or multiple data centres in the EMA region – individuals may be employed by an end-user, a hosting / colocation supplier or work in a managed services provider or channel organisation.


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Open to any individual recognised to have made a significant contribution to the Data Centre industry in EMEA – they could working within a data centre environment or for a supplier of data centre services such as a hosting/colocation supplier, a managed services provider, a channel organisation, a datacentre facilities or ICT vendor.


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Open to any individual based in or responsible for the operations within a single or multiple data centres in the EMA region – individuals may be employed by an end-user, a hosting / colocation supplier or work in a managed services provider or channel organisation.


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