Registration closes 23 Feb
This Award will be given by the Judges Panel to the leader of a company nominated for one of the other Awards.
Data center services and infrastructure are the essential enabler for all businesses. Service providers offering data infrastructure are gaining significant credibility offering dedicated services providing IT flexibility and scalability. The capability to host business applications and services is highly dependent upon the ability to deliver innovative infrastructure offerings, service wrappers and solution integration.
The judges are looking to identify a business that provides excellence in data center services and infrastructure. The Award will recognize a Company, Internal Division or functional team with a demonstrable track record established in the last 18 months that can be used as an exemplar to the global data center industry.
The Data Center Technical Breakthrough Award seeks to recognise innovation in data center design and deployment or in operation. The technological breakthrough may not necessarily be new technology, (for example, Adiabatic cooling is 4,000 year old technology), but must be used in a way that is new to the organisation. The breakthrough may be engineering, software or any other technology that meets the criteria.
This award recognises an individual (or a team of individuals) who has gone that bit further for their company and/or their customers. The scope is very broad: eligible entrants could have delivered a difficult project to time and budget or added value to a service over and above that envisaged in the contract. Alternatively they might have demonstrated initiative in the face of adversity, helped to prevent or mitigate the impacts of a disaster of some kind or had the persistence and commitment to stick with something through thick and thin until they saw it through. Their achievement could have been played out on a small stage - eg for a single site SME - or a large one – for a global corporate.
In summary, the Judges are looking for a person (or team) who has risen to a challenge of some kind and demonstrated dedication, initiative and leadership beyond the call of duty.
The judges anticipate that entrants will provide some context and describe briefly how the challenge came about and then they will mark submissions against three specific criteria.
The three criteria against which your submission will be marked are:
Award will be given by the Judges Panel
This award recognises proven achievements and innovations in the launch of cloud services to users across any geography, but with a major footprint in Asia. Any cloud service is eligible - regardless if it is private, hybrid or public. Here are many views of what constitutes a cloud as long as it delivers cloud-scale impact for the users and permanent uptime user experience. This award does not seek to define cloud but to recognise achievements and thought leadership in the development and operation of excellent cloud services.
The Judges are seeking the best of the best cloud technology, products, applications, prototypes, and projects that deliver “breakthrough” customer benefits. The Award highlights the most innovative game changing products and applications available today, prototypes coming soon, and projects in the making.
ICT technological advances for digital enterprises to be created. This requires a new breed of cloud services that are able to cloud scale, regardless if we talk about private, hybrid or public clouds. This award recognises individuals or teams who have gone that bit further for their company and/or their customers to cloud scale. The scope is very broad: eligible entrants could have delivered a difficult cloud project to time and budget or added value to a cloud service or SaaS enablement over and above that envisaged in the contract.
Alternatively they might have demonstrated initiative in the face of adversity, helped to prevent or mitigate the impacts of a disaster of some kind or had the persistence and commitment to stick with something through thick and thin until they saw it through. Their achievement could have been played out on a global cloud offering or a small stage in the cloud too.
In summary, we are looking for someone who has risen to a challenge of some kind and demonstrated dedication, initiative and leadership beyond the call of duty.
Cloud services are being developed at an increasing rate globally, delivering cloud-scale impact. This award is designed to recognise a Cloud Service Provider, offering private, hybrid or public cloud services since the past 18 months. The award will be given to Cloud Service Provider that demonstrates innovation, awareness of its community impact, integrated thinking and can show how the cloud services developed meet current and future needs at cloud scale.
This award recognizes the importance of location in the evaluation of data center investment. This award is open to all agencies or regional/local authorities or other relevant bodies within the Asia region, managing inward investment focused on data centers and cloud. Candidates should be able to demonstrate innovation during the past year, facilitating ease of process, connectivity and power, and promotion of good practice. In short, candidates should be able to show that they have taken innovative steps to provide an environment in which data centre operators and cloud services providers can flourish.
Although much has been achieved, energy efficiency and sustainable energy usage are still one of the most important goals for a data centre both from a business and an environmental perspective.
The judges are looking to identify a business that has significantly demonstrated the use of a disruptive energy innovation.
This innovation could be a new technology, a new way of applying existing technology, or an original or inventive approach to solving energy problems within the data centre environment. The scope is therefore quite broad and includes both technology and process.
The award will recognise a facility, a team or an individual with a demonstrable track record of implementing an innovative approach during the last 12 months.
Ideally the initiative should be capable of providing an exemplar of innovation in energy management to the global datacentre industry.
This award recognizes the critical impact that ultra-high scale, ultra-high availability connectivity has in today’s cloud market in a data center environment. With data demands mushrooming almost exponentially, the ability to scale with user demand is vital. This capability must be matched by very high levels of service reliability and availability – all at an economic cost that delivers excellence to the user. Judges will consider real-world, cutting edge, high-scale, high availability connectivity for data centers that has delivered an outstanding and innovative impact during the past 12 to18 months to target users locally, regionally or internationally with a footprint in Asia.
Eligible solutions can be delivered by providers including cable, dark fibre, data centre, system integrators, IXPs and licensed public operators.
The purpose of this award is to recognise an organisation that has, through the deployment of IoT, brought benefit either to their own organisation or to their customers. The IoT may not be restricted to the data centre and may be deployed elsewhere in the organisation.