The Data Center Awards
Are Going Global

The DCD Awards are delighted to have ‘racked’ up a decade of doing what we love – sharing the stories of innovation and cutting edge design which are the hallmarks of our vitally important industry. We are proud to continue showcasing the stories which epitomise the pioneering spirit & innovative thought behind the projects, people and teams making this industry great.



We have developed some exciting new award categories for 2017. Click on the arrows to find out more.

Category 1

Living at the Edge Award

With: Project Volutus

Category 2

The Infrastructure

Scale-Out Award 

With: Project ATLAS

Category 3

The Smart Data Center Award

With: DCIM and Analytics Project

Category 4

The Data Center Eco-Sustainability Award

With: Hydro66 Data
Center Sweden

Category 5

Energy Efficiency Improvers Award

With: Isando Data Centre 7 in collaboration with STULZ

Category 6

Mission Critical Innovation Award

With: The Stark and
Simple Datacenter

Category 7

The Open Data Center Project Award

With: FishOS

Category 8

Cloud Journey

of the Year

With: Hybrid Ready Project

Category 9

Data Center Operations Team of the Year –Enterprise

With: Indra DCSO, Keystone
Services Delivery Project

Category 10

Data Center Operations Team of the Year - Colo+Cloud

With: DigiPlex Norway -
Ulven Upgrade Team

Category 11

Design Team of
the Year

With: RagingWire Dallas TX1
Data Center

Category 12

Best Data Center Initiative of the Year

With: RISE SICE North
Research Data Center

Category 13

Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year

Shea McKeon

Category 14

Business Leader of the Year Award

Octave Klaba
Founder and CEO of OVH

Category 15

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

Dean Nelson
Head of Uber Compute

The DCD Awards 2018 winners will be announced at the ceremony on Thursday 6th December!

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World’s Most Beautiful Data Center

Mare Nostrum Barcelona Super Computing Center

MareNostrum is the name of the main supercomputer in the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). It is the most powerful supercomputer in Spain and is housed in the most stunning location - The 19th Century Chapel Torre Girona in Barcelona, which has been operational since 2005, demonstrating that beauty doesn’t age.


Key Dates

Open for


1 MAY 2018



14 September 2018

Finalists Announced

5 November 2018



6 December 2018

About the Awards

The DCD Awards are often referred to as the 'Oscars' of the data center industry.

History of the Awards

Last year we celebrated the 11th anniversary of this programme

Previous Winners

We have had over 250 award winners over the last decade

Award Gallery

And several thousand guests have attended our awards ceremonies

Awards Ceremony

Thursday 6 December 2018

Royal Lancaster London 

Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY


If you would like to attend this year's awards please contact:

Global Awards Manager
Zach Lipman


Commercial Lead for Sales and Sponsorship
Alastair Gillies



Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors! Especially to our Headline Sponsor


Charity Partner

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If you would like to be part of this year's Awards please contact:


APAC Awards Regional Lead - Nick Parfitt +61 435 124063

Best in India Awards lead - Ramya Nair +91 22 49220314


Commercial Lead for Sales and Sponsorship
Tom Winter - Managing Director APAC