To us, winning this award is very important as it is recognition by our industry peers that what we do is indeed important.



The Smart Data
Center Award

There’s an inexorable move toward software-defined optimization and automation at every layer of the data center stack to improve performance, availability, reliability and resiliency. “Software is eating the World,” and everything is becoming so much smarter.


This Award will be presented to the project best exemplifying software-defined automation in any aspect of the true SDDC, whether a point solution or an entire system implementation; from DCIM to Machine Learning/AI and everything in-between.


Who should enter & Eligibility


- To qualify all or part of the project must be operational by 31st August 2018

 - Vendors, consulting engineers and contractors can nominate projects on behalf of their clients and assist in the preparation of the entry, however the primary recipient of the award will be the project end-user/operator (in collaboration with…)

Category Sponsor

RED-ICT Design is a division of Red Engineering Design (RED) specialising in all aspects of ICT technical design.  Their services for critical system environments include; ICT physical infrastructure design and specification, building and campus fibre optic and structured cabling systems, Wi-Fi networks, ICT/M&E design coordination, DC hall cabinet and containment specification, industrial building network control systems designs (including BMS/PMS/Security) and Building Information Modelling (BIM).  They provide full range of ICT support services during construction.

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The 2018 Finalists


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Judges for this category - 2018

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Jim Fletcher

Strategy Partner

Momenta Partners

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Rhonda Ascierto

Vice President of Research

Uptime Institute

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Sue Daley

Head of Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI


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Previous winners of this category

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Charity Partner


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Alastair Gillies


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