Winners Announced!

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.


Categories for 2018

We have developed some exciting new award categories for 2018. Click on the arrows to find out more & enter.

Category 1

Living at the  Edge Award
Sponsored by:

Category 2

The Infrastructure

Scale-Out Award

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Category 3

The Smart Data Center Award

Sponsored by:

Category 5

Energy Efficiency Improvers


Sponsored by:

Category 6

Mission Critical Innovation Award

Sponsored by:

Category 8

Cloud Migration of the Year

Sponsored by:

Category 11

Data Center Manager of the Year NEW!

Sponsored by:

Category 12

Design Team of the Year

Sponsored by:

Category 13

Industry Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by:

Category 15

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

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Category 15

Corporate Social Responsibility Award NEW!

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Category 16

Business Leader of the Year

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2018 Public Vote - Voting Now Closed!

The Most Extreme Data Center on the Planet NEW!


From frontline duty on the battlefield to the far reaches of space,  these facilities live life to the full, thriving in heat or cold, or delivering services from a location that no one would have thought possible - deep underground, or on the edge of space.

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Key Dates

Open for Entries


 1 May 2018




21 Sept 2018

Finalists Announced


5 Nov 2018



6 Dec 2018

Thank you to our Patron Sponsor

Tables at the DCD Global Awards are selling out! 

The award ceremony provides a fantastic opportunity to reward your team success with an evening of entertainment, industry networking and celebration. Tables were in high demand last year and sold out fast, so make a booking* now! Tables £3,250.

For more information email us at or call us at +44 (0) 203 3263866

Doors & Main Bar open

Headline Sponsor Finalist Champagne Reception

Charity Auction

Awards Ceremony


Evening Proceedings

6:30 pm
8:45 pm
9:15 pm
2:00 am
7:30 pm

Opening Speeches
& Dinner Service

9:00 pm

Evening Host

10:15 pm

Music - DJs

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


Charity Partner


Contact us

If you would like to be part of this year's Awards
or for more information please

Call us at 
+44 (0) 203 326 3875

Global Awards Manager


Commercial Lead for Sales and Sponsorship
Alastair Gillies


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