Simon Allen, executive director of data center industry association Infrastructure Masons, talks to Richard Tang, founder and chairman of Zen Internet
Public Vote: The Most Extreme Data Center on the Planet
Winner: HPE's Spaceborne Computer
Once the thrill of orbiting our planet at some 400km wears off, astronauts on the International Space Station have HPE’s Spaceborne Computer to run their experiments on.
Category sponsor: Quality Uptime Services
Event News DCD Awards 2018 - Living at the Edge Award
ChinData's new hyperscale data center campus in Beijing lies at the heart of an edge network of 220 custom-built "Gypsophila" edge facilities across China, which are designed in collaboration with Huawei to support the vast growth in consumer demand for 5G and AI data.
Category sponsor: Panduit
Winner: ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
By developing its own pre-cooled coil, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres enabled partial free-cooling in its Singapore data center, proving the concept in a tropical climate and unlocking considerable energy savings.
Category sponsor: StarLine
Microsoft worked with their technology partner Eaton to turn tried-and-true UPS technology into a value-generating power grid asset. This is the second year running that Microsoft picks up this award!
Category sponsor: CBRE
Winner: American Express
The project involved hundreds of scrum teams, thousands of engineers across the globe and the re-engineering of hundreds of applications. As a result, 77 percent of their cloud-eligible apps have been migrated already.
Category sponsor: Interxion
Event News DCD Awards 2018 - Design Team of the Year
NEXTDC Engineering + partners Aurecon have been awarded the Design Team of the Year for designing and building Australia’s first data centers to receive Tier IV certification from Uptime Institute - a testament to their advanced reliability features, especially impressive under the hot Australian sun!
Category sponsor: Vertiv
Winner: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (US)
With a world-leading annualized average PUE of 1.036 and pioneering work in component-level liquid cooling, NREL's entry really impressed the judges.
Category sponsor: Winthrop
Young Mission Critical Engineer of the year award 2018
Winner: Laura Rogers - Morrison Hershfield
Category sponsor: Google
Winner: Sunday Opadijo, Rack Centre
Working in the harshest of environmental conditions, including high humidity and the temperamental power grid of Nigeria, Sunday and his team have maintained 100 percent uptime and dealt with situations that would send shivers down most data center managers’ spines.
Category sponsor: Ekkosense
Data center Operations Team of the Year - Enterprise
Brazil’s Sabesp is the world’s fourth largest water utility, serving 28 million people. The team successfully deployed a massive IoT monitoring system to absorb and process demand response across their network.
Category sponsor: Schneider Electric
Winner: Funke Opeke, founder and CEO of MainOne
Funke Opeke is no stranger to hard tasks. She has led their technology company to success in West Africa, having to build the component parts of a data center business from the ground up, including the cable that attaches it to the rest of the world.
Those of you that have followed her exploits in the press know that she is not afraid to speak up, assert herself, deliver results and actively take on challenges within her male-dominated field. Importantly, she encourages the women of her team to do the same.
Category sponsor: White & Case
Winner: Pitt Turner, executive director emeritus of Uptime Institute
Pitt Turner has helped shape the mission critical data center sector, perhaps more than anyone else. It all started with an idea… of course. One that sought to define an engineering challenge, which became a paper, which became adopted by the entire industry. He has helped clients justify several billion dollars of site infrastructure investments since 1992, and co-invented what has become the industry standard Tier-level site infrastructure rating system.
Category sponsor: Mercury
CyrusOne greenfield data center in Allen, Texas, uses multiple technologies to minimize its environmental impact and a unique modular approach that enabled rapid deployment.
Category sponsor: ABB
Anthony Robinson explains the development in transceivers, parallel optics and other network technologies to deal with exponential bandwidth growth within the data center at DCD>London 2018.
Event News Yuval Bachar discusses the growth of Open 19
Yuval Bachar (LinkedIn) looks at the multiple end user solutions Open 19 is working with outside of LinkedIn.