The all new Datacloud Awards 2016 introduces new experts to the Judges Panel, expanding its reputation for new insight, market and technical knowledge.
Celebrating Innovation - For Data Centre and Cloud the Awards represent a fantastic opportunity for the Industry to reflect on the sheer range and diversity of current innovation that have provided customers with services and products over the past year. It is also a once a year opportunity for us to celebrate the tremendous achievements made, and identify the companies and people who deserve the highest recognition.
New Format - For 2016, the format of the evening celebration has been extensively changed to ensure that those joining the event will share in the excitement of the occasion with colleagues, customers and peers. The evening will now include a reception, dinner and the Awards ceremony itself.
New Categories - 15 categories are available for nomination covering innovation in data centre and cloud. In addition, the Judges have opened up new Awards categories including Data Centre Location, Energy, Excellence in Connectivity and the most innovative deployment of IoT.
Outstanding Benefits - Companies can also benefit by attending the Awards dinner and ceremony and with the recognition of being shortlisted, start making contact with a global network of potential customers and partner.
Nominate now and don’t miss out - The industry has truly come of age, and the Datacloud Awards as the premier pan-European-MEA event, will uniquely reflect its importance. Join the most important Awards evening of the Year at Datacloud 2016.
Nominations are entirely free of any charge.
Prizes for the shortlisted companies and winner:
- Four companies (or people) shortlisted for each Award will be invited to provide a short video that will be shown during the Awards ceremony, broadcast on the Internet, and supported by fantastic global PR, social media exposure, and press releases.
- The winner will receive a branded Award at the ceremony.
- The other shortlisted companies will each be given a special prize as a runner-up and exposure on social media.
European Code of Conduct Awards
The European Code of Conduct for Data Centres Awards will also be presented at the Ceremony, awarding data centre companies for their respective investment in innovative energy efficient technologies, which have resulted in major reductions in energy use.
The Code of Conduct for Data Centres was created in response to increasing energy consumption in this sector. It is a voluntary initiative managed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, with the aim to reduce energy consumption through ambitious energy efficiency measures. The aim is to inform and stimulate data centre operators and owners to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner by improving the understanding of energy demand within the data centre, raising awareness, and recommending energy efficient best practice and targets. 211 data centres joined the EU Code of Conduct since the start of the programme in 2008. In addition there are 234 “endorsers” in the programme. These are IT professionals who promote the use of the Data Centres Code of Conduct and assist the participants with the implementation.