DCD has named the finalists of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Awards, with the winners to be announced next month at a gala dinner held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

DCD said three individual Awards – for Data Centre Manager of the Year, Business Leader of the Year and for Outstanding Achievement – will also be announced in Singapore.

“We have expanded the number of Awards categories in the Asia Pacific this year and this has created the momentum for a greater number of entries from more markets across the region. We have finalists from China, India, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Korea and Thailand indicating the extent to which the region as a whole is growing and maturing in the face of the challenges posed by business and social transformation,” said Tom Winter, Managing Director of DCD Asia Pacific.

Edge Data Center Project of the Year

The Edge Data Center Project of the Year is awarded to the project that best demonstrates a unique and strategic approach to housing IT at the ‘edge’. Finalists are:

  • GPX India Pvt Ltd: GPX Mumbai Data Center
  • Pulse Data Center: Pulse Data Center
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd: An Edge Analytics-based Access Control System
  • SASTRA University, Tanjavur: Leveraging KubeEdge and k3s.io formalizing Edge clouds
  • HDFC Bank: Agile Data Centre for smart branches

The Enterprise Data Center Design Award

The Enterprise Data Center Design awards goes to the entry that best addresses the challenges of meeting single company’s specific needs and adapting to those needs as they change. Finalists include:

  • DoIT, Government of Rajasthan in conjunction with Sterling and Wilson Private Ltd: State Data Center, Jaipur
  • Chindata (Beijing) Co Ltd in conjunction with Schneider Electric: Shanxi Taihung Mountain Energy IT Industry Base
  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.: Huawei Dongguan Enterprise Cloud Data Center
  • China Life Insurance Company: China Life Science and Technology Park Data Center
  • LHSM in conjunction with Caterpillar (China) Investment Co. Ltd.: Shanghai Stock Exchange Jinqiao Data Center

Multi Tenant Data Center Design Award

The Multi Tenant Data Center Design award is given to the project which has pushed the boundaries in terms of design and construction in delivering a building that overcomes any unique challenges. Finalists are:

  • AirTrunk: AirTrunk SYD1
  • TIME dotcom: Menara AIMS Data Center
  • Global Switch in conjunction with Aurecon: Global Switch, Woodlands
  • NTT.Com-Netmagic: Multi-Tenant and high-density Data Centers