Inaugural DatacenterDynamics North American Awards 2013 Finalists Announced

Inaugural DatacenterDynamics North American Awards 2013 Finalists Announced 
First-Ever North American Awards Ceremony to Be Held as Part of the
West Coast's Largest Event for the Data Center Industry,
DatacenterDynamics Converged San Francisco 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 --  The
DatacenterDynamics Awards have been the cornerstone of recognition
for the data center industry since their 2007 inception in Europe.
This year, for the first time in its history, the DatacenterDynamics
Awards are coming to the North American market. On Friday, July 12 in
San Francisco, taking place directly after the 10th Annual
DatacenterDynamics Converged San Francisco event, the awards will
recognize the innovation and hard work that make the North American
data center industry the world's largest and most progressive.  
Entries to the Awards closed on May 20th and after much thought and
deliberation, the panel of expert judges has announced the finalists.
There were many exceptional entries from all areas including the
financial services industry, cloud & internet, data companies,
leading research organizations, IT services & equipment providers,
plus the biggest names in development. 
As the European industry counterparts can attest to, it is no small
feat to be shortlisted for the awards that have become affectionately
known as the 'Oscars' of the data center industry. "I commend the
level of entries that reflect the larger and more mature industry
with a real enthusiasm for winning," comments Ian Bitterlin, Chief
Judge and Chief Technology Officer of Emerson Power Systems EMEA, and
2013 DatacenterDynamics North American Award finalists include: 
Facebook, eBay Inc., Citigroup, TD Bank Group, Sabey Data Center
Properties, Fidelity Investments, Sabey Data Centers, University of
Iowa - Information Technology Services, The Data Centers LLC (TDC),
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Compass
Datacenters, IBM, Cisco Systems, HP Enterprise Services, Hewlett
Packard, Eaton, Datapipe, Digital Realty, FORTRUST, The Net Optics,
Asetek Inc., and Venyu, 
For a full breakdown of the finalists please visit: 
The ceremony will take place on the same day as DatacenterDynamics
San Francisc
o Converged event on July 12th with over 350 senior
industry professionals in attendance at the Merchant Exchange - Julia
Morgan Ballroom. DCD Converged will be held at the Marriott Marquis
starting at 7:45 am PT. Please visit for more information, including
the conference agenda.  
Media are invited to attend the prestigious champagne and canape
reception and awards ceremony and should contact for ticket enquiries. For more information
on the awards, please visit 
About DatacenterDynamics 
DatacenterDynamics, part of the DCD Group, is a premier full service
B2B information provider, offering a comprehensive product and
service portfolio tailored specifically for the data center industry
through its divisions: Media, Events, Intelligence and Performance.  
The Media Division features the world's only global publication for
the data center market, DatacenterDynamics FOCUS Magazine, along with
multimedia offerings, webinars, and a renowned awards program
recognizing innovation in the industry. 
The Events Division incorporates DatacenterDynamics core event
offering, the Converged conference series presently running in 48
locations around the globe, along with FOCUSOn and Intelligence
The Intelligence Division offers an array of market research,
business intelligence, analysis and reporting services; and The
Performance division provides DCProfessional Development training
courses and certification.  
To learn more about DatacenterDynamics and its product and service
portfolio, please visit You may also
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Media Contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates
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