Green Grid endorses European Data Centre Sustainability Award

The Green Grid has given its endorsement to the Green Award for Sustainability in Data Centres

The Green Grid has given its endorsement to the Green Award for Sustainability in Data Centres, to be presented at the annual Data Centres in Europe Awards which takes place on June 2nd in London.


Now in its fourth year, the Awards ceremony and dinner provides another exceptional platform for the data centre industry which is expanding exponentially across locations in Europe, eastern and central Europe. In 2011, the European awards will again provide new benchmarks of aspiration for the companies nominated, and world class recognition for winners.

Winners achieve significant marketing differentiation and credibility because of the independence of the panel of Judges, robust scrutiny of awards nominations, and their relevance to today's changing conditions in a continually evolving market.

Mark Munroe, the Green Grid's Executive Director will present the Award on 2nd June.

In 2011, the European awards ceremony will be held this year in London, and will offer an international event to celebrate the technical and commercial success of the data centre industry in Europe in the following award categories:

New Data Centre Award 2011
Enterprise Data Centre Award 2011
Colocation Award 2011
Wholesale Data Centre Award 2011
Facilities Management for Data Centres Award 2011
Cloud Services Award 2011
Managed Services Award 2011
The Green Grid Award for Sustainability
European Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres
Data Centre Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011
The Data Centre Award for Change and Innovation 2011

"Efficiency in data centres is now a critical requirement for all businesses. However, the Green Grid also considers resource efficiency and increasing the sustainability of natural resources in developing enterprise infrastructure as a wider objective. In endorsing the Green Award for Sustainability at this year's Data Centres in Europe Awards, we hope to encourage companies to aspire to achieve these exemplary goals."

Entries are open from data centres, business units, companies and individuals across the UK, Ireland, Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and the closing date for nominations is April 7th.

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