Judging for the DCD Open Data Center Project Award

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Judging for the DCD Open Data Center Project Award

DCD Awards 2017

The DCD Awards recognise excellence in the data centre industry.  Each year experts in the data centre field come together to celebrate the evolution of technology across the sector.

DCD are a different kind of awards which recognise great people and excellent projects in the data centre industry and help organisations share their experiences.  The awards were founded in 2006 and have grown exponentially to be THE awards to have a presence at on an annual basis.

World leading brand such as Facebook, Visa, Microsoft, Toyota and Uber, to name a few, are all in attendance.

InflectionTech director, Mark Dansie was delighted to be selected as one of this year’s judges for the The Open Data Center Project category, along with peers in the industry.

The “Open” revolution, originally inspired at the software layer by the work of the Linux Foundation, OpenStack et al. and more recently at the hardware level by Open Compute, is empowering the industry to develop more intelligent and free-flowing infrastructure across the whole IT stack.

This award was presented to a data center project that has used an “open” approach/methodology in whole or in part, and that demonstrates its success over and above that of a traditional deployment.

The open data centre award was sponsored by Rittal and Sardina Systems were selected as the overall winners for their FishOS project.

FishOS is an energy-optimizing and utilization-improving automation system for OpenStack clouds. It addresses the full lifecycle automation requirements of OpenStack, encompassing deployment, operation and upgrade phases. It contains OpenStack software and has been validated to provide API compatibility for OpenStack core services

As always the event was fantastic and a great time was had by all.  The categories are now open for 2018 if anyone is interested in applying: https://www.dcdawards.global

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