ANZ AWARDS FEATURE
Friday, August 24
Celebrate achievements in the local industry featuring the stories of some of the successful Australian & New Zealand entrants into DCD's APAC Awards 2018, together with presentations by DCPRO to industry practitioners who have successfully completed the Data Center Specialist Credential in 2017 and 2018. All to be held while enjoying our traditional end-of-event networking drinks.
2018 has been a great year for Australian companies with entries from 5 companies taking 7 places in the Finalists Round of the DCD>Awards | Asia Pacific 2018. Join us on Day 2 of DCD>Australia Thursday at 2pm to celebrate these achievements in the local industry as we will feature cameo profiles of the companies and entries that have achieved regional recognition and interviews with some of the key people behind the entries.
With the winners to be announced in Singapore at DCD>South East Asia on September 11, share in the stories of some of the successful Australian & New Zealand entrants into DCD's APAC Awards 2018!
The Australia DCD>Awards Finalists
- AirTrunk - Data Center Operations Team of the Year (Category 5)
Operations as a Service, that is the AirTrunk mantra and how we came to form one of the most sought after operating teams in the region. This is a team that worked hard to establish site operating processes and procedures in a short timeframe. A team that achieved compliance targets in under 6 months of operating. A team that understands the customer’s needs and short turnaround times. And most of all a team that continues to succeed in a complex operating environment that includes ongoing construction due to AirTrunk’s rapid expansion.
- Digital Realty - Smart Data Center Award (Category 2)
Having experienced tremendous growth, both organically and through acquisition, Digital Realty identified the need to have a consistent work order management system in place to support its data centre operations and improve customer experience, on a global scale. The goal of the project was to provide customers with a single-view of their systems, providing ease of access to SLAs through a self-service model. This award entry details the project, the challenges it solves, the innovations involved, and the feedback from the market which demonstrate Digital Realty’s leadership in the data centre space in Australia and beyond.
- Kenmore Group in collaboration with Zellabox - Living at the Edge (Category 1)
Kenmore Group is one of the largest and diverse groups in PNG with companies in th agriculture, automotive, finance, industrial, property and transport industries with over twenty-seven different operations dispersed across PNG. Kenmore Group has a dispersed operation with local and remote sites only partially managed by IT staff introducing risks, costs and higher levels of IT support requirements. Latency and band-with challenges, security, management and control, software upgrades and security patches are a problem in highly distributed environments. This project included housing infrastructure such as servers, switches and communications within farm buildings, manufacturing plant floor, offices and city buildings.
- NEXTDC - Data Center Operations Team of the Year (Category 5)
NEXTDC, one of the leading providers of data centres in Australia, created and formed it's Central Operations Team from within the Facility Operations Team. The job of the Central Operations Team was to prioritise and drive new business improvements that stemmed from the growing demand in data centres services that were not only high performance, but also cost effective. By identifying the aspects of the internal operations that required restructuring, the team were able to renew processes and achieve Uptime Institute Operational Sustainability (Gold) for a number its facilities around Australia.
- Pulse Data Centre (FKG Group) - Living at the Edge (Category 1) & Design Team of the Year (Category 6)
Pulse DC 2.5MW Data Centre is Australia’s first Tier 3 Certified facility in a regional location. It is the market leader in this space demonstrating the maturity of the Australian market following the worldwide trend to construct data centres in regional locations in order to reduce overall cost and whilst providing optimal resiliency and greater threat mitigation.