Data Centre Specialist Group receives top award

28 April 2009

Silhouette of a person with raised arms BCS Data Centre Specialist Group collected the award for 'Outstanding contribution to the data centre sector' at the DCE 2009 Awards event held in London recently.

The award was presented in recognition for the group's work on the analysis of data centre metrics, its contribution to the EU Code of Conduct for data centres and efforts to inform the data centre sector on important issues such as CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment).

Zahl Limbuwala, chair of the group said of the award: 'I'm delighted that the work of the DCSG has been recognised through this prestigious award.'

The BCS DCSG is in its third year and has over 875 members from over 25 different countries. The group has established close relationships with other industry bodies and participates actively in many data centre events and conferences. The group prides itself on its ability to hold an independent view offering an honest appraisal on traditionally contentious issues and encouraging an open and wide discourse of the central issues.

Ashley Davis of DCE Awards said of the DCSG: 'This past year there has been much development in the data centre industry; and one area that affects all of us is the European Code of Conduct. Throughout 2008/9 significant effort was spent ensuring we're all represented, and, given the opportunity to represent! The joint efforts of Zahl Limbuwala and Liam Newcombe and the BCS are considered by the judges' panel worthy this year's award.'