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Inaugural DatacenterDynamics North American Awards 2013 Finalists Announced

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 2, 2013) - 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 Professor.

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: http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/awards/nam.

The ceremony will take place on the same day as DatacenterDynamics San Francisco 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 www.datacenterdynamics.com/conference for more information, including the conference agenda.

Media are invited to attend the prestigious champagne and canapé reception and awards ceremony and should contact karissa@jaymiescotto.com for ticket enquiries. For more information on the awards, please visit http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/awards/nam.

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 Seminars.

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.

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