Uptime Institute, an independent division of The 451 Group, has announced 18 winning projects in the first annual Brill Awards for Efficient IT. In the judgment of more than 90 industry professionals who evaluated project submissions from leading enterprises around the world, these projects best exhibited efficiency in data center and IT operations in the broadest sense of the word — efficiency of capital deployment, technology, design, operations, and overall management. The Brill Awards seeks to showcase companies and technologies that improve the industry's ability to sustainably deliver IT services to the end user.

Kevin Heslin, Brill Awards program director, said, "Our work at the Uptime Institute brings us around theworld. We have found that borders do not limit innovation or the desire to lower costs and to increase reliability. The Brill Award sattracted worthy entrants from 19countries, and we believe that honoring the best of these projects will provide incentive for continuous improvement in IT, wherever data centers are found."

“It is incredibly encouraging that the industry is starting to break the barriers between IT and M&E. Blending both worlds, as shown by many of these entries, drives efficiency, lowers cost, greatly reduces risk, and integrates processes that I feel should have long ago been intertwined. Great job by all of those who submitted,” said Steve Manos, a Brill Awards judge and general manager-North America at Norland Managed Services.

Uptime Institute will host a Brill Awards VIP dinner at Symposium 2014(May 20-22 in Santa Clara, CA), where the winning projects will be presented. Many of the entrants will be available to discuss their winning projects:

  • CenturyLink
  • Chemical Abstracts Service
  • Compass Datacenters
  • Digital Realty
  • Depository Trust Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
  • eBay
  • Entel
  • Fidelity
  • Itau Unibanco
  • Kaiser Permanente IT
  • LG CNS
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New South Wales, Australia, Department of Finance and Services
  • Petroleum Geo-Services
  • Portugal Telecom
  • Sonda
  • Taiwan Mobile
  • Telefonica

For more information about these projects, visit: http://www.uptimeinstitute.com/brillawards.