TROY, Mich. — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mission Critical magazine extended its Top Tier Product Awards deadline to April 30.

The Top Tier Product Awards recognizes manufacturing excellence in mission critical equipment that embraces safety, energy efficiency, and innovative solutions to ensure reliable uptime for the data centers of today and tomorrow.

Products will be judged by a panel of third-party industry experts who have pledged to volunteer their time to research the new technologies and share their findings with our readers.

Winners will be awarded across 10 categories:

• Servers
• Racks
• Cabinets
• HVAC systems
• Cables/cable management systems
• Batteries
• UPS/flywheels
• Software
• Power systems/products
• Security systems

If you are an expert in one of these categories and would like to serve on our panel of judges, please contact me at We are looking for more judges to join our advisory board in taking a deep-dive look at the products of today and the footprint they leave behind on their (quickest) way to the data centers of the future.

Manufacturers interested in putting the spotlight on their products should apply now. To find out if you’re eligible, visit