Feature: Scenes From Uptime Symposium


Prefabricated modular data centers like this IO.Anywhere unit were on display at the Uptime Symposium 2012, held this week in Silicon Valley. (Photo: Colleen Miller).

About 1,700 data center professionals and vendors gathered this week for the seventh annual Uptime Institute Symposium at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference featured analysts from The Uptime Institute and its parent, The 451 Group, as well as thought leaders from companies including eBay, Yahoo, Digital Realty, IO, Schneider Electric, RagingWire, Cisco and many others. In addition to the annual emphasis on reliability and operations the symposium also featured a focus on modular data centers. For highlights, see our special photo feature, Scenes From the Uptime Symposium 2012.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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