Green Data Center Conference Rolls into Bay Area
October 4th, 2012 By: Colleen Miller
The Green Data Center Conference and Exhibition (GDCON) – Bay Area will kick off next Tuesday and go through Thursday at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara. GDCON Bay Area offers data center managers and engineers the opportunity to learn about optimizing data centers through best practices in efficiency innovation, techniques and equipment. Participants will discover the cost-saving benefits of the green data center movement.
A full spectrum of data center design, building and management will be covered throughout the interactive conference experience. Speakers include: Bruce Myatt, Founder, Silicon Valley’s Critical Facilities Round Table; Brad Hilliard, Director, Data Center Development, FedEx Services; Jim Borendame, Executive Vice President, Compute Platform Services, Wells Fargo Bank; Ben Stewart, Senior Vice President, Facility Engineering, Terremark, a Verizon Company; KC Mares, President, MegaWatt Consulting Inc.; Jason Shepard, Principal, Cresa; Patrick Flynn, Lead Sustainability Strategist, IO; Peter Light, Senior Product Manager, Bloom Energy; Christiaan Best, CTO and Co-Founder, Green Revolution Cooling; Mike Bailey, Director, Ecova; Leah Schoeb, Senior Partner Evaluator Group, SNIA.
The event covers many green topics, including:
- Evolution of green equipment and design
- Renewable energy and free cooling options
- Modular innovation
- The big data revolution
- Green IT: Storage, Cloud and Virtualization
- Site Selection, rebates and TCO
- Financing, strategy and ROI
- DCIM: Metering, metrics and measurement for a green facility
Keynote speaker Randy Ortiz, Director of Data Center Design for Internap, will provide an in-depth view into the design and construction of Internap’s Green Globes and LEED certified Silicon Valley data center. He will focus on process of making the facility as energy efficient as possible, including areas such as site selection, development and design as well as ongoing maintenance.