Recap: Highlights From Data Center World


The AFCOM Data Center World Spring conference has concluded. Here’s a recap of the news highlights of the event in Las Vegas:

Using Consumer Technology to Manage the Data Center – The Bring Your Own Device movement of adopting consumer technology can be of great benefit for an IT organization, according to health care provider UPMC, which outlined its efforts at Data Center World.

Surviving Sandy: Two Views of the Superstorm – A keynote panel at this week’s Data Center World conference showcased two stories of Superstorm Sandy’s impact: one from the Jersey Shore at the heart of the damage, another from Philadelphia. Both experiences contained lessons for data center managers.

Microsoft: Centralization is Driving Energy Efficiency – We are now in an era of centralization, Microsoft Director of Energy Strategy Brian Janous said yesterday in his keynote address at Data Center World Spring 2013 at the Mandalay Bay, drawing many parellels between the data center and energy industries at the turn of the last century.

David Shaw of IO is AFCOM’s Data Center Manager of the Year – David Shaw of IO has been named the Data Center Manager of the Year Award by AFCOM, the leading association for data center managers. Shaw, the Senior Vice President of IO, was honored Wednesday night in an awards ceremony at Data Center World.

Scenes from Data Center World 2013 – The event featured more than 60 educational sessions, panels, and interactive presentations addressing IT to facilities topics. For highlights of this eek’s conference, check out our photo galleries.

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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.