Scott Noteboom of LitBit provided the keynote address at Data Center World. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

Recap: Hot Stories from Data Center World

The Data Center World Global 2014 Conference is history. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from the Las Vegas event, as highlighted in our coverage at Data Center Knowledge:

Scott Noteboom: Technology Trapped in Real Estate Prison – Data center technology innovation needs to be freed from the prison that has been created by the real-estate-driven thinking that prevails in the industry. That is according to Scott Noteboom. The industry veteran, who in the past ran data centers for Apple and Yahoo, delivered a keynote address at the Data Center World conference.

IO’s Jason Pfaff Named Data Center Manager of the Year – Jason Pfaff, vice president, North America DCaaS at IO, received the “Data Center Manager of the Year” award at the Data Center World Global Conference  Tuesday.

Experts: Electromagnetic Interference Threat to Uptime is Real – Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and intentional electromagnetic interference is a serious threat that has not been in the forefront of the conversation within the data center industry but the industry is becoming increasingly aware, according to experts.

When Authorities Knock on Data Center’s Door, Know the Law – David Snead, attorney and co-founder of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition, delivered a presentation on legal matters that concern data center operators and service providers when it gets to providing the US government access to data.

Highlights from Data Center World – Attendees gathered at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to network and attend sessions with a variety of facilities and data center management topics.

Data Center World Expo Hall Highlights – The Data Center World expo hall contained a wide variety of vendors and exhibits to assist attendees with their unique problems and day-to-day challenges.

Get Daily Email News from DCK!
Subscribe now and get our special report, "The World's Most Unique Data Centers."

Enter your email to receive messages about offerings by Penton, its brands, affiliates and/or third-party partners, consistent with Penton's Privacy Policy.

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.