Exhibit Hall Buzzes at Data Center World

ORLANDO - AFCOM's Data Center World, a conference for data center and facilities managers, continued this week with the opening of the exhibit hall. The event drew technology and building professionals, who explored the exhibits and talked with vendors to find the appropriate solutions for the needs of their data center. This photo feature takes you on the exhibit floor to see what's happening at Data Center World.

The front of the exhibit hall had multiple large displays such as this one from Methode. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The front of the exhibit hall had multiple large displays such as this one from Methode, which leverages its experience with touchscreen technology used in cars and appliances to incorporate a touchscreen management tool on the front of its racks. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

Kyoto Cooling, now owned by Cloudsite Development, was on the exhibit floor with its heat wheel – also known as a rotary heat exchanger. It is a refinement of existing approaches that take advantage of outside air to improve cooling efficiency and reduce data center power bills. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

Kyoto Cooling, now owned by Cloudsite Development, was on the exhibit floor with its heat wheel – also known as a rotary heat exchanger. It is a refinement of existing approaches that take advantage of outside air to improve cooling efficiency and reduce data center power bills. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The team of Ex-IT, formerly SMS Assembly, was on hand to help data center owners recover cash from decommissioned IT assets. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The team of Ex-IT, formerly SMS Assembly, was available to assist data center owners recover cash from decommissioned IT assets. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

A crowd at the Schneider Electric booth listens to a demonstration from the Schneider team member. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

A crowd at the Schneider Electric booth listens to a demonstration from the Schneider team member. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

Demonstrations of products and tools were very popular on the show floor at Data Center World this week.

A participant asks a question during an Emerson Network Power demonstration of its Trellis Platform, a DCIM tool. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

A participant asks a question during an Emerson Network Power demonstration of its Trellis Platform, a DCIM tool. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The Martin County, Florida economic development team were in attendance and the exhibit hall had several teams of economic development officials seeking to attract data center development to their specific location. Also represented were Minnesota, Wyoming and Iowa. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The Martin County, Florida economic development team was in attendance and the exhibit hall had several teams of economic development groups seeking to attract data center development to their specific location. Also represented were Minnesota, Wyoming and Iowa. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

IO's David Shaw, who won AFCOM's Data Center Manager of the Year award in the spring, stops to chat with Data Center Knowledge editor-in-chief, Rich Miller, and Troy Augustine, CEO of iNET Interactive, which is the parent company of AFCOM and DCK. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

View of the exhibit floor at Data Center World. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

View of the exhibit floor at Data Center World. The next conference is scheduled for late April 2014. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)