Highlights from Gartner 2010

The exhibit hall of the Gartner Data Center Conference 2010 was in the Forum Ballroom at Caesars Palace. The ballroom area was extremely large (like seemingly everything in Vegas) and provided plenty enough space for live demonstrations of modular data center units.

IBM container

IBM showcased its Portable Modular Data Center unit to the eager participants, who often waited in line to get a peek inside. IBM staff in white lab coats were describing the capabilities of IBM container units.

SGI-container

SGI also brought its new air-cooled ICE Cube modular unit for in-person tours and demonstrations. The end of the unit, shown, features louvers to facilitate fresh-air cooling.

APC By Schneider Electric

APC By Schneider Electric drew a number of attendees to its booth who were interested in power and cooling technologies.

Optical Cabling booth

Participants used the opportunity to discuss products, such as optical cabling, directly with vendors.

Power Assure

Jack Norris, Vice President of Marketing for Power Assure, speaks with a customer. Power Assure announced support for a new measure - Power to Performance Effectiveness - developed by Gartner, during the conference.

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Photos by Colleen Miller