The AFCOM Data Center World conference, held this week at the Mirage in Las Vegas, brought together many data center professionals from different parts of the nation and world across sections - corporate, academic and government. There were opportunities for education, networking and exploring the latest solutions with industry vendors.
Dick Boyd, Director of Operations, ITS Communications Systems and Data Centers, at the University of Michigan, spoke on increasing space without adding bricks and mortar. His case study focused on how the university is expanding its data center capacity through the use of modular units, specifically the HP EcoPods. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
Data Center Management Specialist, Jon Lorton of Emerson Network Power, spoke on the value of using ITIL ( Information Technology Infrastructure Library ) techniques to manage data center processes and procedures. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
Richard Sawyer, of HP, spoke about turbulence in the cloud, with a presentation titled, "Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Downtime." (Photo: Rich Miller)
The expo hall provides the opportunity for participants to see and discuss solutions. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
Data Center World participants at the Tuesday keynote address by Vivek Kundra, the first CIO for the federal government. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
Electrorack was on hand to discuss its products which address the issues of heat, power, scalability, and sustainability through fully-integrated enclosure and containment engineering. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
While diesel is used in generators, coffee is the fuel of industry conferences. See you at the fall Data Center World in Nashville! (Photo: Colleen Miller)