May 18th, 2012
By: Colleen Miller
The seventh annual Uptime Institute Symposium in Santa Clara drew about 1,700 data center professionals and vendors this week for keynotes, workshops and sessions which shared the latest developments in data center technology, lessons learned and energy efficiency techniques. The conference featured leading thought leaders, data center owners and managers and analysts from The Uptime Institute and its parent, The 451 Group. Here’s a look at more of the activity from Santa Clara.
Andrew Stokes, Chief Scientist at Deutsche Bank, presented findings related to the use of year-round outdoor air cooling for the first full year of operating the financial services firm's Eco Data Center in the New York City metro area. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
Christy Abramson, Tech Director, AOL, and Julie Edwards, Tech Director, AOL, presented a case study on their award-winning project on decommissioning old, under-utilized servers at AOL properties. Their project resulted in 9,848 servers being shut down for a total savings of $5.5 million. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
Nick Vanney of Red Engineering, Steve Webb, COO of Ark Continuity, and Barnaby Smith of BladeRoom, spoke about the building of the modular data center campus in the UK which houses Ark's continuity services. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
Christiaan Best, CEO and co-founder of Green Revolution Cooling, spoke about using liquid immersion cooling to remove heat from servers. His Austin-based company has deployed its liquid-cooled enclosures at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). He says the systems can cool high-density server installations for a fraction of the cost of air cooling in traditional data centers. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
For more detail on Green Revolution Cooling, see our previous coverage – Green Revolution’s Immersion Cooling in Action.
The Uptime Symposium 2012 offers industry professionals the opportunity for one-on-one consultations with analysts from 451 Research.
For more highlights, see Uptime Symposium: Inside the Expo Hall.