Scenes from Data Center World Fall 2012

After kicking off Sunday with virtual data center tours and workshops, the fall edition of AFCOM Data Center World continued Monday at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Conference Center in Nashville. Data center managers from around the country gathered to hear speakers, participate in discussions with peers and visit the vendors in the Expo Hall. Data Center Knowledge was on hand to bring you a look into the action. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.

Tom Roberts

New AFCOM President Tom Roberts, who recently oversaw data centers for Trinity Health Systems, greets participants in the opening session of AFCOM’s Data Center World. Photo by Colleen Miller.

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The Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville served as a bucolic backdrop for the fall 2012 Data Center World conference. Attendees gather before the opening of the Expo Hall on Monday morning. Photo by Colleen Miller.

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Winn Schwartau, author and security expert, delivers opening keynote at fall Data Center World conference. He noted the majority of security issues are generated from insiders and when asked what would be his top priority to make a data center more secure, he replied that reviewing staff would be his first step. (Photo by Colleen Miller)

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About 600 data center professionals from many sectors attended this fall’s Data Center World conference. These attendees are listening to the keynote speaker elaborate on cybersecurity issues. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

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