Scenes from DataCenterDynamics DC

More than 400 attendees gathered at the Renaissance hotel for Tuesday’s DatacenterDynamics Washington DC 2010 conference, which featured a day of panels and presentations on public sector data centers and what the future holds for government data facilities. Here’s a look at scenes from the conference: 

It was hard to miss the booth for vendor Mee Industries, which was shrouded in clouds from a demonstration of its MeeFog, a high-pressure fog used to provide humidifcation for data centers and other industrial environemnts.

David Boston, of David Boston Consulting, speaks about how data center managers can use lessons and best practices from the military, nuclear and airline industries to reduce downtime in risks in critical facilities – particularly the risks from human error.  

Stephen Worn of DataCenterDynamics, above left, moderated a roundtable about public sector “game changers.” Panelists included, from left to right, Glen Carter of the District of Columbia, Kimberly Nelson of Microsoft, and HP’s Thomas Houston. Discussion centered on the impact of the cloud, unified computing and applications.

An afternoon panel by DC chapter of the 7×24 Exchange featured presentations from (left to right) Darren Smith of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Derrick Millard of GEICO, who discussed a range of topics on the theme “The Shape of Data Centers to Come.”

Photos by Rich Miller