More than 1,500 data center professionals from the New York region gathered Tuesday for the DatacenterDynamics Converged conference at the Marriott Marquis. This was the 10th year for the New York edition of the conference series, which this year is holding events in 10 cities across North America. featured topics included the lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy, cooling guidelines from ASHRAE, the latest industry research findings, and risk management planning for data centers. Here's our photo feature providing a recap of the conference highlights.
Three veteran cooling experts - From left, Dr. Bob Sullivan of The Uptime Institute, IBM's Roger Schmidt and Don Beaty of DLB Associates - discuss the ASHRAE guidelines for allowable temperature ranges for data center operations. (Photo: Rich Miller)
Conference delegates get a closer look at a cooling door from Motivair in the expo hall, which featured booths from nearly 50 vendors. (Photo: Rich Miller)
The keynote speaker at DatacenterDynamics Converged was Col. Jack Jacobs, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service in Vietnam, who now works as a military analyst for MSNBC. (Photo: Rich Miller)
IBM had a substantial presence on the expo floor at DatacenterDynamics Converged, complete with a rug featuring perforated tiles. (Photo: Rich Miller)
It was standing room only for a session in which Nicola Hayes , Managing Director of DCD Intelligence, presented research findings about the data center industry. (Photo: Rich Miller)
The panel on investing and data center finance featured insights from industry executives (from left) Simon Lee of Sapience Capital, Sabey Data Centers President John Sabey, and Steve Lee of BankStreet Group. (Photo: Rich Miller)
Future Facilities, which makes software to model thermal conditions in a "virtual data center," was among the many vendors with booths at the expo hall at the Marriott Marquis. (Photo: Rich Miller)