Highlights from Data Center World, Fall 2011

The educational conference and expo, AFCOM's Data Center World Fall 2011, dove into critical issues to the data center industry such as cloud computing, cyber security, facility cooling, energy management, disaster recovery and data storage challenges.

Of course, many industry vendors were on hand demo gear and products as well as to network and meet old and new customers.

Participants examine the interior of an example of HP's POD (Performance Optimized Data Centers) on the floor of the exhibit hall. (Photo: Colleen Miller).

HP entered the container market in 2008 with its POD (Performance Optimized Data Centers) offerings. Compared to traditional brick-and-mortar data centers, modular, or containerized units can scale capacity on demand, reduce capital expenditures and increase energy efficiency.

EATON, a diversified power management company and global technology provider in electrical systems for power quality, had a large presence in the expo hall. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

Snacks and drinks were offered in the exhibit hall on Monday evening. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

ABB, Inc., a provider of power and automation technologies, offered demonstration gear at its booth that fascinated some participants. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

Participants enter the AFCOM Data Center World expo hall. About 675 attendees were on hand in the Orlando World Center Marriott. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

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