The Data Center Efficiency Summit, hosted by Google, brought together diverse participants in the data center field from the University of Helsinki to industry-watchers such as Greenpeace International. The day provided a good deal of access to the industry's innovators and thought-leaders.
Zahl Limbulwala of BCS takes a moment and networks with attendees during one of the breaks. BCS works to educated and evaluate the results of the European Code of Conduct for Data Centers.
It was recently announced Facebook's infrastructure leader, Jonathan Heiliger, will be leaving his position at the social network. Facebook recently launched data center in Oregon that leverages several green technologies.
Data center staff and their management teams are often reluctant to share performance data. James Hamilton, who oversees Amazon Web Services' infrastructure, noted that the data from efficiency projects needs to be shared to help increase the comfort level of organizations with approaching these modifications to optimize operations. “The PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) 'arms race' becomes meaningless,” noted Rob Coupland of TeleCity. “You have to optimize throughout the lifecycle."
Photos by Colleen Miller, Data Center Knowledge.