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Scenes From the NJ Data Center Summit

The New Jersey Technology Council held its annual Data Center Summit Thursday at the Eisenhower Corporate Center in Livingston, N.J. More than 120 data center professionals and industry watchers were in attendance for the day's program, which examined issues such as the economics of cloud computing, how to assess data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools, the state of the New Jersey data center market, and lessons learned from SuperStorm Sandy. Here's some photos from the event:

Eric Shepcaro, the CEO of Telx, served as master of ceremonies. It was a busy week for Telx, which announced the opening of two new data centers in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: Rich Miller)

The day concluded with a panel on lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy, featuring speakers from Comcast Business, Leviton, Xand, Atlantic Health, Domain Computer Services  and Sugarloaf Associates. (Photo: Rich Miller)

The morning keynote was provided by Joe Weinman, the author of "Cloudonomics" and Senior VP of Cloud Services & Strategy for Telx. Weinman busted some myths about cloud computing and outlined ways to gauge the business value of cloud deployments. (Photo: Rich Miller)

Peter Sacco, the President of PTS Data Center Solutions, provided an overview of DCIM software and the questions that potential customers should ask as they consider which tool to adopt. (Photo: Rich Miller).

James Cerwinski, manager of software products at Raritan, said many data center end users continue to use spreadsheets and Vizio to manage their data center assets and capacity. DCIM offerings can offer a database that makes it easier to access and analyze that data. (Photo: Rich Miller)