The 2012 Uptime Symposium included a modular center, at which a number of modular and containerized data center manufacturers displayed units. The pictures above show the Uptime's Modular Data Center Campus, which was part of the larger exposition area. More than 1600 attendees participated in the event, which ran from May 17-19th in Santa Clara, CA.
The 7X24 Exchange Conference took place June 10-13 in Orlando, Florida. This conference is designed for anyone involved with 7x24 infrastructures – IT, data center, disaster recovery and network/telecommunication managers; computer technologists; facility or building managers, supervisors and engineers. Mission Critical Editor Kevin Heslin attended the conference and captures some of the highlights of the event in his blog: 7x24: Action Leadership - Two good sessions round out this year’s spring event
Diane Alber takes a humorous view of data center operations in her comic strip Kip and Gary. In the comic strip, Kip and Gary navigate problems familiar to data center professionals. You can see more at http://kipandgary.com/blog/
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Datacenter Dynamics Chicago 2011 took place October 6,2011 at the Chicago Hilton. The event provided end users with an informed discussion of the interaction of IT Optimisation and its impact on data center infrastructure.
Schneider Electric held their 16th Annual Editors Day in Chicago on October 15. During the event, the company unveiled its future plans, which included its recent purchase of Lee Technologies and the release of its StruxureWare software, which provides intelligent monitoring, automation, planning, and reporting on critical facility management systems from across the organization.
The Gilbane Company hosted a wonderful event Monday at Bobby Vans, a wonderful restaurant just blocks from the Occupy Wall Street protests. Nor surprisingly, Gilbane put together a wonderful program that included presentations from Kfir Godrich of HP, Peter Miscovich of Jones Lang LaSalle, and ABB. All the parties had gathered to celebrate Steel ORCA, a new 300,000 sq ft data center in New Jersey that will run on 100 percent solar energy. Dave Crocker, the CEO of Steel Orca, Dennis Cronin, and other company execs were also on hand to tell the story.
This issue of Mission Critical sheds light on the IT dilemma and explores other topics like IT and data center automation, powering mission critical facilities, the demands of the IoT, and more. Additionally, the IT-Colo Strategic Planner is included as a special edition with the September/October 2019 issue.