Data center event examines gap between IT and facilities
This event inaugurates a series of 12 educational and networking conferences in 2006, which will take place at major datacenter locations around the globe including Mumbai, Sydney, Singapore, Amsterdam, Chicago, and London. The New York conference, anticipated to be their largest ever gathering of US datacenter professionals, will tackle issues such as improved dialogue between IT and facilities communities.
"As the datacenter industry looks set to be heading into a period of unprecedented growth, the need to mature and embrace standardization and best practice dominates operational datacenter thinking." Says George Rockett, Conference Director, DatacenterDynamics. "The New York event will primarily focus on facilities and engineering issues -- for example, promoting enhanced commonalities and a common language between IT and facilities departments, as well as discussing other key concerns such as uninterrupted support of critical IT and cooling loads."
An Infrastructure Exposition, running alongside the conference, will bring together many of the datacenter specific infrastructure vendors and services companies operating in North American and global markets. Delegates will have an opportunity to see first hand the technologies that will be shaping the industry over the next 6-12 months and discuss these with industry experts.
Highlights at the New York event will include keynote addresses from Don Beaty, chairman of The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) TC9.9 Committee, who will be discussing how delegates can make the most from improvements in processor and blade technology; and Stewart Hair, GSMO ITO Portfolio Management, EDS, who will show IT and facilities managers how to unravel the outsourcing minefield and enhance performance through improved service, agility, and technical capabilities. Attendees will also be able to discuss best-of-breed practices with leading industry suppliers including American Power Conversion, GDCM, Leviton, KNURR, RITTAL, Wrightline, Syska Hennessy, EYP Mission Critical, Siemon and Eaton.
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