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October, 2008

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October 28, 2008  2:16 PM

Cutting power bill isn’t best result of data center efficiency

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

It might seem illogical, but the best savings from being efficient in your data center can't necessarily be seen on the power bill. That was one of the main points Ken Brill, founder and executive director of The Uptime Institute, hammered home in his...

October 22, 2008  12:57 PM

Next Microsoft Data Center Experience to be in Chicago

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Microsoft has announced that its next Data Center Experience (MDX) event, to be held next year, will be in Chicago, with a chance for...


October 7, 2008  3:33 PM

Tour of colocation company DataSite’s data center

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Last night a bunch of us Data Center World conference attendees were able to tour a new colocation facility in Orlando that DataSite will be running. I was hoping to get it on video, but alas, the folks at...


October 7, 2008  3:26 PM

Liebert, Aperture, Future Facilities pen deal

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Data center cooling giant Liebert (part of Emerson Network Power) is teaming up with Aperture and Future Facilities in a push to be the leader in data center prototyping and...


October 6, 2008  8:06 PM

Jill Eckhaus’ opening address at AFCOM

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

ORLANDO -- AFCOM CEO Jill Eckhaus opened the Data Center World show this morning with a quick speech before the keynote got underway. She said the show here in Orlando has more than 700 attendees and 125 exhibitors, and is the largest fall show the...


October 6, 2008  8:03 PM

Some tidbits from the keynote

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Members of AFCOM's Data Center Institute gave the keynote for the Data Center World conference here in Orlando, and here were some tidbits from the speech that I wasn't able to include in the main story. Sisyphus complex Richard...


October 6, 2008  7:54 PM

Establish a data center infrastructure team

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Saying it was something he "stole" from what Cisco does, Paul Clark told AFCOM Data Center World Fall 2008 attendees that he built a data center infrastructure team at the Ohio State University Medical Center,...


October 2, 2008  7:57 PM

AFCOM Data Center World: The hot sessions

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Based on a pre-conference survey, here are some of the sessions generating the most interest for the Data Center World conference being held in Orlando next week, Oct 5-7:

  • Inexpensive Techniques to a Greener Data Center (Monday at 10:10-11am; Tuesday at...


October 1, 2008  1:43 PM

Bill Weihl of Google to speak at Uptime conference

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The Uptime Institute has announced that Bill Weihl, the green energy leader at search...


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