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March 18, 2009  1:28 AM

Update on AFCOM Data Center World figures



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AFCOM

Just now I received a call updating me on the attendance figures from AFCOM's Data Center World. As it turns out, there were 822 attendees, about 95% of which were end users (that makes about 781 end users, within the 700-800 range I wrote about last week in a

March 12, 2009  11:43 PM

Sorting through data center utility rebates



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AFCOM, Data Center, Data center power management, Green data center

There's a good chance that your utility company has an incentive program in place if you boost your data center energy efficiency. But sorting through the programs can be a hassle, and dealing with the back-and-forth with the utility company can as well. In addition, said Adam Fairbanks, vice...


March 12, 2009  11:38 PM

Should AFCOM rename it the Data Center Vendor World conference?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AFCOM

Attendance at this year's spring Data Center World conference was lighter than in past years, which was expected. The economy has affected turnout at tradeshows this year. Last week I was at the Share...


March 12, 2009  11:32 PM

Can you afford data center CFD?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AFCOM, Data Center airflow

Computational fluid dynamics has become a popular way for data centers to analyze the air flow in their facilities and determine if the cold and hot air is going where it should. But for smaller businesses, CFD is simply out of their price range. There are different tiers of affordability out...


October 7, 2008  3:33 PM

Tour of colocation company DataSite’s data center



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AFCOM, Data center colocation

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



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AFCOM, capacity planning, Data Center airflow, DataCenter

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



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AFCOM, Data center user groups, DataCenter

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 2, 2008  7:57 PM

AFCOM Data Center World: The hot sessions



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AFCOM, Data center user groups, DataCenter

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...


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