IT & Network Infrastructure : Data Center World 2010 Puts Spotlight on IT Efficiency

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-03-11 Print this article Print
Data Center World 2010 Puts Spotlight on IT Efficiency

Data Center World 2010 Puts Spotlight on IT Efficiency

by Chris Preimesberger
More than 800 enterprise IT managers, C-level executives, facilities managers and vendor representatives were out in force this week at AFCOM's Data Center World 2010 in Nashville, Tenn. Mostly those decision-making IT veterans were there for two reasons: to find out how to run their systems more effectively with an eye toward saving power and money. To that end, there were dozens of study sessions ranging from the all-encompassing "The Data Center Energy Crisis" to the very specialized, such as "The Three-Source Static Switch: Taking Redundancy to the Next Level." For the record, 30-year-old AFCOM is the world's oldest data center professional and educational association; its members own and operate 4,500 of the world's most powerful data centers. Here are some photo highlights of the five-day conference.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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