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