The 11th annual DatacenterDynamics Converged New York conference was the biggest yet with over 1,500 data center professionals gathering from the New York region on Tuesday 12th March. Topics included the lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy, cooling guidelines from ASHRAE, the latest industry research findings, and risk management planning for data centers

Colonel Jack Jacobs, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and a Vietnam War veteran, who is currently a military analyst for MSNBC, kicked off the event with a presentation on lessons the data center industry can learn from the military about mission-criticality and preparedness for unexpected crises.

Jacobs' keynote was followed by a panel on critical-incident response and preparation, where he was joined by Ron Shindel, managing director and chief security officer at L&L Holdings, owner and operator of some of the most prestigious real estate in Manhattan. Also on the panel were Rich Rotanz, with the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security, and Peter Curtis, president and CEO of Power Management Concepts.

The exhibition hall was buzzing with activity. Romonet and Active Power announced new releases at the event. Romonet announced the introduction of Portal, its cloud-based financial-analysis software for data centers to the North American market, and Active Power unveiled thelatest models of its containerized electrical-infrastructure solutions for data centers called PowerHouse.

General Electric Company (GE), also unveiled its new business unit focused solely on the mission-critical space. To learn more about GE's increased focus on the data center space read the article on our website.



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Key topics:

Design, Build, Operate
From site selection and engineering design through to power availability and full data center automation

Outsourcing Decisions
From collocation to Platform-as-a-Service, from Software-as-a-Service, to building your data centre capacity in the cloud

IT Optimisation
Insight on how IT needs drive data centre strategy and how that impacts infrastructure requirements

Who should attend?

DatacenterDynamics New York is specifically designed to fill the knowledge and networking needs for both those responsible for the design, build an operation of IT facilities as well as key IT decision makers responsible for strategic decisions regarding capacity planning and technology investment.

  • Chief Information and Technology Officers
  • Datacenter Facilities Managers and EngineersInformation Technology and Infrastructure Managers
  • Network, Cabling and Communication Engineers and Integrators
  • Architects and MEP Professionals
  • Datacenter, Commercial Office Space and Operations Staff
  • NOC, SOC and DOC Staff and Managers
  • Server, Storage and Application Administrators
  • C-level executives (Chief Executive Officer / Chief Information Officer / Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer / Chief Technology Officer)
  • Data Centre Managers and Directors
  • Data Centre Project Managers
  • IT DirectorsIT Project Managers
  • Infrastructure Directors
  • Business Analysts
  • Finance Directors & Managers


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