This year’s annual Uptime Institute Symposium is said to focus on “disruptive changes” such as virtualization, cloud computing and rapidly evolving modular architectures, and Server Technology (News - Alert) is one audience member that cannot wait for the event.
For more than six years, the data center power monitoring company has attended the annual symposium, which this year boasts over 120 sessions and a variety of speakers from end-user originations to data center operators to analysts. Joining the speakers this year will be Server Technology’s Director of Technology Planning Calvin Nicholson.
Nicholson’s presentation, entitled “Power Monitoring, Management and Control Solutions,” will take place from 1:50 to 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. This is the third year he has presented at the symposium. The symposium, which is referred to as the Uptime Institute Symposium 2011: The Disrupted Data Center: Cloud, Cost, Capacity and Carbon, will take place from May 9-12 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Nicholson’s presentation will highlight how to achieve change management and prevent unwanted device installation, how to develop data center power distribution solutions for a new green data center and how to come up with a data center power monitoring solutions for a large network technology company, among other things.
“This year it will be a bit of a twist,” Nicholson told TMCnet of his presentation. “We are going to talk about some existing applications and how our products are being used at data centers around the globe, including some of the newer installations/applications involving higher voltages such as 3-Phase 415 V and 480 V power along with the greater efficiencies involved.”
“Typically this event draws and good crowd with lots of questions and input so I hope to use these examples to start off what should be a great discussion on the application of power monitoring, management and control with the data center,” he added.
Everyone from IT managers to network managers to data center managers to those personally interested in power at the device or cabinet level can benefit from Nicholson’s presentation – “especially if they are concerned about increasing efficiency or monitoring to better understand usage and available capacities,” he added.
Nicholson’s lecture will demonstrate how Server Technology’s solutions have been employed in a variety of data centers, from a college campus to a global network company to a telecommunications firm.
When asked for one of the best examples of how Server Technology has provided a customer with a power monitoring solution, Nicholson said he cannot give just one example.
“Just as customers applications vary, so do our products and solutions,” he said. “With our scaled approach in many cases we can tailor the product to fit the customer’s needs. Though greater efficiencies and being ‘green’ seem to dominate the discussions today, our higher voltage solutions are getting more attention in the marketplace.”
In addition to Nicholson’s speech, the symposium will feature lectures from Chris Malone, thermal technologies architect at Google, who will describe key operational best practices that drive high level of efficiencies; Mike Manos, senior vice president of technologies of AOL (News - Alert), who will discuss what it takes for enterprise IT users to move to the cloud, and Dan Lee, datacenter mechanical engineer at Facebook, who will discuss Facebook's (News - Alert) latest innovations in data center design.
Each year at the symposium the “best minds in the industry” meet to discuss the critical issues surrounding enterprise computing, resource and energy efficiency, data center management, availability and productivity, according to the symposium website.
This year, Server Technology is just looking forward to attending another great event.
“Being held on the West Coast this year we expect a good crowd,” Nicholson said. “We have a lot of new products and solutions either released or about to be released and as usual we will have experts on hand to answer any questions.”
Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves