London, 11 September 2008 – The organizers of the forthcoming Power and Cooling for Data Centres – World Forum (London 2-3 October – www.datacentres.com/pac) are delighted to announce Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International are to sponsor the event.
The World Forum will bring together experts in the field of power, cooling, Green, environmental, renewable and innovative technologies in a content rich programme that tackles the core challenges confronting data centres now. The momentum is now driving enterprises to site data centres in new locations.
“The focus on achieving sustainability and cost efficiency in meeting enterprise critical data storage and security requirements is why many companies are now considering Scotland to site their facilities,” commented David Byers of Scottish Enterprise.
“With abundant natural resources, sustainable energy, temperate climate and extensive communication infrastructure, Scotland offers an outstanding option for data centre location.”
The Power and Cooling event is attended by user organizations from financial service, retail, content, energy and industrial sectors internationally.
This year’s speaker academy bring much thought leadership to the World Forum, including Michael Manos, General Manager, Data Centres at Microsoft Corporation, Jim Simonelli, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, APC, Mike Lewis, Senior Manager, Data Center Design and Strategy, eBay, Jose Iglesias, Vice President, Global Solutions, and Global Lead on Green Issues, Symantec, Lars Strong, P.E., Services Production Manager, Upsite Technologies, T. (Valdi) Sigurdsson, Iceland General Manager, Verne Global, Chris Santilli, CTO, Copan Systems, Alex Rabbetts, Managing Director, Migration Solutions, George Burnes, President and CEO, Smartcool Systems, Ian F Bitterlin, Chief Technical Officer, KST Europe Ltd and many more.
In addition the audience will hear from investors in new data centre build plans, and case studies of how power and cooling is being approached as well as new locations for data centres with land, connectivity and cheaper power resources.
Sponsors include Upsite Technologies, EDP, Invest in Iceland, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Migration Solutions, Microsoft, Daxten, Jacarta, Relocom. The event is supported by BICSI who will be providing a special workshop and media Partners Data Centre Solutions and Data Centre News.
“The sheer range of challenges and critical factors impacting data centres uniquely brings together the leadership of providers and users, investors and vendors, managed service providers and specialist data centre facility owners,” commented Nicola Hayes, vice president of BroadGroup. “Power and Cooling enables a compelling opportunity for gaining deep market insight and high level networking. The World Forum sustains its reputation as the leading event focused on these challenges.”
Registrations to the event under the early bird scheme close on September 12th.
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