Learn How Your Organization Can Avoid the Coming Datacenter Power Crisis

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Jay Taylor, Dell Global Strategist and ITI Energy Star® Working Group Chairman, to Keynote the Advanced Datacenter Energy Solutions Seminar Series, Presented April 9 in New York City by Stony Brook University, the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology, the National Grid, AFCO Systems and Other Leaders in Education, Research, Energy Management and Technology

Advanced Datacenter Energy Solutions Center

There is a real need for education about what organizations can do to face the growing datacenter power and cooling crisis head-on

Managing power consumption today is a national concern shared among multiple groups within organizations of all sizes -- facilities, engineering and information technology. Nowhere is it a more delicate balancing act than in the corporate datacenter, where the growing demand for servers, storage and networking infrastructure is straining traditional cooling and power efficiency methods. According to recent EPA reports, datacenter energy usage, and the power and cooling infrastructure that support it, have doubled during the past five years. To help organizations assess datacenter energy efficiency and learn proactive datacenter power consumption and cooling techniques that can also reduce costs, leaders in education, research, energy management and technology are presenting the Advanced Datacenter Energy Solutions Seminar Series on Wednesday, April 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the American Conference Center in New York City. Dell Global Strategist and ITI Energy Star Working Group Chairman, Jay Taylor, will keynote this "must attend event" for professionals responsible for their organization's energy efficiency. More information is available at http://www.ADESC.org or by calling 516-997-1950.

"Stony Brook University recognizes the value of educational and industry leaders working together to establish real-world datacenter power efficiency solutions," said Jim Smith, Assistant Vice President of Economic Development at Stony Brook University. "The Advanced Datacenter Energy Solutions Center represents a positive step toward that goal."

"The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center and the Center of Excellence in Wireless & Information Technology are pleased to be associated with ADESC and this seminar to educate and inform IT professionals about more efficient and effective models for datacenter power and cooling," said Yacov Shamash, Stony Brook Vice President for Economic Development and Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

"There is a real need for education about what organizations can do to face the growing datacenter power and cooling crisis head-on," said Michael Mallia, CEO of AFCO Systems, lead sponsor of the seminar series. "We are pleased to support leading thinkers from the areas of education, research and energy management."

Presented by Stony Brook University, the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC), the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), and the National Grid, the conference will bring together academic and statewide utility companies, as well as other technology industry leaders, to discuss best practices and outline existing and emerging opportunities for improved energy efficiency in datacenters. Industry partner sponsors include: AFCO Systems, X-nth, International Integrated Solutions, Ltd., mindSHIFT Technologies and CA.

Dell Global Strategist and ITI Energy Star Working Group Chairman, Jay Taylor, will be the event's keynote speaker, commenting on a variety of topics including improving server delivery and avoiding the impending power and cooling crisis.

For more information on the Advanced Datacenter Energy Solutions Seminar Series call HJMT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC at 516-997-1950.

About Stony Brook University
Part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, Stony Brook now encompasses 123 buildings on 1,100 acres. In the nearly 50 years since its founding, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 22,000 students and 1,900 faculty, and is recognized as one of the nation's important centers of learning and scholarship. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the invitation-only organization of the best research universities in the country, and has been listed as one of the best universities in the world by the London Times. More information is available from http://www.stonybrook.edu.

About AERTC
The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) is a true partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on conservation, renewable energy and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy. More information is available from http://www.AERTC.org.

About CEWIT
The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) is a world leader in innovative research and development. Since many companies in the region need to be on the leading edge of technical innovation, requiring a substantial investment in R&D, CEWIT was created to bridge the gap by utilizing its own faculty and PhD students, who are already involved in fostering regional enterprise and commercialization. CEWIT has 50 faculty members, 190 PhD students, and a project management team with superior experience handling the needs of industry. More information is available from http://www.CEWIT.org

About the National Grid
The National Grid (LSE: NG.; NYSE:NGG) is an international electricity and gas company, and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. The Company plays a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and the northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner. It is committed to safeguarding the global environment for future generations and providing all customers with the highest standards of service through investment in its networks and through a talented, diverse workforce.

About AFCO Systems
AFCO Systems, a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced enclosure technology for mission-critical datacenter environments, has the world's largest installed base of thermostatically-controlled, air-cooled and heat load-balancing enclosures. The company is headquartered in Farmingdale, NY, and has a global presence with operations in North America, Ireland, London, Singapore and Tokyo. For more information, visit http://www.AFCOSystems.com or call 631-249-9441.

About ADESC
The Advanced Datacenter Energy Solutions Center (ADESC) is dedicated to providing education and practical solutions for increasing datacenter energy efficiency while maintaining continuous availability. It is directed by an alliance of education, research and energy management leaders, as well as technology industry partners. Objective scientific studies form the foundation for developing best practices and creating tangible, real-world programs that organizations can implement immediately in accordance with recommendations from the US EPA. Member and sponsor organizations include: Stony Brook University, The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC), the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), the National Grid, AFCO Systems, X-nth, International Integrated Solutions, Ltd., mindSHIFT Technologies and CA.

Media contact:
Arthur Germain, Principal, Communication Strategy Group for ADESC
agermain@gocsg.com
631-239-6335
http://www.gocsg.com

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