Consonus to Host Uptime Institute Annual Conference and Data Center Tour

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Consonus and The Uptime Institute announced that Consonus will serve as official host of the upcoming Spring 2010 Site Uptime Network® Conference which will be held 28 February through 3 March 2010 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

Consonus and The Uptime Institute today announced that Consonus will serve as official host of the upcoming Spring 2010 Site Uptime Network® Conference which will be held 28 February through 3 March 2010 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

A knowledge community compromised exclusively of data center owners and operators, The Uptime Institute Site Uptime Network facilitates collaboration between its expert members in the development of benchmarks and best practices--such as those related to security, resiliency, and energy efficiency--that enable industry-wide improvements. The Annual Meetings, which include a data center tour, is the premiere forum for members to exchange knowledge, disseminate and acquire education, and to collaborate for the betterment of the industry.

One specific benefit offered to all Uptime Institute Site Uptime Network members is incident reporting. Should one member organization experience an abnormal situation, an alert is distributed to all members. This serves to identify systemic or specific vulnerabilities so that all members may proactively manage against their recurrence.

As conference host, Consonus will offer attendees a comprehensive tour of the company's South Data Center in Salt Lake City. This narrated tour will highlight the technical details of the Consonus' facility including equipment, electrical and mechanical layouts, and approaches to energy efficiency.

As is the event's tradition, the purpose of the tour is to facilitate a peer review of the data center to help all identify the essential components of world-class excellence in data center design and operation.

Topics to be addressed at this year's event include Advanced Enterprise Monitoring, The Role of Change Management in Data Centers, Global Risk Management, Arc Flash Practices, Cloud Computing, and Total Cost of Ownership. Speakers include data center experts from Hewlett-Packard, TD Bank, Kaiser-Permanente, Lowes, United Airlines, and Consonus.

About Consonus Technologies
Consonus Technologies, Inc. is a leading national provider of Data Center hosting and colocation, Managed IT Services, IT Infrastructure, and IT Consulting solutions based in Cary, NC. Offering a comprehensive suite of IT services, combined with highly-secure, reliable, and energy-efficient data centers across the country, Consonus provides customers with complete cloud computing solutions addressing disaster recovery, data protection, and virtualization. Visit Consonus Technologies on the Web at http://www.consonus.com.

About The Uptime Institute
The Uptime Institute provides education, publications, consulting, certifications, conferences and seminars, independent research, and thought leadership for the enterprise data center industry and for data center professionals. Founded in 1993, the Institute pioneered the creation and facilitation of end-user knowledge communities to improve reliability and uninterruptible availability--uptime--in data center facilities and Information Technology organizations. Today, the 100-plus members of the Institute's global Site Uptime Networks® are mostly Fortune 100-sized companies having multiple data centers averaging 50,000 square feet of computer room area and consuming six megawatts of utility power. Members learn from each other and from the Institute via closed members-only conferences, site tours, benchmarking programs, best-practice sharing, abnormal incident collection, FLASH Reports, and shared metrics. Visit The Uptime Institute on the Web at http://www.uptimeinstitute.org.

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