Data Center Systems to Host Free Concert in Conjunction with Storage Network World Conference

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Ray Johnston Band to Perform at Tech Museum in San Jose at Post-Conference Party on April 6

Data Center Systems ( will host a free concert on April 6 at a post-conference party for Storage Network World (SNW) attendees and other datacenter and IT professionals. The event will be held at the Tech Museum in San Jose from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Attendees of Storage Network World can attend the event using their conference badges. Other datacenter and IT professionals can attend the event by RSVPing to Data Center Systems’ Carol Barron at carol(dot)barron(at)datacentersys(dot)com or 214-239-2046.

The concert will feature the Ray Johnston Band, led by former Dallas Maverick and inspirational Leukemia survivor Ray Johnston. The Ray Johnston Band, whose music is inspired by rock, blues and country music, released their first album Sweet Tooth in 2009 and is conducting a successful cross-country tour to promote the album and raise funds for cancer research and treatment. After achieving his lifelong goal of making it to the NBA, Ray Johnston was diagnosed with leukemia. Cancer cut his basketball career short, but started a new chapter in his life. After successfully beating the disease, not once but four times, Ray Johnston began a second career leading a band comprising some of the best musicians in Texas, including Cooper Appelt (bass), Bobby Sparks (organ, keyboard), Keith Anderson (sax), Jeff Randall (drums) and William Barnes (lead guitar). The band’s ongoing tour is not only raising awareness of the group’s talent, but also raising funds for The Ryan Gibson Foundation (, a Dallas based non-profit organization that supports leukemia research. For more information about the Ray Johnston Band, visit Their album Sweet Tooth is widely available through outlets including iTunes and

“Ray Johnston’s story is truly inspirational, and Data Center Systems is proud to be a long-time supporter of his music, his band and his philanthropic work. They are a great, great live band, and everyone who attends this concert is going to have a good time,” said Kevin Ehringer, founder of Data Center Systems. “We are proud to sponsor this concert at the post-conference party on April 6th, and we welcome SNW attendees and other datacenter and IT people in the Silicon Valley area to attend.”

Visit Data Center Systems at SNW:
Data Center Systems will attend and exhibit at Computerworld’s Storage Network World (SNW) from April 4-7, 2011 in the Santa Clara Convention Center. Visit the company in Booth 407. To attend the event, visit

About Data Center Systems:
Data Center Systems (DCS) is an innovator in the design, manufacture and installation of structured cabling solutions that provide the industry’s best infrastructure and fiber management system for advanced data centers. DCS’ fiber management systems provide customers a standardized yet fully customizable solution for datacenter cabling and infrastructure, enabling customers to dramatically accelerate their datacenter buildouts and increase the reliability of their IT infrastructure while also achieving dramatic cost savings in the process. For more information, visit

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