February 3, 2009 -- Emerson Network Power and wholesale data center provider Digital Realty Trust are teaming up to mount a five-stop global tour to educate data center professionals about energy efficiency-related cooling and measurement tactics that can save businesses money.
The free, one-day seminars will feature executives from both companies and are designed for data center decision makers, operational personnel, and consulting and mechanical engineers. Presentations will focus on prioritization of cost-saving decisions about energy use and critical resource constraints without compromising data center availability or flexibility.
Specific dates and locations include: New York City (March 3); Dallas (March 5); London (April 21); Paris (May 26); and San Francisco (July 16).
According to Emerson, ettendees will learn how to achieve quantifiable savings and return on their technology investments by incorporating new technologies and best practices. As part of the program, attendees will also hear about: cascading effects of operating efficiencies and how to harness their impact; techniques for improved energy usage measurement; best practices of airflow management; effects of proper variable speed drive utilization; methods for close-coupled cooling and air containment; and monitoring and control of key performance indicators for efficiency and reliability.
"Attending one of these free seminars is an important first step data center professionals can take to create a significant dent in their data center energy bill," contends Jim Smith, Digital Realty Trust's chief technology officer and a seminar presenter. "Along with Emerson Network Power, we've seen end users who have implemented the practical actions outlined in the seminar along their journey to reducing energy costs by more than 50 percent while improving system flexibility and maintaining availability."
Smith is cited as a key player in Digital Realty Trust's completion of its LEED Gold certified data center. Emerson Network Power's Liebert backup power and cooling technologies are used throughout this and other Digital Realty Trust facilities.
To register for one of the "Data Center Energy Efficiency: Cooling and Measurement" seminars, visit: www.digitalrealtytrust.com/cooling.
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