Power & Cooling in the Data Centre - Green Developments

Date:
Tuesday 26 February 2013, 7.00pm for 7.30pm (Light refreshments available from 7.00pm)

Venue:
Training Centre TC103, Elwes Building, University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2QF

Cost:
Free and open to all. No booking required.

Speaker:
Dr Ian Bitterlin, CTO, Prism Power Ltd.

Description:

The concept of 'green' IT in general and 'green data-centres' is highly debateable - maybe 'greener' is more fitting? Many estimates put the current power demand of data-centres above 2% of the output of the national grid and rising fast, even in a recession. This talk will review what a data-centre 'is', the part that data-centres play in the digital economy, the current growth rate, the drivers for growth and the trends that are making data-centres 'greener' than ever before. The areas covered will be power, cooling and the IT hardware itself.