Monday, 16 July 2012

‘Energy and cost efficiency in data centres’ free conference in Berlin

imageAs part of the EU PrimeEnergyIT project, a conference on energy efficient data centres is being organised in Berlin on September 13th, 2012. The conference - ‘Energy and cost efficiency in data centres – New trends, strategies and tools’ – follows the ‘Electronics Goes Green 2012+’ conference on the interface between electrical engineering and environmental issues.

I mentioned PrimeEnergyIT back in January. It’s an EU-funded project aimed at supporting the market development of energy efficient IT equipment, including server, data storage, network and facility equipment, as well as new power management technologies. The project has been running since 2010 and due to end this year – this is its final conference.

The conference is a platform for IT hardware, infrastructure and procurement managers, consultants and others to discuss the latest developments, opportunities and challenges for DC monitoring, management and procurement, in the light of the latest technologies for servers, data storage, network and cooling. Energy efficient technologies and optimised hardware can deliver 50% savings in energy and cost, a point that will be discussed by experts and industrial representatives.

There are speakers from AEA, Fujitsu, Emerson, the Green Grid, and IBM – full details are here. It’s free to attend, register via e-mail to

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