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DCUG Tackles IT Issues

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- More than 230 industry experts representing 135 companies with the worlds most business-critical networks discussed server virtualization, energy efficiency, cooling strategies and high-density power distribution during the two-day Data Center Users’ Group® (DCUG) spring conference earlier this month in Tampa, Fla.

The DCUG is a group of influential data center, IT and facility managers formed by Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR). The group provides a collaborative, focused environment where those closest to the data center can address the issues, trends, challenges and solutions associated with building a highly available, flexible and cost-effective facility. The spring conference focused on analyzing emerging technologies and best practices for data centers, 2010 and beyond, and featured a series of discussions with experts from different focus areas, including presentations on these subjects:

  • The impact of virtualization on the data center
  • Next-generation cooling – supplemental, embedded and chip level
  • Alternative UPS and distribution configurations
  • Building an energy-efficient data center
  • Data center monitoring and measurement

“The evolving data center demands new technologies and strategies, and a forum such as this—that includes industry thought leaders and experts sharing experiences and ideas—is an invaluable resource as we tackle these challenges,” said Bob Miller, vice president, marquee accounts, Emerson Network Power’s Liebert business and a member of the Data Center Users’ Group board of directors. “As an industry, we must adapt to take advantage of the opportunities presented by issues such as increasing heat densities, demands for high-density power distribution and the growing need for effective energy efficiency strategies.”

Liebert Corp.