Orange, California – (The Hosting News) – August 3, 2006 –
The recent MySpace.com outage, tied to data center power loss, has placed the power consumption and availability issue in the spotlight. For the data center industry, power usage is one of its most pressing concerns.
Formed in 2001, AFCOM’s Data Center Institute is a ”think tank” comprised of forward-thinking data center managers, solution providers and industry leaders, whose charter is to identify and examine issues and trends affecting the data center, and provide thought leadership for the industry and the media. The panel includes:
- Jill Eckhaus – President – AFCOM
- Jaime Man – Director of Information Technology – Health Care Excel, Indianapolis, IN
- Peter Panfil – VP, UPS Engineering – Liebert Corp., an Emerson Network Power Company
- Rick Sawyer – Director of Data Center Technology – American Power Conversion
Power issues impacting the evolution of the data center were forecast earlier this year by board members of the Data Center Institute in a keynote presentation titled ”Five Bold Predictions for the Future of the Data Center Industry,” which was delivered at AFCOM’s Data Center World conference in Atlanta.
The specific prediction, ”Over the next five years, power failures and limits on power availability will halt data center operations at more than 90 percent of all companies,” was issued along with supporting survey data.
AFCOM, is an association for data center professionals, offering services to help support the management of data centers around the world. Established in 1980, AFCOM currently has more than 3,000 members and 22 chapters worldwide, and provides data center professionals with networking opportunities, educational forums and resources, through its annual Data Center World Conferences, published magazines, regional chapters, research and hotline services, and industry alliances.
To learn more, please visit: www.afcom.com.