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SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 365 Main today announced that it has joined The Green Grid, a global nonprofit consortium of technology companies and professionals dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. Formed earlier this year, The Green Grid is committed to driving new user- centric metrics, technology standards and best practices for use by data center managers worldwide. Membership is open to any company developing products and technologies aimed at the data center market, as well as to information technology professionals tasked with data center operations. Member companies currently sitting on the organization's board of directors include HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, AMD, APC, Dell, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems and VMware. The Green Grid's key areas of focus include: -- Defining meanin... (more)

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Closing

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

AFCOM's Data Center Institute Convenes at Data Center World to Provide Cloud Computing Guidance for Data Center Professionals

NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/10 -- AFCOM's Data Center Institute (DCI), a leading industry think-tank has convened at the AFCOM Data Center World 2010 to discuss concepts and approaches to cloud computing and what this technology means to data center professionals. Facilitated by DCI board advisor David S. Linthicum, the CTO of Bick Group, topics covered in the first on-site meeting included: making a business case for cloud computing within the data center; best practices and approaches to cloud computing from the perspective of the data center executive; and new data center skills needed to support cloud computing implementations. Moreover, approaches to cloud computing for enterprises, third party data center providers, and existing software providers moving to a cloud computing offering were discussed. These concepts and recommendations will be summari... (more)

IBS Group Member Launches Fault-Tolerant Virtualised IT Infrastructure for Linde Gas Rus

RAMSEY, the Isle of Man, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Please refer to relevant legal information at the end of the document IBS Group, a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that IBS Platformix, a subsidiary of IBS IT Services, has completed development of a fault-tolerant virtualised computing platform for Linde Gas Rus, a Russian subsidiary of a world-leading supplier of industrial gases, providing the company with a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure to cater for its business needs over the next five years. Initially, the company's IT infrastructure was built on the server hardware that was aging and getting outdated. To support its operations, Linde Gas Rus began upgrading the infrastructure and changing over to a virtualised environment internally. However, the upgraded system had neither an integrate... (more)

The Green Grid Addresses Energy Efficiency in Data Centers; Consortium Completes Formation and Calls for Members

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, today announced the completion of its formation, membership structure, technical charter, and made available three new white papers. The collective viewpoint of Green Grid members is that energy efficiency in the data center is the most significant issue facing technology providers and their customers today. This situation is not only due to exponential increases in power and cooling costs over the past few years, but also because customer demand for concentrated computing is outpacing the availability of clean reliable power in many places around the world. The Green Grid is the first industry initiative chartered to take a holistic view of the computing ecosystem, with a focus on addressing the... (more)

Agilysys Joins APC's Certified Gold Partner Program

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agilysys, Inc. , a leading provider of enterprise computer technology solutions, today announced it recently joined APC's Gold Certified Partner Program. APC is a global leader in power, cooling, and management solutions. The certification recognizes the Agilysys in-depth knowledge of APC products and solutions and commitment to revolutionize the way the world designs, builds and manages data centers. As an APC Certified Gold Partner, the Agilysys technical sales professionals possess a thorough knowledge of how to design and implement physical infrastructure solutions for customers using APC's online configuration tools. Agilysys certified professionals also have the capabilities to design APC InfraStruXure(R) solutions up to 80kW. This enables Agilysys to offer end customers APC's popular InfraStruXure architect... (more)

APC Introduces a Green Uninterruptible Power Supply Providing Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings

WEST KINGSTON, RI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/03/07 -- APC, part of the Critical Power and Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric, today announced the APC Back-UPS® ES 750, a highly efficient uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that provides battery backup and surge protection to connected equipment while saving electricity. The APC Back-UPS ES 750 features new master/controlled outlets, which work to reduce energy consumption by automatically shutting down power to unused peripherals, such as printers, scanners and speakers when the computer is in sleep mode. "The new APC Back-UPS ES 750 is designed to provide our customers with an environmentally friendly solution to protect their home computer system," said Joe Loberti, senior vice president, Home and Distributed Systems, APC-MGE. "The electronics in this unit are meticulously engineered to minimize impa... (more)

2009 International CES Exhibitor Profiles; World’s Largest Consumer Technology Tradeshow Returns to Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2009

The 2009 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) takes place January 8 - 11, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian in Las Vegas. Business Wire is the official news wire for the 2009 International CES. Breaking news releases, advisories, photos, and multimedia are available at, Business Wire's trade show, conference, and event news resource. 2009 International CES exhibitor news releases, press kits and multimedia are also available at In-depth information about 2009 International CES: General FAQs Press & Blogger FAQs Exhibitor FAQs Speaker FAQs Follow CES on facebook Chat with CES on twitter Watch CES on YouTube Listed below are 2009 International CES exhibitor profiles. Company: A Solar Wholesaler Booth: 224 Media Contact: Lily Zhu Phone: 720 ... (more)

Green Initiative Award Announced in Association with the Green Grid at 6th Annual Data Centres Europe

The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems, has announced it will present the Best Green Initiative Award at the forthcoming 6th Annual Data Centres Europe regional conference and exhibition taking place in Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, 22-23 April 2010. The organisation will be represented by John Tuccillo, Chairman of the Board and President, The Green Grid and Vice President of Global Industry and Government Alliances, APC by Schneider Electric. The Best European Green Initiative is awarded for innovation in environmental efficiency in the data centre. The award recognises and acknowledges true innovation that enables data centres to directly reduce environmental impact and improve efficiency. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of The Green Grid’s guides, research and Powe... (more)

Disruptive Technologies, New Program Elements & Workshops Announced for Interop Las Vegas

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop Las Vegas, produced by UBM TechWeb, announced today new initiatives for this year's event including Big Data, OpenFlow, Cloud Carrier Forum, and more. In addition, Jennifer Jessup, will take the reigns as the new General Manager for the Interop brand. Interop, the industry's largest and most comprehensive business technology event, will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 6-10, 2012. For more information, visit: "I'm thrilled to take the lead at the premier event focused on the business technology community," said Jennifer Jessup, known as JJ, General Manager, Interop. "As the business technology market continues to change and grow, I look forward to working with market players throughout the year. I'd like to continue the conversations with attende... (more)

APC Lists 56 Finalists for the Asian Publishing Awards 2012

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 14, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asian Publishing Convention (APC) has announced the 56 finalists for the Asian Publishing Awards 2012. This is a premium shortlist by the international judges from a strong field of 157 entries involving 34 media companies from 8 countries. Winners will be awarded during the Gala Dinner and Awards Night at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara on November 30, 2012. The Asian Publishing Awards recognizes best multimedia practices in magazine, book and corporate communications sectors. The magazine sector awards cover multimedia consumer research, advertising delivery, new business models, effective digital publishing, user-generated content, screen tablet platforms, social networks and design. The book awards recognize multimedia marketing and writing on media or socio-economic aspects relevant to Asia. The awards for corporate comm... (more)