Cordially invite you to a



Data Center Efficiency Workshop


Join us to learn more about how to lower the costs of operation


Power and cooling requirements have risen at an ever-increasing rate.

The recent trend toward virtualization has pushed the requirements to new levels never even imagined just 5 years ago. The average power has risen from 1-2 KW to 5-10KW per rack and some cases as high as 20-30KW per rack.

The current environment makes energy efficiency a necessity.

Greening Initiatives, Power Consumption & Provisioning, as well as Capacity Planning are among the top major concerns for Data Center managers today.  Various studies show that in the past few years, as the pressure to expand computing resources increases, concerns relating to power and cooling become more and more important.

While virtualization has decreased the number of servers and the space requirements, it has raised power and cooling density to the point that data centers that were built only a few years ago are unable to effectively or efficiently support the new high-density 1U and Blade Servers.

This workshop will address these challenges, as well as how to measure and improve Data Center efficiency.

Understanding the New Efficiency Metrics

PUE - Power Usage Effectiveness

DCiE - Data Center Efficiency

How to Measure, Calculate and Improve your PUE & DCiE


Workshops will be held

in New York City and  Westchester, NY


February 19, 2009

Westchester, NY


February 26, 2009

New York City


Polytechnic Institute of NYU


This is a full day 4 CEU credit workshop that is being offered as two 1/2 day sessions, Power and Cooling, upon completion of which attendees will receive 4 CEU credits, for 2 each session.

Seminar Details: This seminar will cover a variety of related topics discussing the benefits, estimated costs and challenges to designing and building (or upgrading) a cost effective, energy efficient data center for your organization.

Morning Session: Power

· Existing Metrics and Pending Standards
· Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)
· Datacenter Efficiency (DCE)
· Voltage vs Efficiency: Equipment and Distribution
· Case Study Example of Data Center Efficiency Levels
· High-Density Blade Server Power Requirements
· Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) Efficiency
· Redundancy: N, N+1, 2N Cost vs Benefits
· Best Practices vs Reality

Afternoon Session: Cooling

· Airflow Issues for Improving Data Center Efficiency
· Chilled Water & “Free Cooling”
· High Density Blade Server Cooling Requirements
· Watts per Square Foot vs Watts per Rack
· Close Coupled vs Perimeter Cooling Efficiency
· Effects of Redundancy: N, N+1, 2N Cost vs Benefits
· Best Practices vs Reality
· Q & A - Group Discussion


For more information and to reserve your place at this seminar please email your contact information to

or call 800-392-3299





Polytechnic Institute of NYU