Data center energy efficiency organization The Green Grid announced on Monday it has opened registration for Forum 2013, a two-day conference being held March 5 through 6 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
The Green Grid is a global organization of companies, government agencies, educational institutions and individuals that collectively work toward increasing resource efficiency in IT and data centers using a holistic approach.
This is particularly important for web hosting companies as increased energy efficiency in data centers translates to less expensive infrastructure costs.
Forum 2013 will feature more than 30 informative and interactive led by authorities on resource efficiency for data centers along with the rest of the IT ecosystem.
The event, which is open to both members and non-members, will focus on four main topics, including the challenges and opportunities of big data, the value of collaborative regulatory activity, software and IT hardware efficiencies, and financial and operational efficiencies.
Forum sessions will provide insights and opinions on how each of these four relevant topics will influence the data center industry in 2013 and beyond, according to the press release.
“2012 was an important year in our industry with a number of critical developments bringing resource efficiency into the spotlight more than ever before,” said Mark Schiller, executive director of The Green Grid. “The Green Grid’s Sixth Annual Forum will explore four topic areas that the organization believes will have significant impact on the future of the data center and IT industries. Forum attendees will have an opportunity to hear from some of the most respected and knowledgeable individuals from all corners of the industry ecosystem, gaining insights into what 2013 holds for resource efficiency.”
There will also be a networking reception held on March 5 that is open exclusively to members of The Green Grid.
The reception gives members an opportunity to engage with other members, customers, industry representatives, as well as directors from The Green Grid’s Board.
Registration for the Forum 2013 is now open at The Green Grid website.
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