Data Center Energy: Opportunities for Efficiency

Data Center Energy: Opportunities for Efficiency

April 30-May 1, 2019 | Arlington, VA

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The continued hyper growth in data centers is increasingly spotlighting the need for data center energy efficiency. Recent reports have the data center industry already consuming up to 7 percent of global electricity.

The Cloud technologies, blockchain algorithms, deployment of billions of loT devices and Big Data Analytics are all driving a renewed building boom in larger and more efficient operations.

Growth is outpacing the underlying support infrastructure:

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Further, power density is rapidly evolving and placing ever increasing power and cooling demands on the base infrastructure.

This has led the IT industry to search for ways of making infrastructure more energy efficient. Leaders and new players in the industry are now rethinking the way computers and data centers are built to begin with.

With billions of kilowatts being consumed hourly, even a small improvement in efficiency equals significant dollars saved. The thought processes and applications are increasingly focused on the ability to reconfigure systems and components to fluctuate with processing demands.

Join us at Data Center Energy: Opportunities for Efficiency and learn how you can realize energy savings through more efficient data center operations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the efficiency drivers?
  • Review the low hanging fruit
  • Provide an update on HVAC techniques – High efficiency systems to natural convection cooling
  • Discuss electrical -the drip, drip, drip of kWh – Understand how and where your data center power is being consumed
  • Explore the avenues for real savings
    • Traditional
    • Enhanced strategies
    • Evolving Technologies
  • Get exposed to new industry standards
  • Discuss where to go for research
  • Review how people impact efficiency
    • Talent
    • Contracts
    • Procurement



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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies and power points will be used for all learning outcomes


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Registration

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Overview of Where Data Center Energy is being Consumed

  • Metrics
    • PUE
    • ASHRAE 90.4 Energy Std. for Data Centers
    • Watts/sf
    • Watts/ Rack


  • The Data Center Energy Consuming Functional Components
    • Building Functions
    • Utility Service
    • Power Transformations
    • Clean Power
    • Power Distribution
    • Central Plant Cooling
    • Distributed Cooling
    • Free Cooling
    • Cooling Conveyance Systems
    • Plumbing Systems
    • Fire Systems
    • Automation
    • IT Gear
    • Network Gear

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 pm. :: Understanding Where the Power Flows – Electrical

  • Utility Service
  • Power Transformations
  • Clean Power
  • Power Distribution

5:00 p.m. :: Day 1 Concludes

Wednesday May 1, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Understanding Where the Power Flows – Mechanical

  • Central Plant Cooling
  • Distributed Cooling
  • Free Cooling
  • Cooling Conveyance Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Fire Systems
  • Automation

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break

10:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. :: IT and Network Power Consumption

  • Server Technology
  • Mainframes
  • Network

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 3:15 p.m. :: 21st Century Energy Considerations

  • The Drive to Solid State Data Centers
  • Technology Advances
  • Facility Advances
  • Business Advances

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m :: Afternoon Break

3:30  – 5:00 p.m.  Q & A and Learning Outcome Review


Dr. Cronin, CEO, Resilient Solutions, LLC

Dr. Cronin is the CEO of Resilient Solutions, LLC a Mission Critical Consultancy firm founded in 2003 that is focused on data center Management, Operations, Marketing, Forensics and Research. Previously, Dr. Cronin has also held the positions as Technical Managing Director for the Research Foundation at Binghamton University, COO of Steel ORCA and 20 years handling back office operations for multiple Wall Street firms.

Currently, his efforts are spotlighting data center efficiency research, data center education, application of 400V direct current power distribution, integration of renewable resources.

Dr. Cronin is a founder of 7×24 Exchange, serves as a Columnist and Advisor for Mission Critical Magazine, is a Subject Matter Expert in developing a Mission Critical academic degree program, is the creator of the “Containerized and Modular Data Center” discussion group on LinkedIn and sits on the Boards of several Mission Critical Industry groups. 

For over 30 years Dr. Cronin has been a leader in the operational aspects of technology in both Enterprise and Colocation operations. The greater part of his career has been with large fortune 500 financial and retail organizations.

Dr. Cronin is a graduate of Villanova where he earned a BS in Accounting and holds a Doctorate of Mission Critical Operations from AATC University


DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City

300 Army Navy Dr

Arlington, VA 22202

Reserve your room:

please call 1-703-416-4100

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of April 28 – 30, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$189.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to April 9, 2019.

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