Hot Ticket where EU gets priority, Google’s Data Center Summit 2011 in Zurich May 24

Google will officially announce its Data Center Summit 2011 next week for the world of Google data center followers.  Attendance is limited so not everyone can go.  What will get you to the top of the list of potential attendees is if you are based out of the EU and you have a passion for energy efficiency in the data center. 

Information about the Summit itself is straightforward - innovative thinkers and industry leaders are coming together to discuss energy efficiency best practices for data centres. For Google's part, we will share the total cost of ownership analysis of a computing and network room (CRN) retrofit and explain how seawater cooling makes sense for our facility in Finland. Other presenters will give similar accounts of the results from adhering to efficiency best practices as well as taking advantage of local cooling solutions. We are hoping to see the European data centre community continue to focus on improving operational efficiency.

If you don’t qualify pass this post on to a Green Data Center friend in the EU.


With Google’s permission I am sharing the event web site before they post the event on their blog next week.


Here is the event schedule with speakers.

Event Schedule

Keynotes on data centre sustainability and best practices
Zahl Limbuwala, Chartered Institute for IT; Harkeeret Singh, The Green Grid

Best practice implementation case studies
Joe Kava, Google; Dean Nelson, eBay

Panel discussion
James Hamilton, Amazon; Robert Coupland, Telecity Group; Brian Waddell, Norman Disney and Young; Mark Eichenberger, UBS


Local cooling solutions and geo-independent approaches to efficiency
Joe Kava, Google; Dileep Bhandarkar, Microsoft; Jochen Berger, PlusServer; Chris Malone, Google

Panel discussion
Mark Monroe, The Green Grid; Andre Oppermann, DeepGreen; Bruno Michel, IBM Research Lab; Jeff Monroe, Verne Global


I’ll be at the event and most likely will attend DataCenterDynamics Zurich the day after and try to add some data center tours while I am there.