Free webinars explore data center efficiency

The Washington State University Energy Program Redirecting to a non-government site is presenting two webinars in November on Energy Efficient Emerging Technologies for Data Centers, as part of the Emerging Technologies Showcase Redirecting to a non-government site series.

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, IT Equipment and Power Management Redirecting to a non-government site will cover solid state drives, storage area network and network core consolidation, server virtualization, high-efficiency UPS equipment, and power management for IT equipment.

HVAC for Data Centers Redirecting to a non-government site, on Nov. 26, features HVAC data center technologies and includes airflow management and air-side economizers for data centers, premium HVAC equipment, ongoing commissioning of economizers, and direct server cabinet cooling.

An E3T Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of regional and national information technology and data center experts are in the process of identifying, ranking and scoring IT technologies with the greatest potential for reducing data center energy use in the Pacific Northwest. Ten of the top technologies will be highlighted in these webinars.

Both webinars will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time.   There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.

Sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) with support from Western, these monthly webinars present the latest information about promising energy efficiency technologies and practices BPA is considering for future research opportunities or focus areas. All webinars are recorded and available on the E3T website and Conduit Redirecting to a non-government site.