Sponsors – The Future of the Data Centre 2010

nlyte Software

Company profile

According to Forrester, effective management of the data centre infrastructure is now so complex that it needs to be formally managed. nlyte Software is the leading provider of data centre performance management (DCPM) solutions. Designed by data centre management professionals, the nlyte DCPM suite helps data centre managers improve the efficiency and management of their data centre assets and associated physical infrastructure (including power and cooling).

Through a single solution, the nlyte Process Cycle delivers seamless management across entire data centres.

· Discover and Visualise all data centre assets
· Model and effectively Control the estate
· Benefit from real-time status Reporting
· Plan for the future by Predicting future trends and requirements

SImply Manage IT Complexity

Company profile

Avocent from Emerson Network Power is the leading, global provider of IT operations management solutions that help customers manage IT complexity from the desktop to the data centre to deliver IT-business alignment.

Avocent’s hardware, software and embedded technologies provide IT organisations with centralised, always-on management of critical IT assets. Avocent technology enables CTOs, IT directors and IT administrators to control local and remote servers, network devices, security appliances, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices from a single console. Avocent’s solutions include solutions for keyboard, video, and mouse access; serial console access; client systems, security and business process management; power management; computer and display extension; and embedded technology including intelligent platform management interface (IPMI). Businesses depend on their IT infrastructure and rely on Avocent to help them manage and maintain it – regardless of location.

With more than 25 years of experience, Avocent's business focus is on developing innovative, user-friendly tools enabling greater productivity and management continuity for the IT department. Complex, heterogeneous, and widely dispersed systems are easily managed through intuitive screens, menus and interfaces, providing an unprecedented level of control and flexibility to support problem resolution and preventive measures. Significant R&D investments provide Avocent customers with the latest technology, focused on solving the challenge of managing, maintaining, and ensuring always-on availability for a growing installed base of IT elements.

Key Customers include Microsoft, Intel, HP, Dell, IBM, Lenovo, Time Warner, Verizon, General Electric, Exxon Mobil, Google, Yahoo, Walt Disney Co., FedEx, and Home Depot.

www.avocent.com

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Exponential-e is founded on the principles of thought-leadership and innovation. We were the first provider in the UK to deploy VPLS services as far back as 2006 and made our first VPLS customer live a few months later. We have four years of implementation experience gained from making successive customers live and managing their VPLS networks.

Our ethos is to leverage state-of-the-art technology and combine it with our intellectual skill and experience to construct leading-edge VPLS WANs. Our on-going investment in next-generation fibre infrastructure and R&D in VPLS technology ensures we deliver our clients significant competitive advantages in network integration, consolidation, speed, QoS and security which translates into network cost savings for our clients of up to 40% on their current spend

Company profile

As specialists in the design, build and management of bespoke data centre solutions, Sentrum offers a complete range of flexible, cost-effective data centre products to accommodate requirements of all sizes.

Bespoke Data Suites:
Sentrum is the first data centre operator to offer fully customised solutions, with dedicated plant for every data suite. This means that every client has their own plant located outside their own suite ensuring that all of the equipment can be maintained without any intrusion or impact to the running of the data suite, enabling clients to maximise the usage of their technical space. Solutions are tailor-made to each individual client’s specific needs – from the size of the data suite through to the power configuration and level of resilience (Tier III+).

Colocation & Disaster Recovery:
As an extension of Sentrum’s existing portfolio of data centre services, Sentrum Solutions brings a fresh new perspective to colocation and disaster recovery by delivering all the benefits of a large corporate data centre to clients with smaller requirements, from a single rack upwards.

For further information on Sentrum, visit our website: www.sentrum.com.

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GlassHouse Technologies is a global provider of data center infrastructure consulting services. We focus on data center consolidations, virtualization, security, storage, data protection and managed services.

GlassHouse consultants offer a vendor-independent approach to architect, implement and operate IT environments that drive high performance and agility through cloud computing and a service provider model. GlassHouse transforms infrastructures to deliver high value services that align to business needs, enabling cloud computing and accelerated return on investments while mitigating operational inefficiencies and risk.

Website: http://www.glasshouse.com/

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TelecityGroup are the leading provider of premium network-independent data centres in Europe

Headquartered in London, TelecityGroup operates 23 data centres located in prime positions across Europe for commerce and connectivity, including Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris, and Stockholm. From colocation to fully managed hosting environments, we offer a suite of premium data centre and associated IT and internet services that are designed to meet organisations’ evolving needs for scalability, flexibility, efficiency, security and connectivity.

Our secure, resilient data centres house mission critical technical, web and internet infrastructure under one roof. By serving as secure locations for IT infrastructure, our data centres enable you to run, store, share and distribute applications, content and media effectively.

We help you reduce infrastructure cost; deliver unparalleled levels of connectivity and reliability, so that you can focus on core business issues.

TelecityGroup is financially secure and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (TCY.L).

Web: www.telecity.com

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Minkels develops, manufactures and markets energy saving solutions for greener data centres. Our flexible range of housings, containment, cooling and monitoring products help you to facilitate best practices to meet the challenges of the Carbon Reduction Commitment legislation.

Minkels VariconditionTM cooling solutions include High Density Air Cooled cabinets, highly efficient H20 Water Cooled cabinets and Cold Corridor® containment. Proven cooling energy savings of 30% can be achieved with the Cold Corridor, with further savings in combination with free cooling.

Minkels VaricontrolTM Monitoring enables you to measure and manage your energy use, environmental conditions, access control and chargeable kW hours.

W: www.minkels.com

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Migration Solutions is the UK's only vendor independent, specialist consultancy focussed on computer rooms and data centres. Providing a range of consultancy services including design, best practice operation, environmental assessments and outsource partner selection, Migration Solutions offers a unique and unrivalled level of expertise to computer room and data centres customers.Previous projects have included design and project management of Data Centres ranging in size from 50m to 10,000m incorporating varying degrees of complexity and sophistication of security, building infrastructure, power, cooling, IT infrastructure and fire detection systems, according to individual client demands.In Migration Solutions' relocation work the company has had project responsibility for the migration of large Data Centres involving several thousand servers to smaller estates where an entire facility has been moved overnight. In these activities Migration Solutions works closely with the client team to understand the impact the loss of ICT services will have on the business and how much risk a client is prepared to accept.Migration Solutions is independent of any vendor or service provider and offers clients unbiased advice to ensure that the most effective solutions are developed to meet the client's requirements unconstrained by any particular vendor's product range or capability.

W: www.migrationsolutions.com

Company profile

Part of SSE Group, the second-largest supplier of energy in the UK, SSE Data Centres offers dedicated carrier-neutral data centre and colocation space to customers at locations UK wide. We offer the benefits of strong commercial security, control of our own energy generation and supply, and turnkey delivery of flexible solutions by our own mechanical and electrical design and engineering team. Space is available now at our highly efficient Hampshire Tier III+ location, where private data centre PODs can be fitted to your bespoke requirements in less than eight weeks and which has been selected by major organisations including the Kingfisher Group. Other SSE Data Centre sites available and in development are located throughout the UK.

SSE Data Centre locations are diversely connected to multiple carriers including SSE Telecoms, the fourth-largest owner of fibre-optic network in the UK. SSE Telecoms supplies customers with bespoke and standard connectivity solutions including dark fibre, wavelengths, VPLS and Liquid BandwidthTM Ethernet.

W: www.sse.com

Pete Swabey

Pete Swabey

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