Upsite Technologies to Discuss Cooling Optimization, ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines, and More at AFCOM’s Data Center World8 min read

by | Mar 3, 2020 | Press

Upsite continues to share its thought leadership and research-backed best practices with data center and IT managers

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – March 3, 2020 – Upsite Technologies, the global leader in data center airflow management and cooling optimization solutions, announced today that it will participate in AFCOM’s Data Center World Global Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 16-19.

Upsite Senior Engineer and Company Science Officer, Lars Strong P.E., will be speaking in three sessions at the event, two of which will be co-presented with other industry renown experts:

Cooling Optimization 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Data Center Cooling
Co-Presenter: Dean Boyle, CEO, EkkoSense
Track: Data Center Essentials
Date: Monday, March 16
Time: 2:10pm – 3:10pm

Solving Challenges in Cooling Miniature/Edge Data Centers
Co-Presenter: Hector Diaz, Partner, Easter-Owens
Track: Optimizing Data Center Delivery & Performance
Date: Tuesday, March 17
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

Clarifying ASHRAE’s Recommended vs. Allowable Temperature Envelopes and How to Raise Cooling Set Points Without Raising Inlet Temperatures
Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management
Date: Tuesday, March 17
Time: 12:40pm – 1:40pm

Each session will explore different issues experienced by data centers today in regards to cooling and airflow management, and will provide valuable education and actionable tips based on Upsite’s research. “I am excited to be back at Data Center World this year to share our knowledge and recent research on data center cooling with other professionals in the industry,” said Lars Strong. “Airflow management and cooling optimization are two fundamental and necessary steps for data centers of all shapes and sizes but yet, are still practices that are not fully understood or well-practiced in the industry. I am happy to continue the conversations on cooling optimization and cooling the edge with my colleagues Dean Boyle and Hector Diaz [respectively],” Strong added.

In addition to the conference speaking sessions, Upsite will also display its award-winning line of products at booth #608, including their AisleLok® Modular Containment and HotLok® SwitchFix solutions. Upsite will also be exhibiting EkkoSense’s powerful thermal monitoring and cooling optimization software, EkkoSoft® Critical, as EkkoSense’s North American reseller and master distribution partner, per their agreement signed late last year.  

To learn more about Upsite’s best-in-class solutions, stop by their booth (#608) at Data Center World.

About Upsite Technologies

Upsite Technologies® is the industry leader in data center airflow management and cooling optimization. Upsite provides a full suite of products and services designed to optimize data center cooling systems, allowing managers to maximize cooling capacity while reducing energy costs. Upsite distributes its award-winning line of services and products, including KoldLok®, HotLok®, and AisleLok®, through leading channel partners in the data center industry throughout the United States, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC regions.

Upsite Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Ken Brill, creator of the Uptime Institute, and in 2018, was acquired by Aquila, Inc., an employee-owned technology firm with over 35 years of experience in IT related services. The company is since officially Upsite Technologies, a division of Aquila.

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