Google Data Center Efficiency Summit

I had the opportunity to attend Google’s Data Center Efficiency Summit. During the summit, Google took some of the mystery of their data center operations. In addition to a number of presenters, Google displayed one of their custom server models. It is an interesting approach where the server itself holds the battery that provides redundancy.

Videos and presentations from the Google Data Center Efficiency Summit have been posted to YouTube. Here are links to them:

Google Container Data Center Tour

Google Data Center Water Treatment Plant

Summit Presentations 1 of 3

Summit Presentations 2 of 3

Summit Presentations 3 of 3

Tim Crawford is ranked as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers (#4), Top 100 Most Social CIOs (#7), Top 20 People Most Retweeted by IT Leaders (#5) and Top 100 Cloud Experts and Influencers. Tim is a strategic CIO & advisor that works with large global enterprise organizations across a number of industries including financial services, healthcare, major airlines and high-tech. Tim’s work differentiates and catapults organizations in transformative ways through the use of technology as a strategic lever. Tim takes a provocative, but pragmatic approach to the intersection of business and technology. Tim is an internationally renowned CIO thought leader including Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT). Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics and National Semiconductor. Tim is also the host of the CIO In The Know (CIOitk) podcast. CIOitk is a weekly podcast that interviews CIOs on the top issues facing CIOs today. Tim holds an MBA in International Business with Honors from Golden Gate University Ageno School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Golden Gate University.

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