Forward thinking to Maximise Data Centre Efficiency

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(Host) Caroline Hitchins, (Moderator) Mark Acton, Alan Beresford, Andy Hirst, Graeme Gordon
Host: Caroline Hitchins, Datacentre.me

Moderator: Mark Acton, Uptime Institute

Alan Beresford, EcoCooling Ltd
Andy Hirst, Sudlows
Graeme Gordon, IFB
Apr 27 2012
49 mins
Forward thinking to Maximise Data Centre Efficiency
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