York Chapter

IBM Canada Leadership Data Centre Tour

Friday, April 17, 1:30pm

 

Location:IBM Canada Leadership Data Centre, 505 Bayview Drive, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 0M7

Fee: $15 plus a small Eventbrite processing fee

Registration: http://peoyork2015ibmdatacentre.eventbrite.com

 

ibm-canada-leadership-data-centreThe Barrie centre has been designed from the ground-up with the latest advancements in energy efficient data centre management, business continuity, resiliency, security and disaster recovery services to help organizations efficiently manage growth while reducing costs and securely mitigating risk. The plant manager will be guiding this engineering tour of the facilities, equipment and systems.

ibm-water-side-economizerAdvances in energy-efficient data centre management, such as the water-side economizer pictured here, use the colder winter air and water evaporation to cool the thermal energy from computer processors. This reduces the reliance on electricity-driven chillers, delivering 210 days of free cooling annually for IBM's Barrie-based data centre."

Cameras, videos or cellphone pictures are not allowed within the facilities. Attendees will be required to sign-in, present photo ID at the entrance before commencing the tour. Members only on this tour as space is limited to 20 persons. Tours tend to fill up very quickly!

Rick Vender, P.Eng.
Program Director
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