Uptime Institute Symposium Keynote Speakers to Outline Vision for the Global Digital Infrastructure Evolution

 Uptime Institute Symposium Keynote Speakers to Outline Vision for the Global
                       Digital Infrastructure Evolution

Best Minds in the Business to Share Knowledge on How to Improve Performance,
Availability, Energy Efficiency and Profitability in IT and Data Center

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, May 7, 2013

NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives from Microsoft, Twitter and
Rostelecom lead the roster of prestigious keynote speakers at the upcoming
Uptime Institute Symposium 2013. The conference is focused on the Global
Digital Infrastructure Evolution, providing a forum for IT and data center
executives to examine how best to manage and influence the rapidly changing
enterprise computing and data center environment.

Uptime Institute Symposium 2013 takes place May 13-16, 2013 at Santa Clara
(Calif.) Convention Center. For more information on Symposium, see:

"Uptime Institute Symposium 2013 will bring together IT and data center
leaders from around the world to gain actionable insights that will shape
their companies' future success," said Matt Stansberry, Director of Content
and Publications at Uptime Institute. "Our keynote speakers will share their
unique perspectives on how leading organizations – such as Twitter, Microsoft
and Rostelecom – are advancing data center strategies to improve financial,
business and organizational performance."

The Symposium industry keynote speakers are:

Twitter's data center evolution
Anoop Mavath, Director, Global Data Center Services at Twitter, will explain
how his company has deployed data center infrastructure to keep pace with the
constraints and changing demands of managing one of the most dynamic workloads
on the Web. Mavath will discuss design specifications, financing models,
vendor management, dynamic growth, geographic presence, energy efficiency and
his company's green programs.

The cloud will change the data center … Forever
Christian Belady, General Manager of Data Center Services at Microsoft, will
present on how the latest trends in cloud computing may impact data centers:
Cloud-optimized servers, fail-in-place and self-healing IT, and a shift to
OpEx-driven accounting. Belady will also share his organization's experience,
building out the cloud infrastructure to support more than 200 cloud services
for more than a billion customers.

Building Russia's cloud computing platform
Alexander Martynyuk, Senior Project Director at Rostelecom, which is Russia's
largest national telecommunications operator, will present on his
organization's project to develop a national cloud computing platform. To
support this initiative, Rostelecom is building what will become the largest
data center in Russia. Martynyuk will discuss how his organization is meeting
priorities, deadlines and budget on this complex project.

The annual Uptime Institute Symposium brings together industry stakeholders in
enterprise IT, finance, executive management, data center facilities and
corporate real estate to deal with the critical issues surrounding enterprise
computing. At Symposium, the best minds in the business gather to share
knowledge and discuss how the IT industry can meet its collective goals of
performance, availability, energy efficiency and profitability.

The conference has three tracks that are tailored to the primary professional
roles responsible for managing and influencing the Digital Infrastructure
Evolution: Senior IT Executives, Data Center Management and Operations and
Data Center Designers/Engineers.

Register to attend Uptime Institute Symposium 2013: The Global Digital
Infrastructure Evolution. Use the code VIP100 for a $100 discount.

About Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute provides independent thought leadership, certification,
education and professional services for the global digital infrastructure
industry. It serves all industry stakeholders, including enterprise and
third-party data center owners and operators, manufacturers, service providers
and engineers. Through Uptime Institute Professional Services, Uptime
Institute delivers due diligence assessments and certifications of site
infrastructure and site management in accordance with the Tier and Operational
Sustainability Standards.

Uptime Institute is a division of The 451 Group. Headquartered in New York,
with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, Washington DC, London,
Boston, Seattle, Denver, Sao Paulo, Dubai and Singapore, The 451 Group also
owns 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data
service provider focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation, and
Yankee Group, the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping companies to
profit in a mobile world.

SOURCE Uptime Institute

Website: http://www.uptimeinstitute.com.
Contact: Albie Jarvis, Porter Novelli, (617) 897-8236,
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