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The Life of Kenneth Brill: A Tribute to the Father of the Data Center Industry [Infographic]

Kenneth G. Brill, Founder, Uptime Institute,  passed away earlier this month. Mr. Brill pioneered several innovations in the  data center industry over the past 25 years, including  dual power, the industry’s Tier system for evaluating and classifying data center facility performance, and IT/facility energy efficiency and productivity measurement. His research  into the economic meltdown of Moore’s Law, data center productivity and energy efficiency, and IT’s declining economics have had a a major impact on the data center performance and sustainability. The infographic below by Who Is Hosting This takes a unique look at the life Mr. Brill and examines the legacy he left behind.

Kenneth G. Brill, Founder, Uptime Institute, Passes Away

Kenneth G. Brill, Founder, Uptime Institute, has passed away. Mr. Brill pioneered several innovations in the  data center industry over the past 25 years, including  dual power, the industry’s Tier system for evaluating and classifying data center facility performance, and IT/facility energy efficiency and productivity measurement. His research  into the economic meltdown of Moore’s Law, data center productivity and energy efficiency, and IT’s declining economics have had a major impact on the data center performance and sustainability. Mr. Brill founded the Uptime Institute, often called the  “The Global Data Center Authority” in 1993.  In 2009, the Institute was acquired by The 451 Group, a technology-industry analyst company. Mr. Brill  held an undergraduat...

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