SAN JOSE, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group today announced that they will host the 2009 Data Center Energy Efficiency Summit, an all-day symposium dedicated to sustainable data center design, energy efficient engineering, and operational practices for green computing. The summit will be held on October 15, 2009 at NetApp headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. NetApp CEO and President Tom Georgens will kick off the proceedings with a keynote address titled "A New Era in IT."

Data centers in the United States used approximately 61 billion kWh of electricity in 2006, doubling the amount used in 2000. That's enough electricity to power 5.8 million households, according to a recent EPA report. The summit will focus on best practices and real-world technology implementations to reduce data center electricity consumption and costs.

The summit will feature the following highlights:

  • Twelve case studies and demonstrations by data center operators from major silicon valley companies
  • A CIO roundtable lunch featuring, among others, Michael Kirwan, CIO of Yahoo!, and Rosario Alvarez, CIO of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • A panel on data center strategies for a carbon-constrained future
  • Updates on DOE data center programs and funding
  • Chill Off 2 (CO2), an expansion of the first Chill Off, which was showcased at the 2008 Energy Summit, will include findings and perspectives from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Major sponsors of the 2009 Data Center Energy Efficiency Summit include Pacific Gas & Electric Company, the California Energy Commission, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NetApp, and the University of California Institute for Energy and Environment.

For more information and to register for the Summit, go to

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