Thursday, August 1, 2013

RIP: Kenneth Brill, Pioneer of Data Center Design and Founder of Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute, which is best known for its creation and global administration of the Tier Standard for data centers, announced the death of its founder, Kenneth G. Brill, who passed away on Tuesday.


Mr. Brill was the Founder of the Uptime Institute and the Site Uptime Network. Many data center industry innovations over the past 25 years are underpinned by his original concepts, including dual power, the industry's Tier system for evaluating and classifying data center facility performance, and IT/facility energy efficiency and productivity measurement. Mr. Brill's research into the economic meltdown of Moore’s Law, data center productivity and energy efficiency, and IT's declining economics form core knowledge to be taken into account by corporate leaders charged with business performance, profitability and sustainability.

"Ken Brill was inspired in his thinking, and resolute in his principles," said Julian Kudritzki, COO of Uptime Institute. "As a personality and an innovator, he left an indelible imprint on the IT and data center industry. His innovations are so fundamental to the progression of the data center industry over time that it is difficult to believe they can be traced back to the energy and passion of a single man. With Ken's passing, the industry mourns a ferocious critic and committed agent of change."

http://uptimeinstitute.com/images/stories/press_releases/Public_Announcement_Ken_Brill_Passing.pdf

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