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  • Subject: [I2-NEWS] Merit Network Presenting "Data Center Infrastructure Management" Online Course
  • Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:29:19 -0400

Merit Network announces Online Learning for "Data Center Infrastructure Management," Nov. 16-18

For the first time Merit offers Professional Learning opportunity to the Education Community Nationwide

October 28, 2010

Ann Arbor, Mich. - Merit Network Inc. announced today that it is hosting "Data Center Infrastructure Management" as its first online learning class. The three-day course is provided through Merit's Professional Learning program and will take place on November 16-18, 2010.

This is the first time the national education community will have the ability to attend a Merit Professional Learning course online.

Andy Rosenzweig, manager of professional learning at Merit, is pleased that Merit is able to offer expanded online learning opportunities.

"Providing this course and others via a desktop interface helps shrink the tremendous distances between Merit's Members throughout Michigan," he said. "Online learning also provides a way for us to serve organizations that are part of other research and education communities nationwide."

Elwood Downing, Merit's vice president of member relations, communications and services, views online learning as an integral part of Merit Professional Learning moving forward.

"Merit Professional Learning provides current information about trends and advances in networking and technology for research and education, as well as opportunities in which like-minded community members can learn from each other's work and spark collaboration," Downing said.

"Merit Professional Learning will continue to facilitate personal networking interaction. A virtual element will be utilized more to improve learning and help the community grow."

"Data Center Infrastructure Management" will provide knowledge about the professional management of data facilities, which is increasingly important for organizations of all types and sizes. It is of interest to individuals who manage data centers or server rooms, IT staff with hardware responsibilities, and facilities staff.

"This course is highly relevant as changes in technology heighten the need for highly functional data centers," said Rosenzweig.

"Trends like cloud computing and desktop virtualization are adding to the services that are provided from centralized computing facilities," he added. "At the same time, today's higher-performance servers place new demands on power management and cooling, and it is important for organizations to have ongoing knowledge about meeting those needs."

Significant savings are available for individuals from any organization to attend "Data Center Infrastructure Management," made possible through the contributions of Merit's Community Supporter Program.

Registration and more information are available at:

About Merit Network

Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan's public universities, owns and operates America's longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan's public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained on the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking solutions to public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations.

  • [I2-NEWS] Merit Network Presenting "Data Center Infrastructure Management" Online Course, Brian Warkoczeski, 10/28/2010

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