ATP August Meeting Notice


When:              Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Registration begins 8:30 a.m.; Meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.


Where:            Platform Lab, 1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus


Topic:              Data Center Success Stories 



The topic for our August meeting will be Data Centers, and we will hear from representatives of two major corporations and two providers/developers of data center sites.   We will be discussing current host/server requirements, WAN interconnections, environmental controls, power considerations -- all in the context of high reliability and site selection.  Our speakers are experienced and authoritative, and we will have plenty of opportunity to interact with the presenters.  Both site providers have offered ATP members to visit their facilities at a later date as well.


Our presenters will be:


Gregg Lowe, Abercrombie & Fitch, Senior Manager of Technical Operations in New Albany; is serving over 800 stores with the A&F, Hollister, and RUEHL brands.  A&F is ranked in the top 100 of web retailers.


Charlie Rinehart, NextEdge Technology Park, Springfield, with a representative of LexisNexis, who opened a data recovery site in NextEdge.  NextEdge is a 244-acre business park that has received nearly $30 million in startup funds. LexisNexis, founded in Dayton, provides 5 billion searchable documents to customers in 100 countries.


Steve Gruetter, Director, Platform Lab, which is an extensive testing and training facility operated as a partnership of TechColumbus and the Ohio Supercomputer Center. OSC also has a major facility with multiple Cray supercomputers in NextEdge doing research in data mining.


The meeting fee is $20 for members, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students.

To pre-register, use the new ATP web site at  When you pre-register before the deadline (5 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2007), your name is automatically entered in the drawing for a door prize. Please register early so that we may have an accurate count for seating and lunch. Your pre-registration assists us in keeping our costs down.