Bob cassiliano to present upsite technologies founder ken brill to receive 1st ever lifetime achievement award from 7×24 exchange international

New Jersey, May 30th, 2013

Upsite Technologies Founder Ken Brill to Receive First Ever Lifetime Achievement Award from 7×24 Exchange International

Upsite Technologies, Inc., a leader in data center airflow management solutions, today announced that its founder, Kenneth G. Brill, will receive the first ever 7×24 Exchange International Lifetime Achievement Award during 7×24 Exchange’s next annual conference, which will occur June 2-5 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Kenneth Brill founded both Upsite Technologies and the Uptime Institute, a leading authority dedicated to improving data center performance and efficiency through research, collaboration, innovation and education. Additionally, Mr. Brill Co-founded the Uninterruptable Uptime Users Group, now known as 7X24 Exchange International.

Described as brilliant, curious, independent and unyielding, Mr. Brill has worked extensively to promote data center uptime and IT energy efficiency. Brill was the originator of a number of data-center innovations, such as the industry’s widely-adopted tiered system for evaluating and classifying data center availability levels. Mr. Brill has also been recognized by the Uptime Institute Symposium and the British Computer Society.

The award will be presented by Robert J. Cassiliano, President and CEO of Business Information Services and Chairman & CEO of 7×24 Exchange International. “7×24 Exchange International is honored to recognize Ken for his lifetime of accomplishments,” said Bob Cassiliano “It is a uniquely special individual that influences an industry with their leadership; Ken Brill is such a person with his significant and demonstrable contribution to the Mission Critical Industry. Ken has been a friend, a mentor and an industry colleague and for that, I am forever grateful.”

Accepting the award on Mr. Brill’s behalf will be longtime colleague, W. Pitt Turner IV. “I am honored to be able to accept this award on behalf of my friend and leading data center pioneer, Ken Brill,” said Pitt Turner. “Ken’s leadership in the data center space over the last thirty years has led to increased efficiency and operational excellence within the industry.”

Others that will pay tribute to Mr. Brill include David Schirmacher President of 7X24 Exchange International and Senior Vice President of Operations at Digital Realty, and Dennis Cronin, COO of Steel ORCA and one of the founders 7X24 Exchange International.

“Upsite Technologies congratulates Ken on his substantial achievements,” said John Thornell, President of Upsite Technologies. “A leader in creating cutting-edge data center airflow solutions, Upsite owes its beginnings to Ken and celebrates his initiative, ideas and influence in the data center industry.”

About Upsite Technologies

Upsite Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Ken Brill, who in 1993 established the Uptime Institute, a think tank dedicated to understanding, improving, educating and expanding awareness of uptime and optimal efficiencies in data centers. Upsite Technologies leveraged the experience and knowledge obtained at the Uptime Institute to create its first energy-efficiency products and services, including the Integral Grommet, Upsite’s first KoldLok® product. Upsite, now regarded as a pioneer in airflow management solutions, continues to engineer, design and manufacture its award-winning, patented precision-sealing LOK Family of Solutions™. Sharing the science and executing it to optimize the data center is what sets Upsite apart in the industry. Upsite’s products and services empower data center managers to reduce costs and improve key elements of data center operations. The company partners with proven leaders in the data center airflow management industry throughout the United States, EMEA and the Asia Pacific region. Additional information can be found at


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