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CAPS Hosts AFCOM Atlanta Chapter Event to Discuss Extending the Life of Aging Data Centers - Corus 360 Co-hosts July 16 Event at CAPS Duluth, GA Data Center


CAPS announces its CAPS Duluth, Georgia data center will host an event in conjunction with the Atlanta Chapter of AFCOM and Corus 360. The joint event will feature a presentation entitled "From Mean to Lean and Green: Extending the Life of your Aging Data Center" and will take place on July 16, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The address is 2445 Commerce Ave., Duluth, GA 30096 and the phone is (800) 542-2773. A light lunch and tours will be provided. Registration - http://www.afcom-atlanta.org/page3.asp

CAPS Hosts AFCOM Atlanta Chapter Event to Discuss Extending the Life of Aging Data Centers - Corus 360 Co-hosts July 16 Event at CAPS Duluth, GA Data Center
Atlanta, GA, July 10, 2009 --(PR.com)-- CAPS, a leading IT infrastructure solutions provider, announces today its CAPS Duluth, Georgia data center will host its first event in conjunction with the Atlanta Chapter of AFCOM, the world’s largest data center association. The joint event will feature a presentation entitled "From Mean to Lean and Green: Extending the Life of your Aging Data Center" by an executive from co-host Corus 360, a technology consulting and solutions company. The event will take place on July 16, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT. The address for CAPS Duluth is 2445 Commerce Ave., Duluth, GA 30096; the phone number is (800) 542-2773.

A light lunch will be served. CAPS will also provide tours of the facility at the presentations’ conclusion. AFCOM-Atlanta’s website has a dedicated event registration URL - http://www.afcom-atlanta.org/page3.asp. The CAPS website provides directions to the CAPS Duluth, GA data center - http://www.capsbrs.com/directions.php.

The event, in keeping with AFCOM’s worldwide support of data center professionals’ educational, networking and professional development needs, will provide attendees with an informational environment that encourages interactive discussion.

The Corus360 presentation will focus on organizations facing difficulties surviving this tough economy, and reasons why the time is right for a strategic green approach to extend aging data centers’ lifecycle. Attendees will learn more about the ramifications of aging data centers (averaging seventeen years), rising power and cooling demands, applying modern technology, and retrofitting old server rooms becoming increasingly less feasible. In addition, they will hear about rising averages in data center construction costs, key differences between tiered facilities’ costs, and tightening capital and credit availability to make improvements. The event also offers a discussion focused on how to affordably and efficiently improve capacity in an existing facility and overall power usage effectiveness.

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Corus360 is a technology consulting and solutions company with over ten years of success helping clients to better leverage technology investments to satisfy strategic and tactical business requirements. Corus 360’s team of consultants and engineers hails from all major industries and average over fifteen years of experience in performance improvement and sustainability, IT operations, and enterprise technologies. The company helps clients solve business problems, reduce costs, and enhance efficiency through business-aligned technology solutions by applying proven methodologies that, in aggregate, help organizations reduce risk, quicken response to business challenges, and better utilize assets through the full technology lifecycle.

AFCOM, since 1980, is the only association dedicated to providing education and resources for data center managers. Its mission is to enable data center management professionals to share industry best practices by providing a forum for dissemination of critical information; to provide education on key data center management issues; to provide the industry's most comprehensive insight and analysis in key areas affecting all data-intensive organizations; and to be the most comprehensive and effective resource available to the overall data center community.

The AFCOM-Atlanta event is part of CAPS expanded profile. CAPS provides total IT infrastructure solutions at its SAS 70 Type II facilities. It acquired their 56,000 square foot Duluth, GA facility to serve metro Atlanta and the surrounding southeastern states. Two Shelton, CT data center facilities serve the northeast, Boston through New York business corridor. CAPS offerings include a full range of services - collocation, managed services, disk-to-disk data backup, workstation facilities, mobile disaster recovery, and DR/BC to support large enterprise and SMB clients. Forrester’s 2008 WaveTM report cited CAPS as a “strong performer” in the Fixed-Site Disaster Recovery Service Provider category. According to the report “CAPS can offer high-performance solutions in its region, and boasts very high customer satisfaction levels.”

About AFCOM
AFCOM (www.afcom.com) is a leading association that supports the educational and professional development needs of data center professionals around the globe. Established in 1980, AFCOM currently boasts more than 4,500 members and 38 chapters worldwide, and provides data center professionals with unique networking opportunities and educational forums and resources through its bi-annual Data Center World Conference and Expo, published magazines, regional chapters, research and hotline services, and industry alliances.

About Corus360
Corus360 is a technology consulting and solutions company with over 10 years of success helping clients better leverage technology investments to satisfy strategic and tactical business requirements. We specialize in best of breed infrastructure solutions, IT management consulting, Data Center technologies, disaster recovery, managed services and enterprise applications. For more information, call 888.CORUS.08 or visit WWW.CORUS360.COM.

About Computer Alternative Processing Sites (CAPS), Inc.
CAPS, an IT infrastructure total solutions provider, has flexible, scalable solutions for the entire enterprise. SMB and large cap clients house real-time production or backup, disaster recovery and business continuity operations at our first-class data centers and workstation facilities. CAPS facilities offer custom co-location packages, various levels of managed services, disk-to-disk data backup/archiving/storage, mobile recovery support, secured 7x24 access, carrier/vendor-neutral access to top telecom vendors, SAS70 Type II compliance and a “best of breed” data center infrastructure for ongoing operations. CAPS serves the Boston-New York corridor and the Atlanta region plus the surrounding states. Please visit us at www.capsbrs.com.

AFCOM Media Relations:
Jeremy Gilbertson, VP - Atlanta Chapter
P: (404) 217.6882
E: jeremy.gilbertson@afcom-atlanta.com

CAPS Media Relations:
Michael Vallone, BlueEyes Marketing
P: (646) 643-9081
E: michael.blueeyes@gmail.com

Corus360 Media Relations:
Rachel Patterson
P: (770) 300 4786
E: rpatterson@corus360.com

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BlueEyes Marketing (for CAPS)
Michael Vallone
+1 (646) 643-9081
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www.capsbrs.com
+ (203) 925-3943 at CAPS

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