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Anixter Launches Nationwide Seminar Series to Help Data Centers Improve Efficiency, Security and Sustainability

GLENVIEW, Ill. , April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Anixter is pleased to announce the launch of its 2010 Seminar Series, Solving the Data Center Optimization Puzzle: Infrastructure, Security and Sustainability. In today's challenging economic environment, data centers can struggle to maintain performance while addressing new business opportunities. In response, Anixter (NYSE: AXE) pulled together some of the leading resources from the data center and networking industries to help the next generation of data centers capture and implement emerging technologies in three fast-growing, highly evolving market segments.

Now in its 10th year, Anixter's Seminar Series continues to address the latest standards and technologies in the data center, security, telecommunications and sustainability fields to help end-users, and contractors/integrators draw insight from a variety of perspectives to understand emerging trends, capture new opportunities and avoid risk. As data center technologies and challenges have evolved, so has the format and presentation of Anixter's Seminar Series.

An innovative video presentation focusing on data center optimization will be broadcast in movie theaters in 11 cities in the U.S. and Canada . In addition to Anixter's technical experts, the presentation will feature interviews from representatives for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Green Grid and the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In addition to the video presentation and live panel, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with leading infrastructure and security manufacturers.

Speakers from IBM, the TIA, the IEEE and Security Technology Executive magazine will participate in the live panel. Many industry-leading manufacturers will also be present for networking. Topics covered in the presentation and live panel will be those that are most pressing to contractors, integrators, end-users, architects, consultants and engineers—from sustainability and the green movement to physical security and data center infrastructure. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn a BICSI continuing education credit.

As part of today's news, Anixter is also announcing that all attendees will receive a complimentary copy of a Gartner research paper entitled “Newer Power and Cooling Technologies are Making Inroads in the Data Center, but More can be Done.” The report examines the latest data center trends and issues surrounding power and cooling in the data center.

Dates include Dallas, TX (May 13 ); Indianapolis, IN (June 24 ); Toronto, ON (June 24 ); Des Moines, IA (July 22 ); Cheshire, CT (August 5 ); Philadelphia, PA (August 26 ); Detroit, MI (September 23 ); Cleveland, OH (October 14 ); Seattle, WA (October 28 ); and Charlotte, NC (November 4 ). To register for Anixter's 2010 Seminar Series: Solving the Data Center Optimization Puzzle, visit anixter.com/events or call 1.800.ANIXTER.

About Anixter

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of communications products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small parts. The company adds value to the distribution process by providing its customers access to 1) innovative inventory management programs; 2) more than 450,000 products and over $900 million in inventory; 3) 225 warehouses with more than 7 million square feet of space; and 4) locations in 265 cities in 52 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago , Anixter trades on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.

SOURCE Anixter International

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