Tracks

Security + Risk is being held on Day 2. This track is focused on helping those professionals tasked with assessing the risk and managing the security of evermore distributed mission critical infrastructure and ICT systems.

Registration and Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

All-Conference Keynote: The Perfect Storm Intensifies - The Convergence of BigData, Cloud and the Internet of Things is Now at Full Strength

Mac Devine, VP/CTO, SDN & Innovation Services, Cloud Division (SoftLayer), IBM

Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. Without bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover you either end up with an Internet of something and/or a big mess of data.  

Presentations

The Future of Data Center Cabling: Base-2, Base-8, Base-12 and Base-24 Cabling

David Kozischek, Market Manager, Enterprise Networks, Corning Optical Communications

Networks continue to evolve and grow. Next-generation data centers will migrate to higher speeds like 40G, 100G and 400G. As data centers grow and migrate to higher speeds the structured cabling system becomes a key component that influences the design and functionality of all the other components in the data center. This presentation analyzes and discusses cabling options to determine the best solution for today’s networks and the networks of tomorrow.

Servers + Storage

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Interactive Workshop: Hands-on Holistic Data Center Design Clinic Featuring Belden Data Center Ready Solutions and Experts

Michael Salvador , Technical Solutions Manager, Belden

Understanding the technology that drives business today and preparing for the future requires a new approach to data center design. The holistic approach discusses the need for in-depth analysis of the data center to create an energy efficient, scalable, agile, and flexible design. This workshop provides displays and demos that will show how the cabling infrastructure fits into this approach as well as access to Belden's team of experts and the opportunity to get familiar with the Belden solutions within Fiber, Copper, and Infrastructure products.

This workshop is being held on the 5th floor in the Security + Risk Hall (Booth/Edison rooms).

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Interactive Workshop: Hands-on Holistic Data Center Design Clinic Featuring Belden Data Center Ready Solutions and Experts

Michael Salvador , Technical Solutions Manager, Belden

Understanding the technology that drives business today and preparing for the future requires a new approach to data center design. The holistic approach discusses the need for in-depth analysis of the data center to create an energy efficient, scalable, agile, and flexible design. This workshop provides displays and demos that will show how the cabling infrastructure fits into this approach as well as access to Belden's team of experts and the opportunity to get familiar with the Belden solutions within Fiber, Copper, and Infrastructure products.

This workshop is being held on the 5th floor in the Security + Risk Hall (Booth/Edison rooms).

Training Tasters

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If the Future Is "Open," Where Is Your Enterprise on the Journey?

Cole Crawford, Founding Executive Director, Open Compute Project Eric Wells, VP, Data Center Services, Fidelity Investments Grant Richard, Global Engineering, Operations & Provisioning, Goldman Sachs

Open-source comes to the data center. Cloud Infrastructure and operating system convergence are driving costs down; and boosting time-to-market speed, agility, scalability and efficiency. IT sourcing, procurement and provisioning benefit by becoming more transparent with less friction. Is this Disruptive or evolutionary? Necessary? Inevitable? If so, how ready, today, is your enterprise? Where are you on the journey to openness? What direction do you intend to take?

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Open Compute Project

Move Beyond Availability with DCIM

Mark Hurley, Data Center Solutions Architect, Schneider Electric

Data centers are increasingly adopting virtualization and reaping the benefits of cloud computing, and in the process adding additional layers of complexity to the physical infrastructure. Balancing supply and demand is no longer a simple task, and many companies have identified data center infrastructure management (DCIM) as the tool to bridge the gap between facilities and IT. Hear our customers’ take on DCIM – deployment, operations and lifecycle management.

Power + Cooling

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Schneider Electric Brasil

Presentations

Morning Coffee Break, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

Solution Stage 1: Infrastructure as a Platform, Building Blocks for Data Center Interoperability

Matt Powers, VP, Global Technology Marketing, Anixter

Anixter will present on the 5 key subsystems of physical infrastructure in the data center, including Risk Management, Network Migration, Power Optimization, Thermal Efficiency and DCIM Enablement. These are the building blocks for data center interoperability which Anixter is delivering in a series of global webinars, reports, application guides and videos throughout 2015. 

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Solution Stage 2: The Data Center Revolution- Simple is Better

Steven Carlini, Global Director of Data Center Solution Marketing, Schneider Electric

When it comes to designing, building, and operating mission-critical data centers, simple is better. Data centers are faster and more cost effective to build, and more reliable with lower total cost of ownership (TCO), when they start with a dramatically simplified design and build process that incorporates these elements: reference designs, pre-fabricated/modular architecture, and a design and build company that brings comprehensive capabilities into play with coordinated planning around software, operations, and service.

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Schneider Electric Brasil

Solution Stage 1: Generator Paralleling Without a Master Control Panel

Thomas Vagts , Manager, Corporate Accounts, MTU Onsite Energy

MTU Generator control panels have the ability to parallel generators to each other and the utility.  No master control panel is necessary.  The MTU control panel (manufactured by Basler) uses a manager protocol to determine which controller is managing the system.  To further increase reliability, the controllers have redundant Ethernet connections for load sharing and communications.  The programmable logic allows the system to provide load control if the generators are over loaded or demand control to shut generators off when loads are low.

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Solution Stage 2: Getting Ahead of the Density Curve in the Data Center with Server Technology

Travis Irons, Director, Engineering and Product Management, Server Technology

A number of factors in today’s market are driving the data center operator to increase density and operational loading of the compute infrastructure. These factors include the need to reduce both capital and operational expenditures, improve energy efficiency (lower PUE), avoidance of new build-out, reduction of latency times, and better management of network traffic flow.

We will cover the challenges that you need to overcome and top solutions available today.  Learn more about High Density Outlet Technology with Travis Irons. 

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The 3 C’s to Riding Out the IoT Wave: Capacity, Control and Collection

Peter Gilbert, VP, Strategy, Infrastructure Management , CA Technologies Robert Agar, VP, Enterprise Mission Critical Facilities Services, Eaton William Dougherty, CTO, RagingWire

The IoT wave is predicted to deliver 30 billion new connected devices. That’s a lot of new data fighting for capacity with existing enterprise systems. How will you process IoT data points based on business needs? Will you need to deploy a more forward-looking capacity management platform?  Should it include a DCIM to align IT and operations?  Ride the wave. 

Servers + Storage

Presentations

Implications of Cloud, Analytics, Mobile and Social Computing on a Data Center Infrastructure

Mike Hogan, Site & Facilities, Technical Specialist, IBM

Four distinct yet increasingly interconnected technology trends--cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics--are reshaping business and marking a turning point for IT. These technologies are rendering traditional data center facility strategies unsustainable or even obsolete. Learn about the space, power and cooling implications of these trends, and the techniques that IBM is using to help companies build data centers that hold up in the face of such disruptive technologies.

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Presentations

Will 380 VDC Power in the Data Center Gain Traction?

Christopher M. Johnston, Senior VP, National Critical Facilities Chief Engineer, Syska Hennessy Group Dennis Cronin, COO, Steel ORCA Keiichi Hirose, PhD, Executive Manager , NTT Facilities Kevin O'Brien, President, Mission Critical Services, Electronic Environments Corporation Peter Gross, VP, Mission Critical Systems, Bloom Energy

This panel will discuss the pros and cons of 380 VDC in the data center. Is DC power an upcoming trend or just a fad? Where are the 380 VDC data center facilities located today? What are the operating costs of DC compared to AC and what’s more efficient? Will services and maintenance be easier with 380 VDC or not? What are the safety factors you need to work with in a “live DC environment? What are the challenges for 380VDC implementation in either a new data center or existing one? What about integration with alternative energy sources?

Power + Cooling

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Electronic Environments Corporation

Presentations

Bullet Proof Your Migration of Core, Mission Critical Apps to the Cloud

Joseph Schwartz, CRO, RampRate Sourcing Advisors

Astute CIOs today understand that cloud migration benefits can be quantified financially and operationally. Indeed, it will likely become core to the data center capacity strategy. Such migrations come with risk elements that require diligent planning to ensure success. Ultimate business success may depend on how quickly and sure-footedly you plan and manage your migration. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls and gain the full benefits.

Colo + Cloud

Presentations

Enterprise Planners Have Something to Learn From The Netflix Data Center Petri Dish

David Temkin, VP, Network Strategy and Architecture, Netflix

What can a content delivery network company teach enterprise-class IT and data center capacity planners?  Netflix began with a traditional critical environment, altering its approach when it was clear its business future required a different path. The speed of Netflix transformation provides important lessons learned, i.e. Netflix now deploys multi-terabit POPs at the network edge in the matter of a couple of days. Managing their service providers is the key to their success.

Servers + Storage

Presentations

Why Data Center Strategies Fail

Kevin Sanders, VP, Data Center Facilities Consulting, HP

What do current technology roadmaps and trends tell us about what your IT and data center infrastructure will be? What would be on your wish list? We’ll look at each of the major infrastructure areas: network, server, storage, power, cooling, convergence, and cloud. Who knows, you may and give best guesses at what would be the winning designs and strategies. Where will you put your money?   

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The Industrialization of the Data Center: Setting the New Standard

Glenn Wishnew, Product Manager, Rittal

The IT space has matured, yet, standardization is still hard to come by. The core group of products – Termination, Network, Server/Storage share much in common. The process, however; is still unique for each site, leading to inefficiencies while hand-picking each component. Leaving the basic system approach behind, the Industrialization of the Data Center moves beyond selecting individual components, resulting in a comprehensive solution and incorporating products into one deliverable.

Power + Cooling

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Rittal GmbH & Co. KG

Presentations

How IT Can be Essential in Your Company’s Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Tony Chiofalo , Cloud Solutions Executive, IBM

IT leaders are under increasing pressure to innovate and leverage IT as a business differentiator for the company, yet 80% of IT budgets are spent keeping the lights on.  All the while, lines of business are increasingly adopting cloud-point-solutions, sometimes without even involving IT until it’s too late.  IT leaders can get ahead of this trend by leveraging the data center to deliver a cohesive dynamic hybrid cloud strategy.

Colo + Cloud

Presentations

DCPro Training Taster: DCIM in the Battle of IT vs Facilities

Julius Neudorfer, CTO & Founder, North American Access Technologies

Every industry wants productivity enhancing tools and reportable metrics, and the Data Center industry is no different. The DCProfessional Development “DCIM” Masterclass examines the promise of Data Center Infrastructure Management “DCIM” as the proverbial “single pane of glass”, which aims to alleviate the challenges related to the traditionally cultural and management issues of IT vs Facilities.

Training Tasters

To Keep Pace with IoT and Big Data Demands, What are the Next Big Innovation Leaps?

David Nelson, Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing, Boeing

The nature of progress is that the innovation urge continuously forces costs down, performance up -- and a myriad of consequences, both intended and unintended. Standardization and commoditization are maturing signs, waiting only for the next class of disruptive innovations to shake things up again. What will be the next data center equivalent of smart wearables? Let’s look into the crystal ball.

Servers + Storage

Presentations

Data Center Campus: A Quantum Leap in Energy Efficiency and Reliability

Margie Guido, CEO, Cirrus Holdings, LLC

An incremental change to the traditional energy supply model will provide substantial capital savings, reduce operating costs and improve electricity reliability and pricing stability for data centers. Come hear how a data center campus with dedicated, full scale, off-grid electric generation and customized microgrid will greatly decrease costs and increase efficiencies while limiting the impact on resources and the environment.

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Cirrus Holdings, LLC

Presentations

If Your Future is Hybrid, How Do You Model Your Options to Exactly Map Your Enterprise Needs?

Vishal Mehra, Distinguished Technical Staff Member, Texas Instruments

Hybrid IaaS can deliver agility, availability and scalability without over or under provisioning. The right model is as much business strategy as it is technology architecture. On-premise, co-lo and public cloud facilities are now all on you capacity palette.  Accelerate your hybrid journey using Agile and DevOps practices. In this session, hear how you can gain the performance, services and scale you need.

Colo + Cloud

Presentations

Realize DCIM’s Promise by Building a Power Monitoring and Management Strategy

Chris Beers, Senior Director, Edge Critical Infrastructure, Time Warner Cable Philip Fischer, Global Data Center Segment Manager, Eaton Robert Agar, VP, Enterprise Mission Critical Facilities Services, Eaton

A key question being asked today is if DCIM can manage data center infrastructure. Generally speaking, no one solution offers all features needed to keep critical power components operating at peak efficiency. This session will cover the components of a complete power monitoring and management strategy and how to select the best one for your needs. You’ll also get insights from data center operators who have tackled this same challenge.

Power + Cooling

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Eaton

Presentations

DCPro Training Taster: DCS Design Taster Session

Julius Neudorfer, CTO & Founder, North American Access Technologies

The Data Center Specialist (DCS) credential provides the highest possible level of consistency for the industry, and it gives the next generation of data center professionals a goal to aspire to. Come along to experience first-hand the value of the DCS Design Credential, consisting of the Data Center Design Awareness, Energy Efficiency Best Practice, Data Center Cooling Professional and Data Center Power Professional instructor-led courses, plus five online modules.

Training Tasters

Lunch, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

Solution Stage 2: Maximize your data center performance with 6SigmaDCX

Matt Warner, PhD, Development Manager, Future Facilities

DCX places the power of data center simulation and modelling at your fingertips. Already recognized as the best-in-class CFD software for data center professionals, DCX will now take center stage as the easiest to use too. Combining simplicity and ease of use with world renowned predictive simulation use DCX to check your plans in the risk-free Virtual Facility, and then commit to them with confidence. Join us for a live demo today to see what DCX can do for you.

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Future Facilities

Solution Stage 1: Micro Metering Solutions – The Next Evolution of Sub-Metering

Dan Laurent , Mid-Atlantic Region Business Development Manager, Siemens

In this presentation, Siemens new SEM3 Micro Metering product will be covered.  Applications, as well as the advantages over conventional sub-metering, will be discussed, showing the benefits of Embedded Metering as an economical solution for sub-metering loads to meet cost allocation, billing, load balancing, LEED Certification, and other end user requirements.

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Solution Stage 2: Does Your DCIM Do “What If” Analysis?

Sev Onyshkevych, CMO, FieldView Solutions

This session will introduce FieldView 2015, a complete, 100% rewrite of FieldView Solutions’ DCIM application.  FieldView 2015 includes an updated, more efficient interface with a refreshed look and feel, and many dashboard and capacity analysis enhancements.  It also features three new optional modules:  PowerView, the industry’s most sophisticated “What If?” analysis tool, DataView and LiveView, a data warehouse and an API which grant easy access to warehoused and live data.   

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Fieldview Solutions

Solution Stage 1: Reinventing Rack Transfer Switches

David Wood, Director, Power Business, Raritan

Join David Wood, Director of Raritan’s Power Business, as he showcases the next generation of the company’s rack transfer switches. Last year, Raritan introduced a groundbreaking hybrid transfer system, which offers transfer times of 4 to 8ms while eliminating the risk of failure due to electrical arcing.  Now, it will be the first to offer inlet, outlet, and branch circuit level power metering; and outlet-level switching for remote power control. 

The Solution Stage

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Raritan

Enterprise Users Have a Stake in Fixing the Network Edge Traffic Jam for CDN and Cloud Apps

Gabe Cole, Executive Director, Open-IX

As the demand for streaming content and cloud apps grows, meeting the demand for efficient, economic transfer of data traffic among disparate networks is a challenge. North American markets don’t benefit from the consistency and efficiency enjoyed across European exchanges. Open-IX develops and promotes open, level playing field IXP standards for data centers and peering points to support better, more ubiquitous Internet exchanges.

Servers + Storage

Presentations

Enterprise IT Transformation is the Big Winner in the Battle of the Cloud Giants. Here’s Why

Michael O’Neil, Principal Analyst, Insight-as-a-Service

Every app has its own unique requirements for agility and scalability; for time-to-market; for ROI and TCO. The demands for batch processing are night-and-day from a Web application or from workflow and business process management. The cloud wars raging between AWS, Azure, Softlayer and other players give enterprise IT customer’s ample opportunity to find the best home for their apps. One size does not fit all – and no longer has to.

Colo + Cloud

Presentations

What’s Possible When Legacy I&O; and Quality Management Converge

Donna Jacobs, IT Senior Director, Computer Operations, University of Pennsylvania

Still running your data center with legacy practices? Turn the model on its head; lower cost and risk; automate to better service the ever-changing user experience. Take lessons learned from the only ISO9001-certified Ivy League university data center back into your organization.

Design + Build

Presentations

Resiliency Concerns (Unjustifiably?) Waylay Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Chris Terceira, Director, Engineering, NBC Universal David Fiedler, Datacenter Operations, Design & Build Manager, Dropbox John Clinger, Senior Consultant, ICF International Julius Neudorfer, CTO & Founder, North American Access Technologies

Energy efficiency success is only measured by the breadth and depth of user adoption of initiatives, such as Energy Star, that drive down carbon-soaked power consumption. A concern oft-expressed by data center operators is that efficiency comes at the expense of resiliency and capital cost. This panel explores the dynamic between resiliency and the desire to reduce the per-Watt consumption of IT gear.

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ENERGY STAR

Virtualization, Commoditization and the Cloud Are Changing How We Consolidate and Migrate

Bob Hintze, Director, Institutional Technology, TIAA-CREF Frank D. Muscarello, CEO, MarkITx John O'Connor, Manager, Datacenter Operations, Bloomberg Shawn Mills, President, Green House Data

Best practices for planning and executing a consolidation today have changed. While having the right team, plan and process are still essential, new approaches to the secondary market for legacy equipment and implementation of cloud and virtual environments is making Opex and Capex goals more achievable. The challenge comes in coordinating these new elements to maximize total return on IT investments.

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MarkITx

Planning and Execution Strategies to Maximize your Data Center Investment

Tony Walker, Data Center Strategy , CommScope

Upgrading an aging data center takes costly time and capital.  Proper planning and the right solution decisions will help protect your data center investment to easily migrate to meet your business’ needs. This session covers the importance of planning and designing your facility for the long term to maximize your investment.  We will discuss the importance of the passive infrastructure ecosystem and the proper migration strategy to get the most out of your data center.

Power + Cooling

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TE Connectivity

Presentations

Networking Drinks Reception in the Exhibit Hall

St. Patrick’s Day Party

Join your peers for drinks, food, and music at this exclusive soiree held on the 9th floor in the Broadway Lounge.  Guiness will flow, food will abound, music will play, and there will be great prizes to win in our own LUCKY DIP, sponsored by AKF.

DCPro Training Taster: Future Proofing Your Data Center

Robert F. Sullivan, Consultant, Independent Consultant

During this 90 minute breakfast session, renowned DCProfessional Development instructor “Dr Bob” Sullivan will guide you through the importance of effective energy management in future proofing your data center. Covering a range of topics including operations, power and cooling, Dr Bob will also cover the Data Center Energy Practitioner Program delivered in partnership with the US Department of Energy.

This Taster Session is being held on the 5th floor in the App>Cloud Track (Alvin/Carnegie/Lyceum rooms).

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Registration and Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

All-Conference Keynote: The Digital Enterprise SDDC of the Future- A Boardroom-To-Boiler-Room Strategy Matter

Mohammed Safder, Global Lead, IT Strategic Services, HP

The digital economy is causing disruption to every business model. Cloud, mobility, social and big-data is the engines of change. These disruptive forces require new IT architectures and strategies because an infinitely linear provisioning model is not sustainable. The next era of emerging needs in terms of agility, sustainable growth and efficiency requires an extension to this abstraction model, standardizing the API model, increasing automation and orchestration to allow the application workloads to drive outcomes. 

Presentations

If Platform Requirements Drive Infrastructure Decisions, Does It Matter Who Owns It?

Chris Crosby, Co-Founder & CEO, Compass Datacenters David Bartholomai, Business Consultant, Nebraska Department of Economic Development Glyn Blanks, VP, Data Center Services, Fidelity Investments James W. Grice, Esq, Partner, Lathrop & Gage Tesh Durvasula, Chief Commercial Officer, CyrusOne

We’re no longer in a BYOD era; we’re fast entering a BYOP (platform) era. What investment is required to cloud-enable your IT and MEP infrastructure? Should you just source it out to cloud services providers? Explore the options of internal vs external IT services. Understand what it really takes to design a true cloud-ready data center.

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Is the Data Center Infrastructure Ready for the New IT Equipment? A Presentation & Open Discussion

Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates Roger R. Schmidt, PhD, IBM Fellow, Data Center Efficiency, IBM

The world is rapidly changing and in the data center industry, the tension has definitely ratcheted up to the point where it is creating toxic conflicts. The data center facility and its supporting infrastructure must work in harmony with the new IT equipment that supports the software that a dynamically evolving society is demanding. ASHRAE TC 9.9 has important research-based insights to share and engage in discussion about.

Power + Cooling

Presentations

A Data Security Breach is No Longer a Matter of "If", but of "When" -- What all Enterprise CXOs Need to Know

Alissa Johnson, PhD, CISO (former Deputy CIO for the White House), Stryker

Whether it’s customer information or stores of intellectual property, enterprise data is the lifeblood of every enterprise.  All industries are highly regulated and therefore, by extension, highly risk adverse. One of the new realities of our times for CXOs is that a data security breach is no longer a matter of "IF" it's going to happen, it's "WHEN". Dr. Johnson discusses the main security management discipline verticals that translate across all industries.

Security + Risk

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Turning a Concept Into Reality: How to Sell Your Data Center Transformation Strategy Inside Your Own Organization

Charles Hoop, IT Sourcing & Procurement Lead, Accenture

When is the right time to push for a change?  Why the right speed matters. Ideal decision metrics vs. what may look like for you.  When you should bring in key stakeholders and how you can achieve their buy-in. Why you might need to use external consultants and how to manage them if you do. How you should measure success.

Servers + Storage

How is the Cloud Reshaping IT Roles and Responsibilities?

Jessica Carroll, Managing Director, Digital Technologies, USGA

The USGA lives in a private cloud to give the association both a secure platform and the scalability it required. Along with traditional admin functions, this network team’s role expanded to managing the cloud services provider relationship -- the direct link to the business -- This was a gradual evolution requires a new way of thinking for network technical teams. They are now business transformation success drivers in their enterprise.

Colo + Cloud

Morning Coffee Break, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

All-Conference Keynote: Hyper Converged Infrastructure Drives Data Center Modernization

Doron Kempel, Chairman & CEO, SimpliVity

The convergence of data center infrastructure systems can be a major aid to solving vexing performance, capacity, and agility/mobility problems. Business demands on IT challenges force CXOs to look harder and longer at what investments will not just meet business demand, but fuel growth, innovation and competitive advantage. Many cast longing glances at the likes of Amazon, Google and Facebook, but realize that their legacy silo'd organizations are tied to IT infrastructure that's usually incapable of delivering cloud-scale IT in the enterprise. A new approach is needed even after you've virtualized every eligible workload. Converged infrastructure offers a path to consolidating components architectures into a single, optimized platform with centralized management. It enables increased utilization, lower operating costs, improves efficiency and agility while dramatically reducing TCO. Hyperconvergence unlocks the benefits of the modern software-defined data center.

Simplifying Colocation in a Green Datacenter

John Ford , VP, Sabey Data Centers

The enviable PUEs that can be achieved by large enterprise users with complete control in managing their IT equipments has typically evaded small to medium sized data center users. John Ford explains how these users can have it all with a simplified colocation model that includes affordable hot aisle containment, smart air flow management and green energy efficiency practices that save money and provide greater power flexibility while delivering economies of scale.

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Sabey Data Centers

In the Cloudy, App-Centric Future, What will be the Global Standards for Availability?

Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates Paul Saville-King, Managing Director, CBRE, Data Center Solutions Sudhir Kalra, Executive Director, Enterprise Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

A panel of enterprise and co-lo data center operators, design engineers, IT and cloud leaders survey the current state of standards. What’s missing and needed to assure availability, resiliency and efficiency required to meet business needs in the era of the cloud?  

Servers + Storage

Hybrid Cloud Implementations: Fueling CIO Innovation and Agility

Mike Tighe, Executive Director, Data Services, Comcast

Cloud migration is a fact of today’s IT environments, but how much do you keep in-house versus outsourcing, and which parts?  IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, NaaS? When should one consider public versus private infrastructure and when do the options come together in an integrated solution? As CIOs look to deliver strategic value to their organizations, cloud & third party data centers become not just cost-saving tactics, but fundamental elements of their innovation and agility strategy.  Come listen to the lessons learned from a real world implementation story, and what the future holds for hybrid IT models.

Colo + Cloud

Presentations

A Practitioner's Guide to Data Center Physical Security

Matt Powers, VP, Global Technology Marketing, Anixter

A must attend session that addresses “macro-segmentation” within the layers of physical security that will support your risk management strategy. Share best practices necessary in adopting a deter, detect, delay, and defend strategy designed specifically for the Data Center environment. This six layered approach offers guidelines for the perimeter, clear zone, reception, service corridor, data hall and equipment cabinet areas.  

Security + Risk

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Intel: SDI is the Next Wave of Data Center Innovation

Jeff Klaus, General Manager, Intel Data Center Solutions, Intel

Intel DCM: Energy Director technology provides power and thermal monitoring & management for groups of servers in data centers. It enables data center Operators with real time power data for faster TTM support of analytics, trending, reporting and control. Intel Virtual Gateway, the industry's first non-proprietary, cross-platform KVM offers data centers enhanced operational capabilities for diagnosing and troubleshooting data center hardware, and configuring or fixing components.

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INTEL

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The C-Suite’s Role in IT Transformation to Digital Enterprise

Gretchen Shugart , CEO, TheaterMania Tamara Budec, VP, Data Center Operations Services, Digital Realty Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

The digital enterprise is one that has a corporate DNA-level understanding that its business is a digital one. It intrinsically knows that its digital infrastructure is fully converged and inseparable from its business; that the business lives and dies by its digital performance at every level. And that every business decision starts with the users’ experience at the edge and works backwards to the core.

Colo + Cloud

Optimized UPS and Generator Systems Utilizing Battery Free Solutions

Dean Richards, President & CEO , Piller

Various UPS and Diesel Generator Systems incorporating battery free kinetic energy storage are reviewed providing an overview of the latest market trends and integrated solutions in operation today. Flexible innovative system configurations, UPS and Generator transition schemes, low and medium voltage application through active control and management for optimization of system efficiency, maintainability and reliability will be addressed focusing on key topics for Critical Environment ownership and control.

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Preventing Unpredictable Incidents Using Best Practices, Technology and Analytics to Reduce Operational Risk

Greg Caronia, Senior Advisor, VCORE Solutions Herb Tracy, Global Director, Critical Engineering & Data Centers, BlackRock Mark Acton, Director, Critical Services, CBRE, Data Center Solutions Paul Saville-King, Managing Director, CBRE, Data Center Solutions Peter M. Curtis, President/CEO, Power Management Concepts

As we enter into the next generation of security, situational awareness, resiliency, and sustainability we as an industry need to continue to explore, vet, and implement new technology tools.  These tools will improve responsiveness with the goal of safeguarding and securing our people and infrastructure.  Learn how to leverage technology and analytics currently being used by others, and how this technology can be repurposed for the mission critical industry. 

Security + Risk

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At The Edge: Best Practices to Improve Managing and Deploying Your Remote Edge of Network IT

Alex Pope, Director, Converged Systems, Emerson Network Power

Reliance on connectivity and technology close to the user, at distributed locations with no onsite IT expertise and limited physical security, is pressuring budgets and SLAs while increasing risk of a security breach.  Discuss how to better manage cost and risk at the edge of the network.  Learn how to improve speed of IT deployment, increase application availability, lower service costs and harden security in remote compute locations. 

Servers + Storage

Presentations

Data Center Leadership in the DOE's Better Buildings Challenge

Timothy Unruh, PhD, Director, Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy

The US DOE Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) “Better Buildings Challenge” has been expanded to include data centers. This initiative encourages data center owners to formally pledge to improve efficiency. Here we look at the goals and structure of the Challenge.

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DCPro Training Taster: DCS Operations

Robert F. Sullivan, Consultant, Independent Consultant

The Data Center Specialist (DCS) credential provides the highest possible level of consistency for the industry, and it gives the next generation of data center professionals a goal to aspire to. Come along to experience first-hand the value of the DCS Operations credential, consisting of the Data Center Design Awareness, Energy Efficiency Best Practice, Cost and Operations Professional and Energy and Cost Manager instructor-led courses, plus five online modules.

Training Tasters

Lunch, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

The Next Step: Utility Substations and Large-Scale Energy Storage

Kyle Julian, Data Center Application Director, S&C; Electric Company

As data centers have grown in capacity, redundancy, and power consumption, more and more of what was once the responsibility of the utility is now owned by the data center.  With complex medium-voltage distribution systems now regularly incorporated into data centers, many facilities are now undertaking construction and ownership of utility substations with large-scale energy storage.  Find out what this means for the future.

Driving Performance, Security, and Efficiency

Kevin P. Ford, Deputy Director, Technology, National Security Agency

The 8-Fiber Ribbon Solution for Optimal Performance and Cost for 40G/100G Data Centers

Bill Charuk, Senior Technical Manager, Data Center Solutions, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave

Determining the right fiber count is vital for the cost and performance of today’s high-density 40/100 G data center and network infrastructure applications. By changing the basic fiber infrastructure to an 8-fiber ribbon configuration in the network, requirements for conversion modules, unused fibers, conversion hardware and unnecessary connectivity points are eliminated, yielding the best possible optical performance and cost savings for your data center.  

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Integrating Data Centers and Facilities Management to Boost Enterprise Agility

Jay Hendrix, Head, North American Data Center Team , Siemens

IT operations are a crucial aspect of most organizational operations around the world demanding reliability, efficiency, and scalability to drive business performance.  Optimizing efficiency in a data center requires breaking down the silos of IT and facility management. This convergence provides new opportunities for savvy IT and business executives to benefit from a holistic framework applied to multiple organizational disciplines – which in turn improves revenue growth and drives operational savings.

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Are You Managing Risk & Security the Right Way for Enterprise?

Charles R. Macedo, Esq., Partner, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein Vishal Gupta, Chief Products & IoT Officer, Silent Circle

With technology complexity comes vulnerability that can compromise data integrity and security. How can you deeply protect your privileged users and most sensitive data from threats both external and internal? It begins with effectively assessing the level of risk in your organization and testing the strength of whole-system safeguards, and learning the latest tools and best practices. Become (and continue to be) confident in your data center security!

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If You Want High Density, Forget Kilowatts – Start Thinking Modular

Brian Boutilier, Director, CRE Planning, Design & Construction, AT&T; George Sutton, Solution Architect, Prefab Modular Data Centers, Schneider Electric Glyn Blanks, VP, Data Center Services, Fidelity Investments Philip Meyers, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Shawn Carey, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Co-Founder, Keystone NAP

Today’s digital business environment demands powerful, scalable, flexible, and quickly deployable capacity. Modular strategies offer an increasingly attractive set of design options. How do you choose among the modular alternatives? How can modular serve as a tool to help your organization best meet its business objectives?

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The Dynamics of Electricity Portfolio Risk Management

Brad Christensen, Managing Director, PowerFolio3D, Noble Americas

Electricity price volatility (hello, super cold winters) has brought new challenges to how datacenters manage their bottom lines.  The typical ways of purchasing electricity are being challenged in this dynamic new environment.  Learn how to identify these risks and create a strategy to effectively manage the needs of your business.

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All-Conference Scrum Squad: 12 (or so) REALLY BIG IDEAS

Doron Kempel, Chairman & CEO, SimpliVity Doug Taylor, General Manager, StackVelocity Eric Wells, VP, Data Center Services, Fidelity Investments Evan Powell, CEO, StackStorm Frank D. Muscarello, CEO, MarkITx James Glanz, PhD, Journalist & Physicist , The New York Times Jesse Lee, VP/Co-Founder, Apptio John D. Cowan, Co-Founder & CEO, 6fusion Kfir Godrich, MD, Global Head, Technology, BlackRock Matthew Trifiro, SVP, Mesosphere Mohammed Safder, Global Lead, IT Strategic Services, HP Peter Gross, VP, Mission Critical Systems, Bloom Energy Rhonda Vetere, CTO, The Estée Lauder Companies Tony Greenberg, Founder & CEO, RampRate Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

EDGY. FUN. PROVOCATIVE. FORWARD-LOOKING. OUTRAGEOUS. A HOOT! SERIOUS STUFF. WOW, CRAZY!
That’s how this Conference closer keynote panel, audience open-mic session and reception have been described by invited panelists themselves. Here’s how it works: Directly flowing from Goldman Sachs’ Don Duet’s FIRESIDE CHAT with New York Times Science Reporter, Jim Glanz, each R.B.I panelist will take the stage to give a rapid-fire, extemporaneous, 2-minute (max) pitch of his/her REALLY BIG IDEA -- prediction, challenge, trend, amazing opportunity... Once complete, we go to audience open-mic to comment, query and challenge the Panelists. Audience members are invited to enter their own R.B.I. Reception open bar throughout both.

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