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Mar 17 2015

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.  


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.


IT + Networks

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Corning

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).


The Solution Stage

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Belden

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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Belden

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

Cole Crawford, Chair, StackingIT, CEO, Vapor IO 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?


Design + Strategy

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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.


Critical Environment

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

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. 

The Solution Stage

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Anixter

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.

The Solution Stage

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

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.

The Solution Stage

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MTU Onsite Energy

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. 

The Solution Stage

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Server Technology

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. 


IT + Networks

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CA Technologies

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.


Design + Strategy

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IBM

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?


Critical Environment

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Electronic Environments Corporation

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.


App > Cloud

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

David Temkin, Director, Network Architecture & Strategy, 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.


IT + Networks

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?   


Design + Strategy

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HP

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.


Critical Environment

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Rittal

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.


App > Cloud

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IBM

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.


IT + Networks

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.


Design + Strategy

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Cirrus Holdings, LLC

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.


App > Cloud

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.


Critical Environment

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Eaton

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.

The Solution Stage

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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.

The Solution Stage

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Siemens

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.   

The Solution Stage

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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, Inc

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

Christian Koch, Board of Directors, Open-IX Gabe Cole, Chair, Data Center Standards, 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.


IT + Networks

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

Michael O’Neil, Principal Analyst, InsightaaS.com

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.


App > Cloud

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.


Critical Environment

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ENERGY STAR

Global Technology Transformation -- for Estee Lauder’s CTO, It’s (Mostly) About People

Rhonda Vetere, CTO, The Estée Lauder Companies

Estee Lauder is a $26.4B fashion and cosmetics behemoth, ranked the 15th most- innovative and the 100th most valuable global brand by Forbes (2013). This tech chief manages by the data, adjusting processes and aligning business with technology to meet to far-flung requirements. She shares innovation strategies and the opportunities for IT professionals to embrace change and expand their capabilities. Her bottom line? Technology leadership is all about the people.


IT + Networks

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.


Design + Strategy

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MarkITx

Planning and Execution Strategies to Maximize your Data Center Investment

Tony Walker, Data Center Strategy & Business Development, TE Connectivity

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.


Critical Environment

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TE Connectivity

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.