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Mar 17 2015

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.


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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?


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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.


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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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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.


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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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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.


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