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Breakfast Briefing: Colt - Living on the network edge in the zettabyte era

Robin Brown, Vice President, Portfolio, Strategy & Marketing, Data Centre Services & Managed Cloud, Colt Technology Services

The modern data center is literally becoming the home of everything. With the “Everything-as-a-Service” model mainly transferred via the cloud in the data center, edge computing strives to reduce the amount of bandwidth we use and lessen the latency for our content. But how do you deliver such large workloads efficiently to users located all over the world? Colt is situated in over 15 metro areas on the edge of the network, and is the most connected colocation provider. Stay on top of the data tsunami, and find out how traffic is distributed on a global basis and which data center and interconnection strategy should be used to achieve this.

This session is by invitation only and takes place in Room 15, ICC Capital Suite (Level 3).

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Plenary Panel: “It's a data center Jim; but not as we know it." - How will the data center industry respond to the needs of the IoT?

Brandon Butterworth, Chief Scientist, BBC Cole Crawford, Founding Executive Director, Open Compute Project George Rockett, CEO & Co-Founder, DatacenterDynamics Kushagra Vaid, GM, Server Engineering, Cloud and Enterprise Division , Microsoft Tanuja Randery , President, UK & IE , Schneider Electric

As the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Big Data and Clouds drive the data center sector into uncharted territory, how will the industry respond? We ask our panel of innovators, visionaries and business leaders: Will today's warehouses morph into a disaggregated infrastructure? What will software be eating next? And which tech shops will triumph?

The transformation from vendor-led to open-based, disaggregated, data center and cloud infrastructure

Amanda Quartly, OpenPOWER European Global Alliances, OpenPOWER Foundation Chris Price, EMEA Lead, OpenDaylight Project Curt Beckmann, Chair, ODWG, Open Network Foundation George Grey, CEO, Linaro Mariano Cunietti, CTO, EnterCloud Suite Monty Taylor, Board Member , OpenStack Foundation Steve Helvie, VP of Channel - International, Open Compute Project

Senior-most executives from leading open-source organizations reveal the profound implications of the changing game (and business). These experts GPS-locate us on the roadmap from vendor-driven, closed, proprietary, monolithic technology to open-sourced, knowledge-community-designed, distributed technology. Why is this important? Cost, transparency, efficiency, agility, speed, performance, and resilience. These expert crowd-sourced innovation engines are rewriting the rulebooks and the economics for the provision of data center and cloud technology services.

Design + Build

Bridging the divide between IT and facilities processes- creating a reliable data center infrastructure

Urs Iten, Director, Global Portfolio Management, Data Centers, Siemens

With the amount of data being collected, stored and analysed increasing on a daily basis, data centers and their management are becoming even more vital for organisations. How can businesses monitor and manage data more efficiently?

Power + Cooling

Presentations

  • Bridging the divide between IT and facilities processes- creating a reliable data center infrastructure

Panel: What is the impact of the IoT tsunami and the cloud on IT service delivery?

Armin Graefe, Global IT and Infrastructure- Data Center Systems Operations, Adidas Group Brandon Butterworth, Chief Scientist, BBC Jane Gilmour, International CTO, The Coca-Cola Company Matthias Haendly , VP, Platform Solution Group, SAP Richard Hall , CEO, CloudOrigin

With an expected 45 billion devices connected by 2020 we ask a panel of senior IT strategists from the world’s most recognised brands how IoT will transform their enterprise IT infrastructure requirements over the next 5 years. 

Colo + Cloud

Solution Stage 2: An introduction to data center risk

Robert Tozer, Managing Director, Operational Intelligence

OI will present an excerpt from their new online course developed in conjunction with DC-Pro, 'An Introduction to Data Centre Risk' which will provide students with an overview of key elements of data centre reliability including business context, infrastructure, operations and vulnerabilities.  The session will share an interactive case study on data centre failure which highlights many of the issues operators have to deal with and give participants a taster of course content and style.

Solution Stage

Morning coffee and networking in the Expo with rapid-fire 15 minute presentations on the Solution Stages

Solution Stage 1: Application stack dashboard – Create the single point of truth for continuous service delivery

Tony Johnson, Sales Engineer, SolarWinds

Companies are adopting continuous application delivery methods, which includes automation, orchestration and auto-scale, in their IT environments. With the constant change, it’s becoming harder to surface and pinpoint the root cause of an application problem through all of the noise. This presentation will cover the fundamentals of performance monitoring, actual troubleshooting examples, and reporting across the entire virtual application stack. An attendee will learn best practices on performance troubleshooting their virtual application stack, master new terms and concepts around the application stack, and add skills needed to deal with dynamic change management.

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Solution Stage 1: Energy supply and fire protection for data centers and IT facilities

Andreas Exler , Managing Director, N2telligence

In data centres, IT and telecommunication facilities, there is a particularly high risk of fire due to the large number of electrical systems installed there. In most cases, technical defects or short circuits in electrical appliances are the cause of fires and are often only discovered as smouldering fires when it is already too late – with serious consequences for operations, for the employees and for the image of the company. Those having to put out fires today have gone the wrong way. Our QuattroGeneration fuel cell system prevents fires before they can start and thus meets all the requirements of the IT industry for reliable, preventive fire protection:

  • Constant power supply and system availability
  • Prevention of downtime and disruptions to IT processes
  • Permanent securing of data and data availability
  • Protection of employees, technical appliances and investments in facilities

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CIOs as business leaders and the need to look at cloud from a business innovation perspective

Piers Linney, Co-CEO, Outsourcery

The profitability of many companies now depends on effective technology, making the CIO central to business decision making. However, many IT leaders are struggling to understand how cloud computing can fuel innovation and what it means to changing how technology is used throughout organisations.

Piers Linney will discuss what innovation means in the cloud era, the significance of this for the changing role of CIOs, their relationships with the c-suite, and how IT leaders need to think more than ever before as business innovators.

Colo + Cloud

Presentations

  • The role of the CIO innovation and the cloud

Panel: The petabyte data center – how to manage, store and access your large data sets

Ajay Singh, VP, Product Management, Nimble Storage Chris Mellor, Storage Editor, The Register Christo Conidaris, UK Area Country Lead , Quantum Dave Brown, Head of Informatics Infrastructure , Genomics England Shachar Fienblit, CTO, Kaminario Stuart Gilks, Solutions Architect Director, SimpliVity

Organisations today are harnessing enormous amount of unstructured data.  As data grows, it becomes harder and harder to reap the benefits from an economically sustainable point. Every bit of this data needs to be readily accessible, easily transferred and stored, putting new demands on the compute and storage systems in a data center. We ask senior experts how enterprises can manage, store and access their growing data sets more efficiently and which approach is suitable for data storing?

 

Servers + Storage

Interactive workshop: Eaton - Beyond the Equipment: Optimising the relationship between data center designers & operators and vendors of power equipment

Mike Longman, SVP & GM Power Quality and Electronics Division, Eaton

The purpose of this session is to explore innovative ways that vendors can support data center decision makers at the design; build/install; operate; and upgrade stages of a data center’s lifecycle.  The moderator will share best practices in communication, collaboration and integration with the group and facilitate a group discussion of effective practices and failed experiments.  The group will also be asked to help refine and prioritize a set of support services that could be provided to data center operators.

This session is by invitation only and takes place in Room  4, ICC London Suite (Level 0).

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Are today’s energy metrics relevant to tomorrow’s IoT infrastructure requirements? Data center PUE, energy consumption, and the rise of micro-data centers

Kevin Brown, VP Global Data Center Strategy and Technology, Schneider Electric

By 2020 this industry will be expected to process 44 Zettabytes from 26 Billion connected devices with even greater energy efficiency, however traditional metrics may be misleading or worse reaching a point of diminishing returns. Is it time for a more holistic understanding of IT energy consumption?

This session will present research that challenges the now established notion that raising IT inlet temperature as the next big efficiency leap and evaluates the risk in reliability associated with increased temperatures. Our model will demonstrate complete energy consumption analysis, inclusive of the IT layer, that results in cases where total energy consumption actually increases with raised temperatures.

The presentation will also provide recommendations that data center operators should consider before raising data center temperatures and take a look at how converged, edge computing micro data centers will deal energy challenge.

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Presentations

  • Can traditional approaches keep up with IoT? - for web

Designing and managing open-source servers for cloud-scale data centers

Kushagra Vaid, GM, Server Engineering, Cloud and Enterprise Division , Microsoft

The uptake of cloud is driving the need for mega scale public clouds. Designing and operating such large infrastructures requires not only significant investments in datacenters, servers, networking, and software, but also new methods for handling technology updates, supply chains, management, and maintenance. The aim is to produce higher efficiency, lower overall TCO, and more automated operations. Several years of actual experience with megascale clouds has led to major insight into server requirements. Much of this effort is applicable to typical data centers, and reference designs and other intellectual property are openly available through organisations such as the Open Compute. 

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Presentations

  • Designing and Managing Open-Source Servers for Cloud-scale Datacenters - for web2

The 4.0 revolution of data center design

Sanjay Sainani, Vice President, IT & Data Center Solutions, Huawei

Traditional data center facility is facing multi-faceted challenges that include high CAPEX, high energy consumption, inefficient operation and management, low availability, and other issues. This session will offer practical solutions, showing how Huawei solves these issues through its intelligent data center implementation approach. 

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  • The 4.0 Revolution of Data Center Design - for web

Panel: Can the public sector fully leverage a consolidated and streamlined IT delivery in the “cloud first” era?

Dave Brown, Head of Informatics Infrastructure , Genomics England Diptesh Patel, Head of Core Technology Infrastructure, The Home Office James Barton, Head of Enterprise Technology Projects, Department for Work and Pensions James Duncan, Deputy Director, PSN CTO, Cabinet Office Steve Hall, CEO, Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited

With reduced budgets and an array of legacy IT, how can the consolidated approach help public sector organisations’s to streamline their IT delivery? Leading public sector IT experts will debate the benefits and challenges of outsourcing to a colocation facility. Can a shared facility simplify your migration to the cloud whilst avoiding vendor lock-in liberation in the “cloud first” era?  What are the challenges of government use of cloud services for public service delivery? How energy efficient is a shared facility? 

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From Silicon Valley to Silicon Roundabout: How will open-source power tomorrow’s tech unicorns?

Cole Crawford, Founding Executive Director, Open Compute Project John Zannos, Member Board of Directors, OPNFV, OpenStack, OpenPower Michael Giuliano, Software Developer Lead, Zoopla Property Group Monty Taylor, Board Member , OpenStack Foundation

The tech start-up scene is a billion dollar generating industry, with London becoming a key digital powerhouse. With open source technology already powering business like Facebook and Google will it be the backbone of the next wave of unicorns? What data center environments are required to meet the demands of the open world and for how long can cloud service providers deliver scalable infrastructure services to cloud native, tech unicorn alumni? When is the technical shift from off-premise to open-source?

Open-Source

How is your colocation procurement strategy changing in reaction to the shorter-term needs of dynamic and hybrid infrastructure?

Andrew Jay, Executive Director, CBRE Frank Rey , Director, Global Network Acquisition Group, Microsoft George Rigby, EMEA Lead - Cloud & Managed Services, NTT Communications Tim Anker , Founder and Director, The Colocation Exchange

Does the data center you move your servers to have the infrastructure in place to both provide excellent service, as well as protect your valuable data? Choosing the correct sourcing partner is critical to your mission. The 10-year outsourcing contract is being replaced by a shorter and more flexible engagement structure featuring multiple suppliers. This panel will debate key procurement considerations such as choosing between international vs. regional providers and debate challenges with colo pricing models, direct connectivity and carrier neutrality, design and cloud services.

Design + Build

Data center design strategies

Barry Maidment, IT Product Manager, Rittal John Moseley , IT Consultant, IBM

Data centre design has rapidly changed and what was fit for purpose 5 years ago is quickly turning into constraint to business performance.  What does the future designs of data centre look like?  Does one design suit all?  How do we insure that the data centre that we deploy today are more agile, more reliable and more scalable.  IBM and Rittal jointly look at the key design elements and provide an insight into how the next generation of data centres can be constructed and more importantly adapted upon business demand.  The will be discussing different implementation which include cloud mobile and analytics but also giving practical examples of data centre physical design.

 

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Presentations

  • “Data Centre Design strategies“ - for web

PUE – when a perfect metric becomes the enemy of good data center design

Cyrille Brisson , EMEA Power Quality VP, Eaton Janne Paananen, Technology Manager, Eaton

PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) – when a perfect metric becomes the enemy of good data centre design’ will examine common pitfalls in specifying data centre infrastructure solutions and discuss the ways in which they can be avoided.

Power + Cooling

Presentations

  • PUE: when a perfect metric becomes the enemy of good datacenter design - for web

Changing the game with software-defined storage – how can we gain control of storage islands, silos and sprawl?

Guy Berlo , General Manager and Vice President, EMEA, FalconStor

Tired of dealing with data centre and storage complexity? So are your fellow CIOs and IT leaders. Come along to this lively discussion to delve into how embracing new storage technologies, capabilities, and upgrading to new hardware needn’t result in added complexity, time consumption and costs.

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Presentations

  • Changing the game with software-defined storage - for web2

Mitigating risk in data center design - a top-down approach

Amy Daniell, High Tech Director , AECOM

The data center planning phase is the recommend point of entry for risk assessment. This includes selecting an optimal sight location, identifying IT needs, evaluating what risks should be mitigated, eliminated or accepted and designing the facility infrastructure around these factors. A top-down approach is recommended in your data center design phase. 

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  • Mitigating risk in data centre design - a top-down approach - for web

Embracing the era of VM-aware storage – smart storage for virtualisation and cloud

Troy Alexander, Senior Systems Engineer, Tintri

Three major trends are shaping the future of storage—virtualization, cloud and performance. While storage has changed little in the past twenty years, the next ten years will see rapid advances—storage is set to shift from bottleneck and cost center to a primary enabler of an organization’s virtualization vision.  This idea and data-rich session for big thinkers will showcase how your peers are embracing these trends to realize the fuller potential of their data center—walk away with their best practices in mind.

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Presentations

  • Embracing the era of VM-aware Storage - for web

Transform to Better Perform CIO Roundtable & Lunch – developing a new scorecard for IT

This exclusive Transform to Better Perform CIO Roundtable has been organized by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network to generate fresh thinking and best practice ideas around an emerging, new scorecard for IT. Being held in conjunction with the DatacenterDynamics Converged Europe event, this roundtable discussion will bring together a small group of top executives to discuss the new demands and requirements on IT to advance competitive differentiation, build business value and engage customer markets.  The discussion will draw on new BPI Network research and provide ideas and content for a new global report.

This session is by invitation only and takes place in Room 14, ICC Capital Suite (Level 3).

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Lunch Briefing: Singtel – Essential Insights for your Data Center Investment in Asia

WaiMun Heng, Head of Hosting and Cloud Services Business Products, Group Enterprise, Singtel

Are you looking to expand your business in Asia? What are the intricacies of expanding into Asia? Learn more about the data center landscape in this region as we examine the latest developments, regulations and growth areas here. We take a closer look at the advantages, challenges and opportunities of operating in key Asian countries – and why Singapore and Hong Kong, the 2 leading business-friendly hubs, can offer the best options as a base for your regional operations. Discover the ICT capabilities that will help you springboard into the region.

This session is by invitation only and takes place in Room 15, ICC Capital Suite (Level 3).

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Lunch Briefing: MDeC – Malaysian Government Lunch

This private lunch will be hosted by the Malaysian government, where they will  discuss the next phase of initiatives to develop Malaysia as a prominent ICT hub within SE Asia by 2020. Before the lunch DCD Intelligence will make a brief presentation on the SE Asia region, covering projected growth and investment for the next five years. There will also be a profile of the Sedenak Iskander Data Hub (SIDH), which is situated 60 kilometres from Singapore and has steadily gained momentum as an alternate outsourcing destination that encompasses state of the art infrastructure, high capacity power and resilient connectivity.

This informal lunch will have representatives from the government as well as industry leaders which will allow invitees to share their thoughts and discuss the future of ICT trends and drivers with each other.

This session is by invitation only and takes place in Room 16, ICC Capital Suite (Level 3).

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Lunch and networking in the Expo with rapid-fire 15 minute presentations on the Solution Stages

Solution Stage 2: Squeezing the lemon - the power to do more with less

Barry Maidment, IT Product Manager, Rittal

Energy costs rising, manpower resources falling – managing a data centre is getting more stressful by the day. One cold night could be all it takes to tip your power supply over the edge. And let’s not forget the never-ending demands from IT for additional space. More information on its own is not the answer. Join leading global system provider Rittal’s session for practical advice and guidance on how to overcome the challenges and achieve more with less

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Solution Stage 1: Engineering simulation as an emerging trend in DC operation

Jonathan Leppard, ., Future Facilities Matthew Warner, ., Future Facilities

CFD has long been accepted as a standard for DC Design.  The latest Intel survey shows that 20% of DC operators are now using CFD for prediction. We will show how this has been made possible by advances in ease of use, speed of simulation and integration with DCIM and other operational systems.

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Solution Stage 2: Huawei UPS Solution - reliable and efficient assurance for IDC power supply

Roland Huempfner, Vice President UPS and Inverter Product Line, Huawei

The development of cloud technology is imposing ever-stricter power supply requirements. Huawei delivers an efficient, convenient, and intelligent UPS solution to ensure a reliable power supply that manages challenges to efficiency, expansion, and availability, as well as the high maintenance costs encountered with traditional UPS systems. The Huawei UPS solution provides the ideal power supply solution for dealing with overburdened power grids.   

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Solution Stage 1: Micro data centers: The perfect choice for edge computing

Scott Neal, Product Marketing Director , Schneider Electric

Introducing Schneider Electric's new micro data centre solution line. Implementation of micro data centres is a new trending approach that can dramatically reduce your CapEx costs, time to deployment, and ultimately simplify the lives of many data centre owners and operators. Micro data centres are self-contained, secure computing environments, assembled in a factory and shipped in one enclosure which includes all the necessary power, cooling, security, and management tools. Their flexibility opens up a wave of new applications, made possible through reduced latency, increased security and cost efficiency. The Internet of Things, wearable technology, connected cars and smart homes could all depend upon the benefits offered by these micro data centres. Attend this session to learn about the new generation of micro data centres that can enable the future of the data centre industry.

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Solution Stage 2: SynapSense® Cooling Optimization – Integrated data center solutions

Sander Kaempfer , EMEA Business Development Manager, Panduit

Panduit recently expanded the availability of SynapSense Cooling Optimization, part of the SmartZone® Solutions portfolio, a turnkey wireless monitoring and cooling control solution for data centers, to the European market.

Attend this Solutions Snapshot and hear how SynapSense provides visibility to enhance environmental consistency and help data centers save up to 50% of cooling energy costs per year.

As part of the integrated Infrastructure solutions that is designed to simplify the convergence of the facility and IT stacks, SynapSense is a compelling solution that continues to deliver increased data center thermal capacity and enhanced control of data center operations. This forms part of the most comprehensive integrated data center solution on the market, including environmental monitoring, power and thermal management, asset and connectivity management. This enables Panduit to offer a full suite of capacity management tools and services.

 

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The business case for data center sustainability

Robert Tozer, Managing Director, Operational Intelligence

Sustainability is based on three pillars – economical, environmental and social. Recent scientific research using life cycle assessments (LCA) indicates that the fundamental contributors to environmental damage, resource depletion, human health and ecology quality are IT and M&E equipment embodied impact, energy consumption and (renewable) energy mix.  The presentation will address how to improve each of these and examine the business case for aligning corporate financial incentives and environmental responsibility

 

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  • The Business Case for Sustainability - for web

Coca-Cola’s journey to the cloud

Jane Gilmour, International CTO, The Coca-Cola Company

Cloud solutions are on every enterprise CXO’s agenda as we move into 2016 with public cloud uptake gaining serious momentum this year. Whilst the benefits are clear, the migration to the cloud poses several challenges.

 What part of your IT should sit in a public private or hybrid cloud, and how do you overcome data mobility and security challenges?  Join Coca-Cola on their journey to the cloud.

Colo + Cloud

Hyperscale networking for all: How to scale out like Google and Amazon without an army of experts in a cost effective way!

Rob Sherwood, CTO, Big Switch

How can you scale out like Google and Amazon without an army of experts in a cost effective way?

This session will look into how to apply hyperscale learnings to an SDN environment with Bare Metal infrastructure, address automation and orchestration in an open and extensible manner and how to tap and monitor everything on the network for better visibility and security.

Servers + Storage

Presentations

  • Hyperscale networking for all How to scale out like Google and Amazon without an army of experts in a cost-effective way - for web

Energy Management Case Study: So what IS the data center challenge NOW?

Michael Adams, EMEA Director, Integrated Data Centres, Panduit Troy Mitchell, Director Integrated Data Center Solutions , Panduit

For the past 10-15 years we have seen dynamic transformation in technology and key focus areas of the Data Centre to support evolving business needs. From Availability, Consolidation, Virtualisation, Energy Management and more recently Big Data, Mobility and Cloud. Facilities had to reduce the PUE, IT Compute had to become increasingly efficient and with reducing OPEX.

 

There never has been a greater need for having a Converged Infrastructure to connect and support the Data Centre. This session will introduce and discuss a Yahoo case study of real energy management reduction of up to 50%.

 

 

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Web-scale IT, Open-Source cloud and DevOps: Taking enterprise IT back to the future

Craig Box , Global Lead, Compute Go-to-Market, Google

Web-scale IT, open source cloud computing, and DevOps are poised to transform the way enterprises create and deliver IT services and ultimately drive innovation. Is open-source the key to unlock the hybrid cloud?  This session looks into how open-source tools are key components of making hybrid cloud environments work.

 

Open-Source

Interactive workshop: Expert Colocation Procurement

Adam Bradshaw, Managing Director, Volta Data Centres Andrew Jay, Executive Director, CBRE Antoine Boniface, Managing Director, ETIX Group Chris Tolson, Client CTO , NTT Communications George Rigby, EMEA Lead - Cloud & Managed Services, NTT Communications Jonathan Arnold, Managing Director, Volta Data Centres Michelle Reid , Sales and Marketing Director , Telehouse Nick Layzell, Managed Services, Telehouse Nicola Hayes, Managing Partner, Andrasta Consulting Simon Young, Senior Consultant, ETIX Group Tim Anker , Founder and Director, The Colocation Exchange

This 1.5hr session has been designed to help capacity professionals navigate the complexities of outsource infrastructure partner selection and procurement. Run as a workshop, attendees will move through each discussion table and share their ideas on the subject with industry peers. Guest moderators for each table will collate key findings to share with the whole group in a panel discussion at the end of the session. This session is limited to 30 participants - to guarantee your space please contact charles.thomas@datacenterdynamics.com

This session takes place in Room 13, ICC Capital Suite (Level 3).

(1) Planning for Growth: The importance of scalability in choice of colocation provider

• Power availability and price
• Contract flexibility
• Pay per use
• Expanding internationally

(2) Leveraging connectivity: How connectivity will continue to drive Business Efficiency

  • Centralisation
  • Cloud Access
  • User experience
  • Prepare for Change

(3) Colocation for Enterprise: The impact of cloud on enterprise colocation procurement

• The benefit of managed colocation solutions
• Scalability
• Managing multiple contracts
• Cloud vs Colo or cloud + Colo?

(4) Colocation pricing models: Should cost impact my colocation decisions

• Commodity vs unique offering
• The impact of trust on acceptable price points
• Pay per use vs monthly contract
• Should location, security, latency and eco-system be considered before price

(5) Contract Negotiation: Getting the best deal from my colocation provider

• SLAs
• Flexible contracts vs Fixed terms
• Planning for scalability
• Pricing

 

Idea Labs

Interactive Workshop - Belden: From EIA to OCP

Denis Blouin, Product Line Manager, Infrastructure Solutions Products, Belden

This workshop will explore the impact of OCP on IT gears format and mounting-racking, by examining how the OBR approach can allow the transition from EIA to OCP. Deep dive into the OCP versus EIA equipment mounting standard, and OCP racking premises. Analyse the migration path from EIA to OCP devices, and benefit from demos of the Open Bridge Rack, allowing on site conversion from EIA to OCP. Understand the containment options for high density computing, cold vs hot aisle containment, and chimney containment. Attend this interactive session to take away a comprehensive understanding of the EIA to OCP conversion process.

This session is by invitation only and takes place in Room  2, ICC London Suite (Level 0).

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An industry ecosystem overcomes complexity for Sky Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) estate roll out

Ajay Garg, Data Center Solution Global Director , Intel Corporation Matthew Farnell, Software Solutions EMEA North,, Schneider Electric Rob Elder, Director, , Keysource

Operating data centres throughout the UK, technology is at the heart of ensuring Sky can meet the demands of its business and customers both now and in the future, while meeting business need to reduce energy usage and increase efficiency. This presentation will demonstrate how an ecosystem between Schneider Electric , Intel Corporation and System Integrator Keysource supports Sky to meet operational efficiency and track progress on environment targets.

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  • Sky Picks Keysource and Schneider Electric to manage UK Data Centres - for web

Panel: “Open” Cloud Abilities: Interoperability, compatibility and portability - Open interfaces leading to a true SDDC

Craig Box , Global Lead, Compute Go-to-Market, Google Guy Berlo , General Manager and Vice President, EMEA, FalconStor Michael Hausenblas, Developer and Cloud Advocate, Mesosphere, Inc. Peter Judge, Global Editor, DatacenterDynamics

Issues of interoperability, compatibility, and portability perpetually challenge organisations everywhere and unnecessarily delay the move towards the true, software-defined, data-driven data center.  The session focuses on how "open" interfaces help to solve this problem.

Open-Source

The #@$%!ing?* problem facing the data center of the future. *=Blanking

Simon Brady , Head of Data Centre Optimisation , Emerson Network Power

Late Last year Emerson NP commissioned a survey of over 800 data centre professionals to understand what they believed the future of the data centre would look like.  Simon Brady, head of data centre optimisation at Emerson, will discuss the highlights and explain why the industry will have problems making the dream a reality.

Power + Cooling

Presentations

  • The #@$%!ing?* problem facing the data centre of the future - for web

Digital Enterprise and the multicloud- creating the platform for the Internet of Everything with hybrid IT

Metin Algir , Enterprise Cloud Specialist, SunGard AS

An internal reorganization, a shift of market focus, a regulatory update, a variation in buyer behaviour, or a new competitive threat? Such diversity creates complexity. And although we don’t like to admit it—IT landscapes are often filled with unknowns and unexpected surprises behind every cable and inside every rack.

Your current data centre is a distributed hybrid of technologies, applications, services and processes—some new, some certainly not. Getting the right mix is increasingly difficult and always a moving target. Which workloads are critical, which could be switched off? What should you outsource, what can you keep in-house? Such challenges are becoming harder to manage and more costly to cope with—for what you have today and what you may need tomorrow

Colo + Cloud

Panel: Security in the IoT era – Is a public-private sector collaboration key in combatting rising cybersecurity threats

Dr. JR Reagan , Global CISO , Deloitte John Higgins, Director General , DIGITALEUROPE Kevin Restivo , Head of Research , DatacenterDynamics Research Tarun Samtani, Information Security Architect , Ebuyer Troels Oerting, Group CISO , Barclays Wan Mohamad Murdani, Director, Digital Enablement, MDEC

The number of connected devices is set to reach 50 billion by 2020. In response to this, the data center workloads traffic patterns and security requirements are constantly changing to keep the digital world safe and running. In the backdrop of recent high-profile breaches, we asked our panellist of security experts to what extend should information-sharing between public and private sector organisations occur in response to combating cyber threats? What is the challenge of enterprise network encryption in the cloud era and will a backdoor access to encryption systems strengthen or hinder data security?  

Servers + Storage

Yahoo's data center efficiency innovations - introducing the "atmospheric data center"

Mozan Totani , Manager Infrastructure Strategy & Data Center Development, Yahoo!

5 years ago Yahoo developed their innovative, energy efficient data center visions.  Yahoo will share how they have accomplished their goals,  and discuss challenges from operating those data centers.  Furthermore, Yahoo will also share further innovations the company is currently working on and present future design concepts.  One of these concepts include ian extreme passive cooling design called "atmospheric data center. "  Lastly Yahoo will introduce the concept of licensing of their data center technologies.

 

Power + Cooling

Panel: The intersection of DevOps, microservices, containers and storage and how these are set to evolve data center services

Andrew Cencini, VP, Engineering , Vapor IO Cole Crawford, Former Executive Director, Open Compute Project, OpenStack Steven Langton, DevOps Team Lead, Sainsbury's Supermarkets

DevOps and container technologies are part of a larger evolution of IT to microservices architecture in the enterprise. Organisations are increasingly looking to move away from one big server into small microservices. This panel debates how the deployment of these open architectures are set to transform the data center network architectures and ensure continuous, agile delivery of business services as we move into the software-defined era.

Open-Source

The legal architecture of data centers

James Dodsworth, International Lawyer & Global Data Centre Practice Head, White & Case

The data centre industry today has become increasingly globalised and in turn the legal architecture of data centres is becoming more sophisticated and complex. This session will cover the important legal considerations and practical implications of datacentres, including the basis of the customer’s occupation, design and delivery, construction documentation, site specifications, environmental liability and taxes, clarity of scope, price, service levels, effectiveness of remedies if things go wrong and liability.

 

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Presentations

  • The legal architecture of data centres - for web

Panel: Software-defined data centers – realising the practical realities of a software-defined future

Gabe Cole, Executive Director, Open-IX Max Smolaks, News Editor, DatacenterDynamics Shachar Fienblit, CTO, Kaminario Troy Alexander, Senior Systems Engineer, Tintri

By 2030, the amount of data is forecasted to have grown to 1 Yottabyte. The SDDC is a development that will prepare for the yottabyte traffic coming our way. This panel will look at the realities of the SDDC and evaluate how far we are from the software-defined data center and what we need to do to get there:

  • What technology is already in place?
  • SDDC in the enterprise vs. SDDC in hyper-scale environments
  • Adoption of SDS and the challenge of current data center environments

 

Servers + Storage

Registration and breakfast

Making the all-flash data center a reality

Shachar Fienblit, CTO, Kaminario

All-flash arrays are obviously a huge success in data centers. They offer much higher performance and simplicity. But what kind of arrays will meet the challenges of big data, virtualization, real-time analytics, and the Internet-of-Things? This session will showcase how to gain the great benefits of a scalable All-Flash array for a cost that is lower than a Hybrid array.

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Presentations

  • The Future of Compute - for webMaking the All-Flash Data Center a Reality - for web

Panel: Will a 100% renewable powered data center ever have its day?

Ari Kurvi, Data Center Manager, Yandex David Cameron, Director, Electrical engineer, Operational Intelligence Ltd Jack Pouchet, VP, The Green Grid James Wilman, Technical Director, Future-tech Vasiliki Georgiadou , Project Manager, GreenIT Amsterdam

Will a 100% renewable energy-run data center ever have its day in the enterprise data center? Find out latest approaches, research and innovations for the viability of 100% renewable-energy-run data centers. We will be debating what current technologies are in place, examine the feasibility of biogas fuel, cell energy, and solar energy, assess strategic site-selection for renewable energy sources and evalute the economics of becoming green.

Design + Build

Presentations

ASHRAE: Valuable New Information Impacting Decisions

Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates

In 2015, ASHRAE has completed a Research Project and has published a new book and updated books as well.  The combination of the Research and the new content exposes some unintended consequences as well as insight critical to making decisions about cooling.

 

Power + Cooling

Presentations

  • ASHRAE: Valuable New Information Impacting Decisions - for web

Morning coffee and networking in the Expo with rapid-fire 15 minute presentations on the Solution Stages

Solution Stage 1: Future-proofing your data center- best-practices roadmap for creating the highly effective, efficient data center

Robert F. Sullivan, Consultant, Independent Consultant

This session provides a road map to start from the worst possible configuration and management of a data center and building to an effective, efficient data center. For some, it might be how to take "the worst data center I have ever seen!" and make the most improvements possible for the given site installation to improve efficiency and availability/reliability. It also could be a guideline for someone planning a new data center or a major refurbishing of an existing facility.

Solution Stage

Building scalable open infrastructure for your cloud data center

John Gromala, Senior Director, Hyperscale Product Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Reaz Rasul, Vice President & General Manager, Global Hyperscale Business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How to build Cloud Services infrastructure by leveraging emerging Open technology standards to reduce operations risk.

 

 

 

Open-Source

Presentations

  • Building Scalable Open Infrastructure for your Cloud Datacenter

TEX Roundtable: Network IT-isation: Shaping the carrier future with NFV, Open Source, and SDN technologies – moving beyond traditional carrier offerings

Erick Contag, COO, Globenet Greg Cubbon, Project Manager Infrastructure Solutions, Hibernia Networks Jaymie Cutaia , CEO & Founder , JSA Richard Petrie, CTO, LINX

The phenomenon of “Network IT-isation”, bringing NFV and open-source SDN technologies to the network, has received a great deal of attention. As new technologies continue to evolve, open network virtualisation strategies are reshaping the telecom carrier ecosystem, bringing forward new opportunities and challenges. The ongoing shift to cloud services and mobile internet technologies is driving service providers and their suppliers to improve their efficiency and agility. This roundtable will explore how network virtualisation can advance the carrier business model, enabling them to create “network-differentiated” propositions for the provisioning of cloud networking, larger network-as-a-service offerings and cloud infrastructure services.

This session is open to all and takes place in Room 2, ICC London Suite (Level 0).

Idea Labs

Panel: Software-defined availability: Redefining uptime for the cloud

George Rockett, CEO & Co-Founder, DatacenterDynamics James Wilman, Technical Director, Future-tech Lex Coors, Chief Data Center Technology & Engineering Officer, Interxion Russell Nolan, System Engineer, Veeam

Are current "Tier" availability standards fit for purpose? Do we need a workload availability standard and what would it look like? How could it be built into service level?In the cloud what should we be doing about an availability standard?

Servers + Storage

Interactive workshop: Legacy data center energy efficiency best practice and case study

David Cameron, Director, Electrical engineer, Operational Intelligence Ltd Sophia Flucker, Director, Mechanical engineer, Operational Intelligence

Operational Intelligence will lead an interactive session based around a legacy data centre energy efficiency case study where the PUE was reduced from 2.3 to 1.49 by using a structured, analytical approach.  Participants will get a taster of our unique methodology for engaging stakeholders to optimise data centre reliability and energy efficiency.

 Open for all. Limited seats available. Session takes place in Room 15, ICC Capital Suite (Level 3).

Idea Labs

Interactive roundtable: Understanding and participating in the EU Data Center Code of Conduct

Adrian Honeybill, Sustainability Engineer, Telecity Group John Booth, Managing Director, Carbon3IT Mark Acton, Director, Critical Services, CBRE, Data Center Solutions Paolo Bertholdi, Principal Administrator, European Commission DG JRC Richard Berry, Project Manager, IBM EU

EU Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres - learn how the EU Data Centre Code of Conduct operates and how to take part. 

Open for all. Limited seats available. Session takes place in Room 1, ICC London Suite (Level 0).

Idea Labs

Interactive workshop: Schneider Electric - The evolution of the micro data center - tackling the age of IoT at the edge

Scott Neal, Product Marketing Director , Schneider Electric

The rapid adoption of cloud pushes cloud infrastructures to move to the edge in order to offer better and fast performance. There is rising data center demand in enterprise and industrial segments, and a rise in edge data center providers targeting these needs. Many tier 2 and 3 cities are underserved when it comes to data centers, and this is aggravated with the growth of content and its need for local delivery.  As the industry is embracing the emergence of micro data centers to meet the needs of IoT and the digital economy, how will this impact data center owners and operators? This session will explore the challenges of the contraction of the physical space with the shift to cloud based infrastructures and debate how operators can best manage this transition.

This session is by invitation only and takes place in Room 4, ICC London Suite (Level 0).

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Blue skies with green clouds – lighting up the Nordic data center scene

Tomas Sokolnicki, Investment Advisor ICT/Head of Swedish Datacenter Initiative, Business Sweden Vince Van Son, Director of Energy, Facebook

Are conditions in the Nordics aligning to create larger clusters of green computing clouds in the region? We will take you on a short journey to look at the scene as it was in 2008, what it is now, and how it might look in just a few years’ time. Development factors impacting total cost of ownership and strategic fit including energy supply, resource mix, and cost as well as infrastructure, and connectivity will be highlighted.

 

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Presentations

  • Blue skies with green clouds - update

Containers & Microservices - enterprise adoption case study

Steven Langton, DevOps Team Lead, Sainsbury's Supermarkets

DevOps and container technologies are part of a larger evolution of IT to microservices architecture in the enterprises. The transition from a traditional hardware server infrastructure in an on-premise data center to a cloud-based, software-defined infrastructure, offers significant benefits for organisations. Microservices architecture enables companies to be much more agile and cut costs at the same time. Join this session and learn about the deployment of these open architectures for agile delivery of your business services.

Open-Source

Protecting and archiving high value data in today's data tsunami

Christo Conidaris, UK Area Country Lead , Quantum

In today’s age of the data Tsunami, where companies are storing more data for longer and data types are changing to include rich media content, traditional storage techniques are insufficient to keep up with business demands.  How  can  we provide the right technology at the right time by accessing data more cost effectively whilst improving business performance?

Servers + Storage

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Panel: Hybrid-ready data centers – overcoming security, data privacy and interoperability with new technology initiatives

Andy Lawrence, Research VP - Datacenter Technologies & Eco-Efficient IT, 451 Research John Gromala, Senior Director, Hyperscale Product Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Mariano Cunietti, CTO, EnterCloud Suite Maximilian Ahrens, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange Timothy Creswick, Managing Director and Founder, Vorboss

What are the challenges in delivering scalable hardware solutions for the provisioning of cloud services to clients? As cloud service users’ demands are becoming increasingly complex, service providers must keep up in order to deliver (large) scalable and flexible cloud solutions to their clients. What are the challenges in delivering scalable services to cloud consumers? This panel evaluates the technical hurdles, including hardware, cloud interoperability, hybrid connectivity and reliability.

Colo + Cloud

Water-Energy Nexus: The case for Data Centres

Peter Liddle , Director of Critical Systems, Cundall

Water is needed to generate energy, and energy is required to produce clean water. Current Data Centre trend towards the deployment of all air optimisation systems (direct and indirect) has resulted in reduced power usage on-site (low PUE), whilst increasing the site water consumption significantly (higher WUE).  However, the current well established sustainability metrics of PUE and WUE do not account for the off-site electricity content of water or the water content of electricity. Therefore, we focus on the metrics of PUE and WUE to evaluate how the sustainability of Data Centres will be affected if the embodied energy and water figures are incorporated. Air optimised cooling solutions across three key global locations with high data centre activity have been investigated, namely San Jose (California, USA), London (UK), and Scandinavia, to compare this impact.

Power + Cooling

Panel: Investing in data centers – what is driving demand for the expansion of data center space across Europe?

Alex Tilley, Director, Data Centre Infrastructure Architect, Alpha Real Technology Dennis Beeson , VP, Specialty Lending Group, Goldman Sachs John Wilson, Relationship Director, Corporate Asset Finance, Lombard Jonathan Arnold, Managing Director, Volta Data Centres Tom Phillips, Investment Director, Downing LLP

Demand for data centres continues to be driven by mobile technology, media streaming, gaming and other activities in the hyperconnected world. A recent change, however, is that these services and workloads are increasingly being delivered through a cloud platform. Cloud platforms tend to adopt less resilient facilities than the market norm. Though the growth in construction is significantly higher in developing markets, European prospects are showing rising annual growth rate. A more competitive landscape and demand for more scalable data center environments is driving a shift in the size of speculative investment in the sector. Data center analysts and investors come together to discuss developing investment strategies in the backdrop of these trends.

Design + Build

Accelerating the move towards multi-cloud architectures – what cloud exchanges and cloud interconnectivity are all about

Maximilian Ahrens, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange

With Google, Microsoft and private cloud platforms, such as OpenStack, cloud exchange is the next generation of an already evolving multi-cloud environment. Cloud exchanges offer a commoditised cloud platform for enterprises and cloud service providers. What are the core issues and challenges standing in the way of true cloud commoditisation?

Colo + Cloud

Solution Stage 1: CEEDA Energy Efficiency Assessment and Certification: Worldwide Update 2015

CEEDA is a worldwide assessment and certification program designed to recognize the implementation of energy efficiency best practices in data centers. It provides a globally applicable benchmark for comparison and harmonization within and across organizations, authentication of performance metrics and a gap analysis and performance improvement map, helping maintain performance throughout the certification period.

The year 2015 has witnessed a proliferation of newly assessed colocation and enterprise data centers across the Americas, APAC and EMEA.

 This session will report on the progress over year and will provide an outline of: operational processes; types of data centers assessed; client reported benefits; current worldwide status; next steps in CEEDA development.

Solution Stage

Lunch and networking in the Expo with rapid-fire 15 minute presentations on the Solution Stages

Solution Stage 1: Stockholm – the future home of big data

Erik Rylander, Head of Open District Heating, Open District Heating

Stockholm offers a proven business friendly environment for some of the world’s most dynamic ICT companies thanks to its abundance of infrastructure, human capital and sustainable power. In addition, the unique offering Open District Heating® allows data centers to turn waste heat into revenue, which further increases the attractiveness of Stockholm.

Solution Stage

TEX Roundtable: Delivering world-class mobile connectivity through high quality network capacity

Greg Cubbon, Project Manager Infrastructure Solutions, Hibernia Networks Jay Lawrence, Managing Director, NeXXCom Wireless Jeff Mucci, CEO & Editorial Director, RCR Wireless Rob Barlow, CEO, WireIE Roy Hirst, Technical Sales, XKL

Mobile data will continue to drive global telecoms revenue supported by higher data usage and increased penetration of smartphones and broadband services. This panel will discuss market challenges and highlight strategic opportunities for the European carrier market.

This session is open to all and takes place in Room 2, ICC London Suite (Level 0).

Idea Labs

Panel: Resource Efficiency 2025 – how will data centers become more effective over the next 10 years?

André Rouyer , EMEA Liaison Lead , The Green Grid Jack Pouchet, VP, The Green Grid Lance Rütimann, Senior Manager Industry Affairs, Siemens Roel Castelein, EMEA Marketing Chair, The Green Grid Roger Tipley, President, The Green Grid

The industry group, Green Grid, will be discussing its findings from research looking into current trends and predictions for the data centre industry in Western Europe. 

Deep analysis from leading efficiency experts will be combined with quantitative evidence from over 150 IT leaders in the UK, France and Germany. This will be a valuable session for anyone interested in producing a more efficient, cost effective and productive data centre asset for their organisation. 

Design + Build

Presentations

  • THE GREEN GRID PANEL - for web

From data center to information center: Evolving beyond the zettabyte generation

Alex McMullan, EMEA CTO, Pure Storage

The rate of technology change is increasing, with mobile computing, developers and analytics recreating the technology landscape. The impact of cloud-based resources on traditional data center usage, application designs and data storage requirements continues to disrupt IT, so will the Internet of Everything be the final push which brings it to every business? Find out how big your datasets actually are, and how data can be processed securely at massive scale to support the latest trends in virtualisation and mobility.


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Delivering success in infrastructure services sourcing and migrations

Dr. James Mitchell, CEO, Strategic Blue Graham Brown , Managing Director, Gyrocom Manon Buettner , Principal & CEO, Nuvalo

Everyone’s talking about Digital Transformation. How is that manifested in the cloud world? Having independent expert counsel, with the experience to see the whole picture, can not only help ensure the most relevant providers are evaluated and negotiated, but establish a company's long term roadmap towards achieving its cloud transformation goals. We will shine a spotlight on which workloads are moving where, along with best practices and advice for migration preparation.

Colo + Cloud

Panel: Public consciousness in the age of data – how can you recycle your data center waste heat?

Dr. Jens Struckmeier, Founder and CTO, Cloud and Heat Technologies Gustav Bergquist, CTO, Bahnhof James Wilman, Technical Director, Future-tech Lawrence Orsini, Principal , LO3 Energy Mattias Ganslandt, CBD, Open District Heating

Economically viable, sustainable heat distribution- how can your data center turn into an energy prosumer?

Examine the various innovations in reusing excess data center heat to generate district heating across various European cities. Hear about the different solutions and innovations from leading implementers.

Power + Cooling

Final Showdown: Beers and some really big ideas

Aeron Buchanan, Head of European Operations,, Ethereum Cole Crawford, Former Executive Director, Open Compute Project, OpenStack Dr. Jens Struckmeier, Founder and CTO, Cloud and Heat Technologies Ed Ansett, Co-Founder and Chairman, i3 Solutions Group Kfir Godrich, MD, Global Head, Technology, BlackRock Maximilian Ahrens, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

Top innovation thought leaders deliver their rapid-fire pitches (2 minutes) on their REALLY BIG IDEAS during this open-mic and open-bar session -- prediction, challenge, trend, amazing opportunity, pending apocalypse, end-of-the-world as we know it... A capstone closing event not to be missed!