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Registration and Breakfast in the Expo Hall

All-Conference Keynote Roundtable: Mapping the New Open Data Center Innovation Genome

Alan Clark, Chairman of the Board, OpenStack Foundation Amber Graner, Community Manager, Open Compute Project Foundation Calista Redmond, President, OpenPOWER Foundation, IBM Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Linux Foundation Neela Jacques, Executive Director, OpenDaylight Roger Strukhoff, Principal, Tau Institute

Opening remarks by Cole Crawford, Chair, StackingIT
The Transformation from Vendor-led to Open-based, Disaggregated, Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure
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.

Session takes place on the Main Stage in the Stacking IT Hall

Coffee Break, Networking, and Solution Stage Presentations in the Expo Hall

Solutions Stage 1: Exploring Software and Hardware Integration in a Data Center

Ross Mueller, Region Business Development Manager, Siemens

The data center is a living working place that has many intricate levels of infrastructure, none more important than the components that monitor, protect and deliver information to the IT/facilities world. The trend has been and continues to be to manage a data center’s energy efficiency.  We will explore from the floor to facilities how this data for examination can and does effect the day to day operations.

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Solution Stage 2: Utilizing the Power of Data to Take Concrete Steps to Reduce IT Equipment Energy Consumption

Ashish Moondra , Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software, Chatsworth Products

IT equipment consumes 40–50% of the power in today’s data centers, but also provides the raw data that can be used to reduce energy costs and more intelligently balance power and server performance at the cabinet level. In this presentation, learn how Chatsworth Products data center solutions integrate Intel Data Center Management technology to allow data center teams to translate existing temperature and power data into actionable intelligence and “green” data center management practices. Without resorting to expensive DCIM solutions that are complicated to manage and deploy, IT and facilities departments have affordable options for aggregating, monitoring, and controlling energy and temperature patterns that impact equipment lifespans as well as overall service levels during normal and disaster recovery operations.

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Solution Stage 1: 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. Click here for more information.

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Solution Stage 2: Putting the “Y” in IoT

Bob Thronson, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Vigilent

The Internet of Things is big news.  However, in today’s data centers, many “things” generate information that is never analyzed, or only used for basic functions like anomaly detection.  This talk will explore what’s required for the IoT to create real economic value in mission critical environments.  Specific examples will be shared showing how the IoT can optimize cooling.

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Challenging Public Cloud Economics

Anthony Johnson, Principal, Advanced Cloud Analytics Chris Yetman, COO, Vantage Data Centers Conor Malone, VP Engineering, Hyve Solutions

The cost-per-mW in the delivery of hybrid cloud capacity, by applying open-source  principles in the design, build and delivery of data centers, can reach a point to challenge the per-mW costs that public cloud providers are achieving. This panel discusses how that’s possible.

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Whaling: Reliability and Uptime

Jennifer Fraser, Head of Mission Critical Engineering, Twitter Mazdak Hashemi, Sr. Director of Site Reliability Engineering & Infrastructure Operations, Twitter

Twitter’s infrastructure has significantly transformed and scaled since the first Tweet was sent 9+ years ago. A variety of teams across the Twitter Engineering made meaningful contributions to improve reliability and uptime. Learn about some of the initiatives and methods deployed in scaling the infrastructure and improving the reliability of the site.

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SDN/NFV: Stitching Together the Network Fabric

Jon Hudson, Principal Engineer, Office of the CTO, Brocade Neela Jacques, Executive Director, OpenDaylight Nicholas Ilyadis, VP & CTO, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom Steve Hebert, CEO, Nimbix

Rapidly accelerating data growth requires software-driven automation. Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) offer drive speed, agility, real-time intelligence, content and service delivery in the hyperscale age. Not, however, without challenges. This session examines how control-plane programmability enables network professionals to autonomically optimize network infrastructure to meet Webscale business demands. Significantly improved network performance, lower costs, and power efficiency are all direct benefits.

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Will Your Cloud Strategy Deliver the Business Value You Want?

Sherrie Brown Littlejohn, EVP & Head of Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation, Wells Fargo

Moving to the Cloud is a technology business management decision that demands careful planning. Both clear articulation of the business benefits and an equally clear-eyed understanding of the risks and challenges are management requirements. In the time of DevOps and cloud architects and engineers, how can you ensure efficient, effective  resource allocation to ensure a successful implementation?

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DCIM is Foundational to Software- Defined Infrastructures

Joe Reele, VP, Datacenter Solution Architects, Schneider Electric

Data Center Infrastructure Management is emerging as an essential augmentation of the software defined infrastructure (SDI) framework. This session examines integrating the IT stack with facilities infrastructure stack through DCIM, helping transform the data center to the true SDDC -- and a competitive tool for cutting time to market for IT services and improving profitability.

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Managing BYOD Security

Adam Ely, CSO, Bluebox Security Matt De Vincentis, Wireless Security Strategist, Fortinet Mike Kegerreis , IT Security, SMTS, Texas Instruments Vishal Gupta, Chief Products & IoT Officer, Silent Circle

BYOD is here to stay. Fighting it is a losing battle. Employees no longer use only company-owned and -issued devices to access data. Security begins with effective data policies. It is followed through at the application and network level. Enterprises have platforms and tools at their disposal that limit their exposure to risk. It is time to embrace this technology.

Security + Risk

Minimizing Risk Through Innovative Predictive Services

Neil Tubman , National Business Development Manager, Siemens

Many data center operators risk failures and downtime as a result of a lack of predictive services associated with the reliability of their critical infrastructure equipment and systems. Operators need predictive services programs tailored to the unique MEP systems within their environment.  This session discusses a variety of approaches to comparative baselining and determining future equipment maintenance needs.

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Open HPC Platform Debuts in Navajo-owned Data Center

Bob Bolz, Extreme Green Cooling & Extreme Scale Computing, AQUILA Jon Hudson, Principal Engineer, Office of the CTO, Brocade Phil Hughes, CEO, Clustered Systems Steve McKenzie, Operations Executive, Innava

Innava Data Center in Albuquerque, NM is first home to new HPC cluster platform developed from Aquila. AQuarius, based on the Intel Knight's Landing KNL, is deployed in Clustered Systems’ cbinets, with its "cold-plate" liquid cooling architecture. Brocade provides SDN fabric gear. While Innava aims at a large regional customer base for such needs as disaster recovery, Aquila focus on requirements of oil/gas exploration and university, government lab R&D.

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Transforming the Data Center for the Era of the Cloud

Richard Garratt, Director, Data Center Solutions, Dimension Data

Turning the current flood of available data into meaningful intelligence businesses requires business leaders to look beyond the traditional data center toward technologies like cloud, automation, virtualization and hybrid networks. BPI Network is studying this transition in a new initiative called “Transform to Better Perform”, co-sponsored by Dimension Data and Datacenter Dynamics. This session explores the implications of this business technology transformation.

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On The Edge: Deploying and Managing Remote Network Edge IT

Henrique Oliveira, Director of Business Development, Data Center Solution, Emerson

Reliance on connectivity and technology close to the user, at distributed locations with no on-site 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.

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The Industrialization of the Data Center: Setting The New Standard

Herb Villa, Sr. IT Solutions Engineer, Rittal Corporation

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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Green Data Centers

John Ford , VP, Sabey Data Centers

SME data center operators can now get the same enviable PUE traction that their larger enterprise counterparts can achieve through complete control of their IT and data center footprints. The right co-lo model that included affordable hot-aisle containment, smart air flow management and green energy efficiency best practices can save money, provide greater power flexibility whole delivering economies of infrastructure scale not otherwise available to the smaller operator.

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What’s Your Cloud-Ability?

Evan Powell, CEO, StackStorm Matthew Trifiro, SVP, Mesosphere Roger Strukhoff, Principal, Tau Institute

Issues of interoperability, compatibility, and portability perpetually challenge IT shops 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

Keeping Video Content Streaming

Colin Kincaid, VP, Web Portfolio, Cisco John McIlwain, Director, CDNetworks Michael Todd, CTO, Victorious Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect, EdgeConneX

Streaming video and interactive content is growing exponentially - Netflix and YouTube are just a visible tip of the demand. More processing power, storage, bandwidth, and an entire infrastructure right at the “edge” of the network are the key to last-mile content delivery.

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  • Keeping Video Content Streaming

Transform to Better Perform CXO Roundtable & Lunch – Developing a New Scorecard for IT

This exclusive Transform to Better Perform CXO 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 DatacenterDynamics’ Internet Event at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis, the noon roundtable 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 the Willow Room, B2 Level.

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Lunch, Networking, and Solution Stage Presentations in the Expo Hall

Lunch Briefing: Schneider Electric – The Impact of Integrating OCP Technologies into your Data Center

The trend toward Open Compute Project (OCP) technologies in the data center market is gaining considerable traction.  As the technology impacted by this movement expands beyond servers and racks, additional data center domains are targeted for efficient development. This session will explore the benefits of OCP architectures, highlight the different business drivers leading to adoption, and evaluate which OCP components to integrate into your system. While we discuss the results of current OCP collaborations, we will look ahead to predicted OCP road maps. 

This session is by invitation only, and takes place in Salon 15, Lower B2 Level.

Idea Labs

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

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 the Juniper Room, B2 Level.

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Solution Stage 1: ARC Flash Risk: What Every Data Center Owner, Operator, & End User Should Know

Michael Liberman, Mission Critical Services, BASS Electric

The many ways Arc Flash Risk directly impacts owners, operators, and data center end users. Michael Liberman discusses how to minimize exposure regardless of tier level.  He also shares how data centers can support workplace safety, increase uptime, and virtually eliminate costs associated with unexpected electrical shutdowns and repairs.

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Solution Stage 2: Arista's CloudVision for Network-wide Automation

Robi Papp, Account Manager, Arista Networks

CloudVision is a new product offering by Arista that provides a network-wide approach for workload orchestration and workflow automation for cloud networking. CloudVision’s abstraction of the physical network to a broader, network-wide perspective allows for a more efficient approach for several operational use-cases, including the following:

  • Centralized representation of distributed network state, allowing for a single point of integration and network-wide visibility and analytics
  • Controller agnostic support for physical and virtual workload orchestration through open APIs such as OVSDB, JSON and OpenStack plugins.
  • Turn-key workflow automation for zero touch provisioning, configuration management and network-wide upgrades and rollback.
  • Compliance dashboard for security, audit and patch management
  • Real-time Streaming for telemetry and network analytics, a modern approach to replace legacy polling per device.
  • Visibility and troubleshooting for underlay and overlay networks

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Solution Stage 1: Rittal Solutions Overview

Herb Villa, Sr. IT Solutions Engineer, Rittal Corporation

Rittal Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of IT racks and accessories for data center. Join a brief overview of Rittal’s products and solutions to learn what it means to partner with a global solutions provider offering products and services to meet the most demanding requirements of any IT space.

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Solution Stage 2: CenterScape by RF Code: A Comprehensive Data Center Analysis and Management Framework

Richard Jenkins, VP, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development, RF Code

RF Code holds a pivotal role in the data center industry. The only real-time asset management and environmental monitoring solution, its sensors and software are forging de facto standard recognition and are essential to the success of DCIM deployments. CenterScape, RF Code’s new flexible framework, improves the performance and increases the control of data center assets and facilities. Accurate, scalable, mission-critical with an ROI calculated in months. Don’t miss this!

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Solution Stage 1: Engineered Solutions for Customer-Defined Architectures

Ryan Hansen , Director, NAM Technical Solutions, Schneider Electric

Customer-defined architectures and compressed data center build schedules are driving the need for tailored solutions with increased alignment and coordination. Schneider Electric's engineered to order capabilities bring together customers and value chain members to establish a common understanding of application needs and time line. With these needs defined, tailored solutions can now be deployed to meet the customer’s compressed schedule, while leveraging concurrent engineering activities, and off-site manufacturing.

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Solution Stage 1: Our Take On Global Markets

Jeff West, Director, Research, Cushman & Wakefield Jennie Karnes, Data Center Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield

Overview of current trends and market dynamics across key global data center markets. Regional highlights will focus on factors driving demand for third-party data center space and influencing wholesale and colocation pricing trends in this emerging asset class.

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Solution Stage 2: Scaling Your Data Center L&D; Programs Across a Distributed Workforce

David Lee, Global Sales and Marketing Director, DCProfessional Development

Do you want to standardize and scale your training programs in a cost-effective way and understand the skill base of your staff? DCPro has developed the training solution that your business really needs. Visit booth #617 or join us on Solution Stage 2 to learn more about the World’s first Training Academy for the global data center sector.

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All-Conference Keynote: For the IoT to Happen, It Helps to Have Designed The Infrastructure that Makes It Possible at Scale

Eddie Schutter, Director, New Technology Product Development Engineering, AT&T; Foundry

The Internet of Things is a game-changer for IT infrastructure. It's not a matter of innovating, but rather of thinking big and making all of the new technologies work together intelligently to make life better and easier. Where are the boundaries? Or is the sky the limit?

Session takes place on the Main Stage in the Stacking IT Hall

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Reducing TCO with “Free-Cooling”

Kris Holla, VP, Data Center Solutions, Nortek Philip Le Poudre, Principal Engineer & Technology Lead, Nortek Air Solutions

Expanded ASHRAE operating ranges for temperature and humidity, coupled with cooling technology advances allow for so-called “free cooling” to be used more extensively for energy- efficient critical environment operations. New developments in direct and indirect evaporative technology can optimize cooling efficiency and better manage water usage as water costs increases and availability decreases.  

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“Hyperizing” Sourcing for the Web-scale Era

Charles Hoop, IT Sourcing & Procurement Lead, Accenture Mark Thiele, ., Data Center and Cloud Executive Richard Donaldson, Director Infrastructure Mgmt & Operations, eBay Tony Greenberg, Founder & CEO, RampRate

Hyperscale computing, driven by “third platform” demands, are transforming the world of IT infrastructure capacity and services sourcing. Time-to-market and agility demands are changing the competitive economics of the hosting, colocation and cloud services business. Executives grapple with what being app- and data-centric really requires. It’s a DevOps world, and it’s about speed, elasticity, cost, performance, resilience, quality and risk. Can the high-stakes business of sourcing be sufficiently “hyperized” to meet the hyperscale demands?

Servers + Storage

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Five Years of Operating Yahoo's Chicken Coop...Lessons Learned and The Road Ahead

Paul Bonaro, Sr. Director, Data Center Operations, East US and EMEA, Yahoo! Richard Kropfl, VP Data Center Operations, Yahoo!

When Yahoo designed of its Lockport, NY data center based on the chicken coop’s ventilation architecture, it raised many an eyebrow. Now, five years on, what has this iconic “digital-first” internet enterprise learned from its chicken-based design choice? And how has the infrastructure technology continuing to evolve to keep pace with rapid web-scale technology transformation?

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So, You Want Webscale? Cloud? You Need DCI

Eve Griliches, Director, BTI Systems Jon Hudson, Principal Engineer, Office of the CTO, Brocade Kevin Wade, Director, Cyan

Explosive growth in new data centers to handle the “3d-platform” realities give optical fiber data center interconnect (DCI) a bright future. CNOs of multi-site, web-scale networks know DCI plays a critical part in meeting demand for always-on content, but also in business continuity/DR. What does state-of-the art DCI look like in today’s CDN environment? Can DCI scale out globally? Find out why this is now must-have requirement in the new virtual critical environment ecosystem.

Colo + Cloud

Adopting Open Compute: The Fidelity Investments & Goldman Sachs Enterprise Experience

Eric Wells, VP, Data Center Services, Fidelity Investments Grant Richard, Global Engineering, Operations & Provisioning, Goldman Sachs

The Open Compute Project offers a tremendous value proposition for enterprises of all types and sizes. Goldman Sachs and Fidelity Investments have been involved with Open Compute since its inception in 2011 where both companies continuing to design & deploy Open Compute based solutions.  As a result the two companies have gained great insights through their participation in the Open Compute community and will share their experiences over the years.

Open-Source

Why Data Center Design Strategies Fail?

David Winn, AMS Service Line Leader, HP

What do current technology roadmaps and trends tell us about what your IT and data center infrastructure should be in the future? Anything? What would be on your wish list? Each major interdependent infrastructure layer needs to be addressed: network, server, storage, power, cooling. Here’s a chance to give your best guesses as to what would be winning designs and strategies in the future. Where will you put your money?

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Design Considerations for Critical Power Applications

George Williams, Senior Account Executive, Cummins Power Generation

Overview of Diesel Generator and power distribution and efficient usage of emergency generator assets.  This discussion will focus on cost, design, and long term cost of ownership.  Topics also include larger generator advantages, space constraints/footprint reduction, cost analysis; reliability analysis; paralleling large generators; evolution of paralleling controls; paralleling advantages, paralleling in the data center; concurrent maintainability/fault tolerance architectures.

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Physical Facilities Security Matters: A Practitioner’s Guide

Matt Powers, VP, Global Technology Marketing, Anixter

A “macro-segmentation” approach to risk security management is required within the layers of physical security to support a risk management strategy.  What are best practices for adopting a deter, detect, delay and defend strategy designed specifically for the data center environment? Here’s a six-layered approach with policy and practice guidelines for perimeter, clear zone, reception, service corridor, data hall and equipment cabinet areas.

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Designing the Whole Eco-System, Data-Driven Data Center

Doug Taylor, General Manager, StackVelocity Evan Powell, CEO, StackStorm Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

In order to build truly data-driven data centers the whole stack must be connected.  To orchestrate your workload in real-time, the “North-bound” IT stack and “South-bound” facilities stack, traffic must be able to integrate, communicate and automate. Getting there, however, is a journey. This panel shares their own “open” journey of discovery and opines on where they think the industry is headed. 

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Is Your IT Organization Competent to Make Smart Cloud Choices?

David Nalley, VP Infrastructure, Apache Software Foundation John Hall, CTO, Tradesy Shane Garoutte, VP Technology Operations, OpenX

Cloud’s benefits are pretty clear. The competence to choose, plan and make the transition without fear of losing control is not as clear.  Is cloud infrastructure an all or nothing game or a hybrid model? How do you ensure that that your IT infrastructure is reliable, resilient  and able to deliver on command? How do you ensure that you stay in control.



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Troubleshooting: A High-Value Asset For The Service-Provider Discipline

Sagi Brody, CTO, Webair

As standardized offerings for hosting and cloud providers become more complex and interdependent, so too do the requirements to properly manage and troubleshoot them. The ability for technical teams to quickly localize bottlenecks, capacity limits, application issues, and other problems is now a key success factor. Troubleshooting, once considered a soft skill, now needs to be acknowledged and cultivated as an important corporate skill and asset.

Colo + Cloud

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Ready for Open Infrastructure? What We’ve Learned So Far…

Grant Richard, Global Engineering, Operations & Provisioning, Goldman Sachs John Gromala, Senior Director, Hyperscale Product Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Roger Strukhoff, Principal, Tau Institute

IT pros representing different industries reveal learning's from implementing open-infrastructure solutions and provide insights for shops evaluating it. To be discussed: a) defining open infrastructure, b) when/why to consider; c) implications of open infrastructure and likely impacts on existing IT processes, resources; d) new skills requirements; e) impact of open on the current I&O management model; f) serviceability; g) financial considerations, planning  and understanding.

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Strategies to Maximize Your Data Center Investment

Tony Walker, Data Center Strategy , CommScope

Upgrading an aging data center is time and capital costly. Proper planning and the right solution decisions help protect your data center investment to migrate to meet your growing, changing business needs. This session covers the importance of planning, designing your facilities for the long term to maximize your investment. Discussed will be 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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The Need for Speed: FPGAs in the Data Center

John Lockwood, CEO, Algo-Logic Mike Strickland, Director, Strategic/Tech. Mktg., Altera

Programmable hardware enables operators of datacenters to scale up the performance of critical networking services.  In addition to deployment of additional CPU cores, operators are now also deploying Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) logic to lower latency, improve throughput, and decrease the energy required to operate their datacenters.  In this session, we see real applications in 10G to 100G networks where Gateware Defined Networking (GDN) solutions achieve 20x improvements.

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Registration and Breakfast in the Expo Hall

Choosing Between VDI and DaaS

Andy Salo, VP Product Management, NIMBOXX Dan O'Farrell, Director, Cloud Client Computing, Dell David Chernicoff, US Correspondent, DatacenterDynamics Peter Kofod, Founder and CEO, The Sixth Flag

The days of the PC are numbered. The growth in mobile devices is putting the bulk of the workload back in the data center. IT managers must increase data center computing capacity and end point access, as we see the rise of the latest iteration of thin-client environments - the virtual desktop environment (VDI).

Servers + Storage

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Challenges, Innovations in Chinese Cloud Computing Data Centers

Ali Heydari, Sr. Technical Director, Chief Architect, Baidu

Baidu, China’s dominant search engine, pushes design boundaries with its cloud data centers. By integrating new technologies including ARM servers, custom all-in-one racks, 10Gb top-of-rack switches and greenfield data center design , Baidu boosts cloud performance. Such efforts lay the foundations for the technology benchmarks for China’s internet data centers of the future.

Power + Cooling

Managing Convergence of IT, Physical Infrastructure Stacks

Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates Himanshu Patel, Senior Manager, Strategy Channels and Alliances, Schneider Electric Mark Thiele, ., Data Center and Cloud Executive

IT convergence have become better defined, standardized than earlier models.  These efforts have transformed the IT landscape, but the need for robust management of the physical infrastructure in close concert with IT convergence has remained elusive. New converged IT and physical infrastructure tools have also evolved. Now, pre-designed solutions can minimize both time-to-market and risk -- plus simplify your life.

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Scale the Google Way

Terrence Ryan, Developer Advocate, Cloud Platform, Google

Due to their distinct ideas of scale, Google has designed and built a revolutionary framework to meet its unique needs by taking large pieces of their infrastructure and spinning them off as public offerings. Google Cloud Platform encompasses App Engine, Kubernetes, Big Query and more, all of which have their origin story based on a particular Google need.
Hear the stories behind these technologies and how Google might help you with your particular needs.

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Traversing the Open Networking Movement

Matt Peterson, Office of the CTO, Cumulus Networks

The traditional world of IP networking is anchored with a tightly closed system of hardware, software, and accessories. The premise of Open Networking is to disaggregate these components to build a best-of-breed solution. Ironically, compute systems have enjoyed this freedom of openness over the past two decades. Linux, OpenStack, NoSQL - all of these technologies were only possible in an open world. In this talk, Matt will discuss how Cumulus Networks, Open Compute Project, and many others have enabled Open Networking to flourish. Particular focus will be given to ONIE, an open source boot loader, as well as interoperability testing efforts

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Can Security-as-a-Service Secure Internet & IoT?

Vishal Gupta, Chief Products & IoT Officer, Silent Circle

With the multiplicity in data sources requiring security, how competent are cloud-based security services? Can we have cloud based secure communications which can be secure, private, and save cost? How can we implement security for the new emerging IoT which will have implications for the data center, mobile devices, apps and IoT devices? This is a key frontier for the SDDC.

Security + Risk

Water. Drought. What Do Data Center Operators Do? Anything?

Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates Laura Shenkar, Principal, Artemis Water Strategy Nicola Peill-Moelter, PhD, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Akamai Technologies Patrick Flynn, Director of Sustainability , Salesforce.com Sanjay Reddy, Client Services Director, Black & Veatch

California's drought shines a light on data center water use. As the state enacts first-ever mandatory rationing, this panel examines how conservation fits into near- and long-term design, operations and economics.  How can operators respond to short-term rationing with long-term, expensive, cooling alternatives?  How do operators balance energy efficiency with water efficiency? What risks lie in switching to reclaimed water? What’s the role of water within energy microgrids?

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How Docker Containers Will Transform The Software Defined Data Center

Sheng Liang, CEO, Rancher Labs

Docker containers are more than just an application packaging and distribution format. Containers generate new requirements on computing infrastructure and create interesting new opportunities for data center infrastructure providers. In this talk Sheng Liang will discuss how software defined data center technologies in virtualization, storage, and networking will continue to evolve to meet the needs of Docker containers.

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Data Center Management Evolution: Why The Devil Is In The Data

Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

Eight years of predictive modeling reveals lessons learned and often counter-intuitive findings. This session shows how big data and analytics can be used to explore most aspects of data center and IT equipment performance. The devil is truly within the data and discussed is how analytic techniques can be used to guide and support decisions within the data center. The next generation of data centers will be data driven from concept through its operating life cycle and, eventually,  to decommissioning.

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Due Diligence Required -- Not all Clouds are Equal

Boris Pavlovic, Tech Lead, Mirantis Ivan Filho, Technical Program Manager, Google Kenny Li, CEO, Cloud Spectator Roger Strukhoff, Principal, Tau Institute

Mobile, IoT, content delivery -- these are feeding the demand for cloud solutions. The ideal cloud environment should be flexible, scalable and reliable. But not all clouds are the same; due diligence is essential. Digital enterprises must identify platforms that fit their requirements and deliver cost and operational efficiency. The right tools, benchmarks and partners will lead help in making  the right cloud decision.

Colo + Cloud

Coffee Break, Networking, and Solution Stage Presentations in the Expo Hall

Solution Stage 1: Vapor IO and Future Facilities: Breaking Design Barriers With Engineering Simulation

Cole Crawford, Former Executive Director, Open Compute Project, OpenStack

To scale up and out, Vapor IO has adopted holistic approach to physical design that starts at the chip and ends at the Facility.  This approach is based on engineering simulation with 6SigmaDCX to quantify and optimize performance at the IT and data center system levels.  Cole Crawford, CEO, will discuss Vapor IO's application of 6SigmaDCX for holistic IT system design.

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Solution Stage 2: Reducing PUE with PM Motor Technology in Data Center Cooling Equipment

Kim Baker , VP, Applications Engineering, NovaTorque

High efficiency, variable speed electric motors offer significant power savings and lower PUE for data center facilities.   NovaTorque motors provide efficiency performance greatly exceeding that of AC Induction motors and are available at a competitive cost.    The energy usage advantage extends over a wide speed range and is especially compelling for the low speed operation often encountered in data center applications.

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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: What is an Edge Data Center?

Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect, EdgeConneX

Today’s bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive Internet content requires a new infrastructure – The Internet of Everywhere. EdgeConneX Edge Data Centers eliminate latency and facilitate the fastest delivery of content available, while improving the user’s experience and enhancing security. The Internet’s design must evolve to address the amount of content consumed and the demands of users. EdgeConneX is a key player in defining the New Edge of the Network.

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Massive Waste in Data Centers (Still). Does Anyone Care?

Aaron Rallo, CEO, TSO Logic Jon Taylor, Partner, Anthesis Jonathan Koomey, PhD, Research Fellow, Stanford University Nicola Peill-Moelter, PhD, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Akamai Technologies Sriram Sankar, Infrastructure Engineering Leadership, Facebook

Most operations are wasteful. A recent study found that 30% of enterprise servers in North America were comatose (using electricity but performing no useful services), implying tens of billions of dollars in stranded assets globally. Why does this expensive problem persist, and what can you do about it?  This session explores the business implications of such massive waste and looks at actionable solutions for stranded assets and inefficiencies. The focus is on real world examples and the management reforms needed to transform IT operations.

Servers + Storage

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Presentations

Order from Chaos: The StackingIT Open Performance Grid Introduced, Explained

Cole Crawford, Former Executive Director, Open Compute Project, OpenStack Roger Strukhoff, Principal, Tau Institute

Open Performance Grid (OPG) intends to help organizations implement “open” architectures from the myriad options. Learn how OPG will bring metrics to the degree of openness, performance, competitive positioning and cost of infrastructure products. Incumbent and emerging providers will be scored. OPG will also provide an on-going market-watch function by reporting on data center infrastructures -- regional and global. In this session, one or more vendors will be benchmarked using the OPG breakthrough methodology.

Open-Source

Presentations

  • Order from Chaos: The StackingIT Open Performance Grid Introduced, Explained

Data Center Transformation Strategy

Shesha Krishnapura, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel

Intel IT took a bolder approach towards data center transformation strategy to run their data center services like a factory. They have delivered best possible QoS, lowest possible cost, and maximum possible asset utilization.  Find out how applying breakthrough technologies, solutions, and processes through balanced investment, and effecting change in a disciplined manner can help you too. 

Design + Build

Presentations

Energy Efficiency in High Density and Web Scale Data Centers

Aaron Binkley, Director, Sustainability Programs, Digital Realty Anna Maria Bailey, HPC Program Facility Manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Dale Sartor, P.E., Staff Scientist and Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Phil Reese, Research Computing Strategist, Stanford University

Data center designs now evolving in the internet-facing, web-scale class of data centers will be adopted by a very large percentage of global enterprises. It’s already happening. The era of the industrial data center is here. Optimizing energy use is being “baked into” the full-stack design. IT and data center infrastructure engineers now are designing from the component level both “North” and “South” to build in the kind of IoT systems that will bring the true data-driven, agile SDDC into being.

Power + Cooling

Solution Stage 2: Scaling Your Data Center L&D; Programs Across a Distributed Workforce

David Lee, Global Sales and Marketing Director, DCProfessional Development

Do you want to standardize and scale your training programs in a cost-effective way and understand the skill base of your staff? DCPro has developed the training solution that your business really needs. Visit booth #617 or join us on Solution Stage 2 to learn more about the World’s first Training Academy for the global data center sector.

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All-Conference Keynote: Exploring the True Virtual Data Center - Converged, Software-Defined

Bryan Cantrill, CTO, Joyent Geng Lin, PhD, CTO, Corporate Networks, Google T.J. Kniveton, VP, Infrastructure Engineering, Salesforce.com

Advanced “third-platform” hyperscale data centers are evolving to consolidating and software defining the full IT stack. This converged SDN, SDS, SDC transformation cuts capital cost, improves utilization of the full infrastructure stack and delivers significant business value, not only in optimizing IT resources but by advancing the competitive nimbleness of the enterprise.

Session takes place on the Main Stage in the Stacking IT Hall

Lunch, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Expo Hall

All-Conference Keynote: 5 (or so) Really Big Ideas (DCD RBI) Scrum + Drinks

EDGY. FUN. PROVOCATIVE. FORWARD-LOOKING. OUTRAGEOUS. A HOOT! (BUT SERIOUS STUFF.) WOW, THAT’S CRAZY!
That’s how this Conference closer keynote SCRUM, audience open-mic session and reception have been described by invited panelists themselves. Here’s how it works: Directly flowing from the Networking Lunch, each R.B.I. panelist will take the stage to give a rapid-fire, extemporaneous 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.  Delegates are invited to enter their own R.B.I. Reception open bar throughout both.

Session takes place on the Main Stage in the Stacking IT Hall

Event Concludes