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Jul 30 2015

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?


App > Cloud

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.


Critical Environment

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Schneider Electric

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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.


Design + Strategy

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Siemens

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Open HPC Platform Debuts in Navajo-owned Data Center

Bob Bolz, HPC & Business Development, 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.


Stacking IT

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Aquila

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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.


Design + Strategy

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Sabey Data Centers

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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.  


Critical Environment

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Nortek

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.


App > Cloud

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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.


IT + Networks

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Algo-Logic

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