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Jul 30 2015

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.

Critical Environment

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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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“Hyperizing” Sourcing for the Web-scale Era

Charles Hoop, IT Sourcing & Procurement Lead, Accenture Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center Technology, Switch SuperNAP 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?

IT + Networks


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?

Design + Strategy

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