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Oct 27 2015

Registration and continental breakfast

Coffee break, networking, Expo, & Solution Stages

Solution Stage: Infrastructure-as-a-Platform, building blocks for data center interoperability

Andrew Jimenez, Vice President, Technology, 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.


Solution Stage: VaporIO and Future Facilities - breaking design barriers with engineering simulation

Cole Crawford, Chairman, StackingIT

To scale up and out, VaporIO 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 VaporIO's application of 6SigmaDCX for holistic IT system

Lunch and networking

Solution Stage: What is measured improves: Leverage the Big Data advantage for workflow, communication, and optimization with MCIM™

Matt Jayjack, Director of Product, MCIM Michael Dongieux, Principal, MCIM

Solution Stage: Preventive & predictive services: Your lifeline to data center efficiency

Eric Koch, National Product Manager , Siemens

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) around power in the Data Center world are not to be taken lightly. The responsibilities are clear. To avoid potential penalties, service providers must adhere to the promises they make to their multi-tenants—whether it’s reliable power and cooling, or more efficient workloads and energy levels. And in some cases, going beyond the use of preventive services is critical to meet such needs.

Predictive service programs come in all shapes and sizes, and can better enable service providers to differentiate themselves as the preferred provider through maximized uptime, reliability and reduced operating costs for multi-tenant providers. Through this proactive and comprehensive strategic maintenance approach, service providers can also establish comparative baselines and determine future equipment maintenance needs.

Learn ways to lay the foundation to protect against unforeseen failures and downtime to proactively plan system replacements and upgrades. This session will address:

  1. What are the differences between preventive and predictive services?
  2. What are the impacts of predictive services in the data center ecosystem?
  3. How can Data Center managers align key facility goals through the use of robust predictive services?

Plenary panel discussion: 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 Agreements?

Chris Crosby, Co-Founder & CEO, Compass Datacenters Mark Monroe, President , Energetic Consulting Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center Technology, Switch SUPERNAP Rick Schuknecht , Principal , Blackdog Critical Facilities Solutions

In the cloud what should we be doing about an availability standard?

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