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Atte Lahtiranta

The Case for Hybrid Migration

Verizon Media Group

7:00am - 7:50am 50 mins
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Networking
Continental Breakfast & Networking - Sponsored by Electronic Transport
7:00am - 4:30pm 570 mins
Registration
Registration Open
8:00am - 9:00am 60 mins
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Keynote Programming
The Case for Hybrid Migration
  • Speaker Atte Lahtiranta - Chief Technology Officer, Verizon Media Group

When it comes to data center migration, there are many different approaches to choose — from relocations to cloud and consolidations. Another option is to be both on premise and in the public cloud, where data and applications can be stored across various infrastructures and environments locally or on the internet. In this keynote, Atte Lahtiranta, the CTO of the Verizon Media Group (formerly AOL and Yahoo) will speak to taking a hybrid approach for data center migration. He will share experiences from Verizon Media Group's own data centers, which are some of the most cost-efficient in the industry, also housing hundreds of thousands of physical and virtual compute resources globally, connected via a multi-terabit network backbone.

9:10am - 10:10am 60 mins
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IT Infrastructure Technologies
Is Your Data Center Prepared for Disaster? Eight Key Steps to Create a Successful Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Speaker Jeff Gilmer - Senior Partner and Vice President, Excipio Consulting, LLC

This discussion focuses on an organization's ability to recover from an outage which can be loss of a single technology or a catastrophic event. Learn methods to determine which of the various disaster recovery solutions (internal data center, colocation, cloud, etc.) are best for your organization. Understand a successful methodology which includes key steps to building an appropriate DR solution, and how to identify and rank your organization's critical technology services. This presentation will also address risks related to data center geography, how to properly measure capacity, impacts of IT virtualization, and the differences between risk, operational compliance, and a business impact analysis.

9:10am - 10:10am 60 mins
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Data Center Strategies & Delivery Models
Getting a Handle on iMason’s New Metric: Data Center Performance Index (DCPI)
  • Speaker Mark Monroe - Principle Engineer, Microsoft
  • Speaker Julie Brokaw - Executive Director, j.b. Brokaw

TBD

9:10am - 10:10am 60 mins
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Next-Generation Technologies
The Slow Death of the Public Network
  • Speaker Chris Crosby - CEO, Compass Datacenters

The public network has held up well over the years, but today's latency intensive cloud-delivered applications are taking their toll. In this presentation, Compass Datacenters' CEO, Chris Crosby, will examine the current status of the public network and the alternatives that are arising to take its place. Among the topics included in this discussion will be the reason for the public network's decline, the future successors to the PN and their requirements and how major cloud providers will become their own network providers. The presentation will also explore the unique obstacles that providers will need to address in the development and operation of their private network structures.

9:10am - 10:10am 60 mins
Professional Development
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  • Michael Milutis - Head Capital Development, Computer Aid Inc.
9:10am - 10:10am 60 mins
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Design, Build, Operate & Control 1
Making the Case for Base-8 Cabling
  • Speaker Tom Hodson - Solutions Architect, Total Cable Solutions

With the addition of all the new high-speed network options this past year, no wonder it's easy to get confused on how best to prepare your fiber infrastructure to handle it. The good news is you get to re-use some of your cable plant for these newer technologies. The bad news is many of those legacy patch panels and cables in your data center will finally make a trip to the dumpster. Developing a base-8 fiber backbone for your "go forward" connectivity has many advantages to help future proof your data center as well as support the many new high-speed ports that are out on the market. We'll explore the current state of affairs for fiber port speeds as it relates to the data center and look at the advantages that a Base-8 cabling approach can meet today's and tomorrow's challenges.

9:10am - 10:10am 60 mins
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Resource Efficiency & Cost Control 1
If It's Free Cooling, Then Why Am I Paying So Much?
  • Speaker Gary Johnson, Jr., PE, CxA - Partner, TiePoint-bkm Engineering, LLC

The project team for a new data center in central Colorado wanted to take advantage of the dry climate, so indirect evaporative cooling (IEC) seemed a perfect fit. Site constraints and owner’s project requirements limited the available mechanical options, however. Packaged IEC equipment was not a viable solution, so the team chose to use enhanced closed-circuit fluid coolers as the primary cooling source. This approach allowed for the mechanical system to operate in FREE COOLING mode for 80% of the year, providing an annualized PUE of approximately 1.4. This was not achieved without a cost, however. The design team is now working with the owner on several control strategies to create a balance between energy savings and water utilization…in an effort to minimize the cost of “FREE COOLING.”

10:10am - 10:40am 30 mins
Networking
Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Electronic Transport
10:40am - 11:40am 60 mins
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Data Center Strategies & Delivery Models
Mission Critical Commissioning vs. Traditional Commissioning – What’s The Difference?”
  • Farris Shaheen - Principal, Morrison Hershfield

Is there really a difference between traditional commissioning and commissioning for Mission Critical? Find out in this session where Farris Shaheen examines a typical commissioning process and takes participants on a step-by-step journey through the commissioning process for Mission Critical. He will highlight differences, answer common “how-to” queries and review an actual Mission Critical commissioning plan using real life examples to support the discussion.
The session will include details regarding planning and design, multi-level testing, installation and post acceptance phases of a typical Mission Critical commissioning process. The goal is to clearly illustrate the ways in which Mission Critical commissioning differs from other building commissioning processes, outline unique challenges and communicate how doing it right can help ensure that Mission Critical systems perform as designed.

10:40am - 11:40am 60 mins
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Professional Development
Battery Tech Training: A 10-Year Perspective for the Preparation and Delivery of a Battery Technician Training Curriculum
  • Speaker Edward Rafter - Senior Associate, George Butler Associates

This session will present a summary of the success and challenges in the preparation and implementation of  training based on IEEE 1657. The IEEE document defines the areas of recommended knowledge for installers and maintainers of stationary batteries and related systems to the extent that they affect the battery. The purpose of the IEEE document is to provide an outline of the necessary items that should be covered by those developing training programs for stationary battery installation and maintenance personnel.

10:40am - 11:40am 60 mins
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Design, Build, Operate & Control 1
Latest Developments in Data Center Sensor-Based Tracking
  • Moderator Tim Buckley - Executive V.P., rfidCollect LLC
  • Speaker Andrew Jimenez - VP Technology, Anixter
  • Speaker Bruno Riegl - Finance and Technology Executive, rfidCollect LLC

Data center professionals are typically among the first to deploy new technologies. However, the data center industry may be lagging behind when it comes to the latest in RFID tags and other sensors. Learn how data center operators and other industries have simplified and centralized data collection generated by low-cost sensor-based tracking programs used for safety protocols, maintenance activities, creating and maintaining audit trails for regulatory compliance, and triggering immediate alerts and notifications for activities that may be out of environmental ranges or handled in ways outside of acceptable parameters. Case studies include uses in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail, and the food chain.

10:40am - 11:40am 60 mins
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Design, Build, Operate & Control 2
Availability Analysis for Data Center Evaluation
  • Speaker Juan Orosco - Vice President of Engineering Services, Sanveo, Inc.

The discussion will start with a description of the process and level of detail that is required for various types of facility analysis from a simple design evaluation used to identify single points of failure to a full facility availability analysis. The presentation will continue by walking the audience through the process and required level of detail needed to perform a full facility availability analysis. Next the presentation will include a discussion about the calculations involved in this type of analysis and what the results mean. We will then discuss, using the previous discussed calculations, a number of approaches that can be pursued in order to improve facility availability. Finally this will be followed by a question and answer session.

10:40am - 11:40am 60 mins
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Resource Efficiency & Cost Control 1
Liquid Immersion Cooling: Three Case Studies Show Compelling Data for Power Savings
  • Jack Kolar - Vice President, Mission Critical Products, TAS

As data equipment both becomes more powerful (more watts per processor) and more densely packed (more processing per rack), the use of a liquid system for cooling will get increasingly more attention. There must be at least one compelling reason to alter the existing thinking about having any liquid within the data space. One of the reasons might include the need for greater density of the data equipment, or it might be to reduce  the cost of cooling. Liquid cooling addresses both of these issues. The increase in density will depend on your hardware, and your results may vary. This presentation will directly report exactly how the power to cool your data is used, in different actual systems, from a large central plant to direct ambient-air-over, to direct liquid immersion. While you may leave the presentation not yet a convert of this new version of the technology, you will at least have seen the data showing why liquid immersion cooling should be considered.

10:40am - 11:40am 60 mins
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Resource Efficiency & Cost Control 2
Smarter, Greener, Leaner: How Four Data Centers Improved Resource Efficiency and Cost Control
  • Speaker Paul Mott - Global Technical Product Manager, Raritan

Learn how customers are managing data center complexity by simplifying rack management and driving inefficiency our of data centers. Topics that will be addressed: Major challenges facing IT leaders when it comes to properly monitoring and controlling data center resources; understanding new solutions aimed at reducing complexity while improving data center operations and infrastructure visibility; how four data centers are using intelligent management solutions like: High-Density Power Deployed – deploying 30KW cabinets with limited space; Colo Deployment – confidently manage remote data centers globally; Capacity Utilization – benchmark and roll-out IT devices effectively and quickly; Data Center Consolidation – reliably add, move, and change assets

12:00pm - 1:00pm 60 mins
Networking
Lunch & Networking
12:45pm - 4:30pm 225 mins
Exhibit Hall Hours
Exhibit Hall Open + Expo-Only Pass Day
12:45pm - 4:30pm 225 mins
DataCenter Knowledge Stage
DataCenter Knowledge Stage Activities
1:30pm - 2:30pm 60 mins
Networking
Dessert Reception in Exhibit Hall Lounge
5:00pm - 6:30pm 90 mins
Networking
Closing Networking Reception