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Atte Lahtiranta

The Case for Hybrid Migration

Oath

7:00am - 7:50am 50 mins
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Networking
Continental Breakfast & Networking - Sponsored by Electronic Transport
7:00am - 6:00pm 660 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, Oath

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, Oath CTO Atte Lahtiranta will speak to taking a hybrid approach for data center migration. He will share experiences from Oath’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? 8 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
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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
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Professional Development
So You Want to be a CyberCrime Fighter? Inspiring Others through Outreach
  • Speaker Heather Ricciuto - Academic Outreach Leader, IBM

With a projection of 1.8 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs expected by 2020 (Frost & Sullivan, 2017) the cybersecurity skills gap simply cannot be ignored. While hackers are growing in number and sophistication, those fighting back are facing a talent shortage. Many organizations are taking action, and you can too. Learn how outreach programs play a critical role in addressing the skills gap.

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
Data Center Strategies & Delivery Models
Choosing a Public Cloud Platform – Choose Between AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Based on On-Premises Workloads, Security Restraints and Data Analytics Requirements
  • Speaker Anuj Varma - Founder, President, Anuj.com - The Brand Name in Independent Tech Consulting
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

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 - Chief Technology Officer, TrendPoint Systems, Inc.

The discussion will start with an understanding of the process and level of detail is required for various types of facility analysis from design evaluation to full facility availability analysis. A presentation on the full availability analysis process will be discussed in detail. Next a presentation to discuss the calculations involved and what they mean. Finally, using the calculations, it will be discussed a number of ways to improve facility availability. Lastly, a question and answer session will be accommodated.

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 Nicolas Sagnes - 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
Knowledge + Networking Stage
Knowledge + Networking Stage Activities
1:00pm - 1:45pm 45 mins
Networking
Dessert Reception in Exhibit Hall Lounge
5:00pm - 6:30pm 90 mins
Networking
Closing Networking Reception