AFCOM DENVER DATA CENTER SYMPOSIUM
NOVEMBER 8, 2017
SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD
8:00 - 8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:35 - 9:30am Uptime 101
2N, N+1, Tier: These words are used daily in the data center industry. Let’s take a minute to relook at the true meaning and misconceptions of these words.
Keith Klesner, Uptime Institute
9:35 - 10: 30am Progression to High Reliability Operations
Frequently, following a data center upset, executives will marshal teams of experts to ferret out the equipment failure that triggered the outage. The result is likely recommendations for new equipment, increased redundancy, or even some software applications that will resolve whatever cause was blamed for the impacts. This presentation will focus on how solving organizational culture or operational behavior can help increase operational reliability.
John H Seader, P.E., Blackdog Critical Facilities Solutions, LLC
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45am Network Security in an Age of Cyber Warfare
Discover how every organization can protect against cyber-security threats to on-premises and cloud-based systems.
Joseph Silva, Cyxtera
11:45-12:45pm Lunch/Networking/Vender Showcase
12:45 – 1:00 SCHOOL OF MINES SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT INTROS
1:00-2:00pm Cloud Connect / SD WAN / Multi-Cloud Ecosystems within the data center
With the growth of Hybrid-IT deployments, the need for customers to be able to connect “any-to-any” amongst their data center deployments and to their cloud providers has become mission critical. While a number of competing products have emerged, with more on the horizon, this panel will discuss what data center network managers and engineers are seeing from a customer requirement, use and redundancy perspective while sourcing and using these products.
Moderator: Rabin Mahanty, H5 Data Centers
Panelist: Doug McMillon, H5; Scott Sampson, Arrow Electronics; Rick Corbett, Advoda; Jay Sudowski, Handy Networks , Ryan Rowland, Comcast
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15-3:15pm Technology Roadmap: Optimizing for 40-400 G
How to move forward including updates on the direction switch manufacturers are going, benefits of Base 8 to Base 12 and what everyone in data center operations should know about his trend.
Clinton Kennedy, Corning and Shawn Tugwell, Paypal
3:15-5:30pm Cocktail Reception & Vendor Showcase
AFCOM Members $99
*** You need to have an account to RSVP. If you're not a member you can create an account by using the "Create a new account" link to the right under the login box. Limited to 2 event registrations before joining AFCOM. AFCOM members will benefit from discounted rates as posted.
For sponsorship - please visit the link below: