AFCOM DENVER SYMPOSIUM

AFCOM DENVER DATA CENTER SYMPOSIUM NOVEMBER 8, 2017 SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD Join the Rocky Mountain Community for a day focused on how to better manage your data center  today and in the future. Topics will include how to evolve your facility for today’s changing requirements.



AFCOM DENVER DATA CENTER SYMPOSIUM

NOVEMBER 8, 2017

SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD

AGENDA

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


 

REGISTRATION COSTS

AFCOM Members  $99
Non-Members  $199




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When
11/8/2017
Where
Sports Authority Field @ Mile High Denver

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