DatacenterDynamics Converged – New York 2012 will be held next Tuesday, March 13, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York. The event is pulling together “the people, processes and technology necessary to execute a world class data center strategy under one roof."
Speakers include: Dean Nelson, Senior Director, Global Foundational Services, eBay; Joe Kava, Senior Director of Data Centers for Google; Curtis Birnbach, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Fusion Systems; John Tuccillo, Vice President of Global Industry and Government Alliances, Schneider Electric; and Kathrin Winkler, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, EMC Corporation.
Topics under discussion will include:
Design, Build, Operate:
Design, Build, Operate focuses on every part of the mission-critical facility life cycle. From site selection and engineering design through to power availability and full data center automation; this track provides insight for an organization embarking on a new data center project or operating existing facilities.
For every decision to build a data center there is one to outsource. From collocation to Platform-as-a-Service, from Software-as-a-Service, to building your data center capacity in the cloud, what are the options most appropriate to your organization? This topic includes review of the enterprise's strategic options for data center outsourcing, weighing the economic benefits, the risks and the performance characteristics against those of doing it yourself.
The efficiency of the facility is only half the equation – optimizing all the systems that run within it is crucial: from processing to storage, to network to application. The ITO conference stream provides insight on how IT needs drive data center strategy and how that impacts infrastructure requirements.