Does a Move to Colo Mean It's Over for FMs?
Start Time: 10/24/2017 10:00:00 AM
End Time: 10/24/2017 11:00:00 AM
As many companies consider moving from on-premise to colo data centers, the decisions are frequently made entirely by IT departments. Is there a role for Facilities Management in these decisions, and if so – what value do they bring to it? In this session, we will explore how the decision to go to colo does not mean it’s over for the FM. There is plenty of work to be done in regard to keeping an organization operational, and figuring out the required processes and procedures necessary for each business function is part of the challenge.
1. Analyze the level of involvement for the facility manager in Data Center decisions to go to colo
2. Discuss how to plan for removal of Data Centers if decision of colo is right for them
3. Understand how to plan for the new “data center” (i.e. data com closet)
4. Review necessary preparation for the growth of edge data centers