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The New DC Planning Environment, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my IT Department



Have you hugged your CIO lately? If not, get ready to feel the love. The cloud, IOT, and an onslaught of apps is causing a massive shift in how IT teams approach data center expansion and design—and they’re going to need help from the facilities group to do it. With DC strategy requiring that planning for both facility and network architecture now occur at the same time, FM and IT communities will have to work together like never before, collaborating early and often to ensure that a completely networked, fully operational data center is delivered on-time. Led by Compass CEO and industry guru Chris Crosby, this session will deliver a frank discussion of the new data center planning environment, what the IT community needs from FMs, and what the facilities unit needs to know about how to work in this new integrated community.


Learning Objectives:
1. Understand IT's new proactive approach to data center planning
2. Analyze the shift in data center and cloud infrastructure spending
3. Discuss what the IT team is now facing in terms of simultaneous facility and network planning
4. Review emerging network technologies and what it means for data center development

 

Start Time: 10/5/2016 8:30:00 AM
End Time: 10/5/2016 9:45:00 AM

Presented by:

Chris Crosby
Founder and CEO
Compass Datacenters

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Room Number: 207BCD

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1

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