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2009 key note speaker

9:20 a.m. -10:05 a.m.
Speaker: PK Agarwal, Chief Technology Officer for State of California

Web 2.0 – The Changing Workforce
It has been said that "It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future”, but one thing about our future is clear: demographic, cultural and technological changes are radically altering the way we work, play, communicate, and collaborate. Leading this change is the “Generation Next” or the Millenials, born between 1981 and 1999. Whereas the baby boomers were the change agents of the 60’s, they can be viewed as obstacles to change by these “digital natives”, who communicate and collaborate in entirely new ways. Web 2.0 and related transformational tools can only be appreciated when viewed through this generational frame of reference.

There are three factors creating a "perfect storm", leading to big changes in government in the next 5 – 10 years.  First, the Millenials coming into the workforce have collaboration in their DNA and have very different expectations of their employer. Second, there is an economic imperative for collaboration – knowledge economy demands it. Finally, technology tools of today are shaping a different kind of workplace due to our ability to collaborate on a massive scale. Like it or not, these tools are steadily making their way into our culture and government.

In his light hearted, thought provoking keynote, PK will discuss the future of government.

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2009 track A speakers

10:20 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Speaker: Ric Telford, Vice President for IBM Global Technology Services

Topic: A Holistic Approach to Data Center Design that Includes Cloud, Virtualization, and Energy Efficiency

New tools and technologies are creating opportunities for huge cost savings in Data Center operations.  The emergence of the Cloud delivery model, the advantages of resource virtualization and the advances in Energy Efficiency (aka "Green") combine to provide a leap forward in IT operations.  In looking at your IT Optimization strategy holistically, you can maximize the benefits.  This presentation not only explores the role of key technologies, but how best to deploy and leverage them for optimal value.

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11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion:

Topic: Data Center Metrics and Monitoring, the Next Steps

Moderator: David Shroyer, Controls Engineer for NetApp

Panelist – Craig Compiano, CEO of Modius

Panelist – Martin Otterson, Data Center & IT Solutions Group, OSI Soft

Panelist Ed Richards, CEO of Richards-Zeta

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1:30 p.m. - 2 :15 p.m.
Panel Discussion:

Topic: You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure. How to instrument your data center to optimize power capacity and efficiency.

Nearly 40% of power in a data center is consumed by moving and cooling air while actually 50% makes it to the racks for useful computing work.  This panel discussion will discuss the latest methods for driving datacenter efficiency through the use of instrumentation at the rack level to analyze power utilization at the individual outlet level and environment conditions at the rack U level in order to optimize energy consumption and capacity planning.  Measuring, monitoring and analyzing power utilization and consumption along with fine grain environmental monitoring and server workloads for each IT asset allows for highly accurate management of data center energy consumption and optimization of IT resources, including availability of power, cooling and rack space. This session provides an open forum to explore the advantages, tools and strategies currently available in next generation intelligent rack power distribution units, power management and data center visualization software.  Anyone involved in datacenter operations, capacity planning or who can use energy consumption data should attend.

Moderator: Bill Mazzetti, Vice President, Engineering & Chief Engineer for Rosendin Electric Inc.

Panelist – Calvin Nicholson,  VP of Marketing for Server Technologies

Panelist – Chris Verges, Technical Sales Engineer and Project Manager for Cyber Switching

Panelist – Jon Inaba, National Power Sales Manager for Raritan

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2:30 p.m. -3:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion:

Topic: Green Data Center Strategies and Energy Efficient Computing Environment

"Green Data Center Strategies and Energy Efficient Computing Environments" is a panel discussion moderated by CFRT Founder Bruce Myatt with leading data center architects and operations managers from the world's largest IT companies.  The conversation will focus on what data center industry leaders are implementing today and planning for tomorrow that will influence the way that we design and operate our critical facilities in the future.  The panel will discuss case studies related to green initiatives like advanced power and cooling strategies at the facility, rack and server levels ... case studies about free cooling, controlled environments, and innovative operations strategies.  Other issues will include current "best practices" related to innovations in monitoring, measurement, simulation and control including descriptions about how these systems can improve operations and energy efficiencies in the data center.  Government and institutional programs that encourage and monetarily incent the design and implementation of energy efficient technologies will also be discussed, and references to internet sites with additional information will be provided.  Attendees will be given the opporuntity to ask questions at the end of the session.

Moderator: Bruce Myatt, Founder of Critical Facilities Round Table

Panelist – Mukesh Khattar, Energy Director for Oracle

Panelist – Brady Ellison, IT Infrastructure Manager for Intel’s Global Data Centers  

Panelist – Christian Belady, P.E. Principal Power and Cooling Architect Microsoft

Panelist – KC Mares, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

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2009 track b speakers

10:20 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion:

Topic: The End of Air Cooling?

Imagine walking into a datacenter full of racks with 30kW loads, an ambient air temperature of 75-80F, and NO FAN NOISE.  Can I really get rid of air cooling in my future datacenters by deploying direct liquid?  Is it realistic? Does it give me real savings or just another headache to deal with?  Will the server manufacturers play ball?   What does the future look like?  These are a number of the questions on the mind of the datacenter owners and operators when it comes to high density rack deployments.  This segment starts with a presentation on a proof of concept showing a minimum of 15% reductions in overall IT load per cabinet and the removal of all server noise.  It is followed up with a panel that will discuss and debate this topic and the findings.

Moderator: Dean Nelson, Director of Global Data Centers for Sun Microsystems

Panelist Phil Hughes, CEO of Clustered Systems

Panelist Herb Villa, Field Technical Manager for Rittal

Panelist Olivier Sanche, Sr. Director of Datacenters for eBay

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11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Sig Anderson, Director of Mission Critical Design for IDC Architects

Speaker: Dave Seger, Principal Mechanical Engineer for IDC Architects

Topic: Data Center Design: Application of Advance Technologies and Exterior CFD Airflow Modeling

In the past 20 years, rapid growth in advanced technology industries, such as semiconductor manufacturing, have required architectural/engineering firms to solve complex problems regarding airflow management, temperature and humidity control, and high-reliability power systems.  High-density server applications pose similar challenges for today’s data center designers. Data center designs are now witnessing the benefits of airflow modeling, air management concepts, and system analysis tools, developed and tested for other types of industrial facilities.  Experience gained in advanced technology and R&D facility design directly applies to design for a new class of industrial data centers.  Many data centers’ design now include large, sophisticated air handling systems, airside/waterside economizers, advanced control systems methodology and sustainable energy features, such as photovoltaic roof-mounted panels.

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1:30 p.m. -2:15 p.m.

Mark Thiele, Director of Business Operations for VMware

Speaker: Jeremy Rodriguez, Global Lab Data Center Efficiency Manager for VMware

Topic: Virtualization: Changing Tomorrows Data Center

Do you know what your data center costs you and your company? Do you have a plan for making the most out of your infrastructure to support your company through the current business down turn? Virtualization is a key enabler for improving operational efficiencies, meeting corporate sustainability or "Green" goals and reducing bottom line costs in your IT infrastructure. If you haven't looked at what it means to go all virtual there is no better time than the present.

  • Drive down costs
  • Drive up service levels
  • Enable Corporate flexibilty to deal with market changes
  • Enable business continuity
  • Prepare to meet eventual carbon emission standards or other environmental regulations
  • Prepare your company for the future "Cloud"

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2:30 p.m. -3:15 p.m

Wally Phelps, Product Line Marketing Manager for AdativCool

Speaker: Dan Wilson, Former IT Manager for Osram Sylvania

Topic: Osram Sylvania Case Study- How to Reduce Your Energy Consumption and Increase Your Computing Capacity

Learn how to address one of the top issues facing data center operators today: managing the heat load generated by increasingly energy-intensive IT equipment.  We discuss strategies for increasing the efficiency of existing cooling equipment, and we discuss how these strategies can permit greater equipment density in legacy data centers.  Costs and carbon footprint are reduced, and the lifetime of existing data centers is extended – all with no data center downtime.

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2009 track c speakers

10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Ray Glynn, VP of Sales for Trapeze Networks

Topic: Is WiFi Ready for Business- Critical Applications?

As businesses recognize the benefits of mobility and security, wireless LANs are evolving from a \"convenience network\" to becoming an essential part of the business network infrastructure. If you are just getting started with wireless research or are looking to upgrade your wireless network, please join Trapeze Networks as we discuss the evolution of wireless and key issues that must be addressed in an effective migration plan and how to cost-effectively install reliable and secure, scalable WI-FI.

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11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Bob Brown, CEO of Teladata

Topic: Technology Convergence: Why You Need to Harden Your Enterprise Infrastructure

Technology convergence is here! Companies are already transmitting data, voice, and video on one cable. And now comes Power over Ethernet (PoE), a new way to deliver power to a variety of devices over the same cable. Voice over IP (VoIP) telecommunication systems, wireless access points, security and surveillance systems, and enterprise power management systems can now be powered over the same Ethernet cable that carries the data. And with these new capabilities come new enterprise-wide challenges in planning, implementing, and managing this convergence—challenges that require a new level of communication and cooperation between Facilities and IT.  Learn what you can do to prepare for technology convergence and face implementation challenges.

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1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Speaker: Nick DeKeyzer, Safir Rosetti

Topic: Networks and Physical Security: So What’s the Big Deal?

Physical security will have an impact on network design and performance. It will be difficult to draw a line in the sand as the IT group is increasingly asked to open the network for multicast traffic, megapixel cameras, multiple simultaneous video streams, larger and larger data storage, and network video recorders. “IP based” in the world of physical security does not necessarily mean 100% compatibility with typical network systems and devices. It is time to define “rules of engagement” as to protect the integrity of the corporate network while facilitating goals of protection of the organizations assets.

Historically Physical Security professionals, designing and managing hard-wired analog video systems, were a world alone, with no network impact. Today they encounter the need to connect to “clouds” and virtual networks. This can be confusing and overwhelming.

This presentation addresses that problem, provides insight, and offers possible solutions.

The Objectives
Obtain a high level understanding of the security department’s expectations and what it means to the IT professional.

Learn how you can accommodate your company’s new physical security requirements and how to deal with certain inevitable challenges.

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2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Mansour Karam, Arista Networks

Topic: Achieving Economies of Scale with Cloud Computing

A compute cloud is a pooled set of virtualized compute and storage resources that are allocated on demand across a set of applications. The shift to Cloud Computing is unstoppable, projected by IDC to become a $42B market in 2012. This shift is driven by simple economics of scale: it is cheaper to build and operate large-scale cloud computing infrastructure accessed across many organizations and applications than building traditional silo enterprise datacenters. A core component of cloud computing is low-cost, high performance, and highly reliable networking. In this talk, we review the benefits of cloud computing and describe the features and requirements of the underlying networking platform that enable these benefits.

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2009 track d speakers

10:20 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Speaker: Doug Alger, IT Architect/Physical Infrastructure for Cisco Systems

Topic: Grow a Greener Data Center

Conventional Data Centers have a huge impact upon their surrounding environment, due primarily to the massive quantities of electricity and water they consume but also because of infrastructure components they employ and ultimately discard such as spent UPS batteries and outdated hardware.  This session offers physical design and operational strategies to create a more energy-efficient and eco-friendly Data Center, which is better for environment and reduces operational costs.  Tips are provided for Data Center technologies including power, cooling, cabling and fire suppression as well as for building construction and server selection.

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11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Michael Bangs, Director of Facilities for Adobe Systems

Speaker: Jesse Smith, Senior Product Manager for Nova Partners

Topic: Adobe Case Study: High Density Computing in an Existing Class A Office Environment

Adobe Systems has recently completed a data center design and construction project at the well known Adobe Towers in downtown San Jose.  The challenges of designing, building and operating a high-density critical facility in a high rise building come from the physical constraints of the building itself, as well as from the environmental and other expectations of it's inhabitants.

See how modern technologies, design philosophies, and construction methods stack up against the old and new challenges of trying to coexist with the Class A office environment in 2008.

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1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Speaker: Greg Bush, Chief Operating Engineer for Sybase

Speaker: Don Klein, Modius

Topic: Sybase Case Study: Learn How Comprehensive Measurement & Monitoring Reduced Sybase Energy Costs by 26% Whil Also Improving Availability

In 2005, Sybase deployed a granular, universal measurement & monitoring solution across its data center.  This system collected detailed operational-level data across multiple sub-systems, including CRAC units, environmental sensors, and the chiller unit. This broad data capture allowed Sybase to generate a holistic picture of their data center operations. The data enabled Sybase personnel to adjust the devices with confidence as well as better coordinate across the sub-systems to achieve maximum efficiency.  By optimizing the cooling infrastructure, Sybase generated a number benefits, including: (a) they eliminated dangerous "hot spots" that prevented IT infrastructure from operating at the optimal temperature, (b) they created supplemental cooling capacity to provide extra redundancy in case of failover, and (c) they reduced the chiller's energy consumption by approximately 26% by raising the set point temperature in the chilled water loop. All of these benefits were achieved while also improving availability.

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2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Kevin Garrison, Regional Vice President for Akorri

Topic: The Business Case for Virtualization Management: A New Approach to Meeting IT Goals

The process of deploying virtual machines has led IT managers to discover that the value of virtualization – the ability to pool resources, rapidly deploy new applications, increase resource utilization, and much more – can only be realized if the process is well managed. Thus IT management’s evergreen goals of maintaining high service levels, reducing infrastructure costs and increasing IT staff productivity – all well in place before virtualization – are even more important in today’s data center where IT must not only justify the business case for virtualization implementation but also ensure business-critical applications run at a level of service that is as good or better than the company is accustomed to when they become virtualized.

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