Data Center Pulse 2012 Summit

Data Center Pulse 2012 Summit

Data Center Pulse 2012 Summit

 

Welcome to the Forth Annual DCP Collaboration Session

February 7, 2012


summitWhat are the latest issues, concerns, trends and requests from data center owners and operators? Data Center Pulse, a non-profit group of data center owners and operators with a membership spanning 68 countries, will be hosting their annual summit on March 5, 2012. The DCP summit is being held in conjunction with The Green Grid Technical Forum in San Jose, CA. It will take place the day prior to the Technical Forum. This 4th annual working session will focus on creating real time output around top categories on the mind of Data Center users. The output of the summit will be an update to the DCP Top Ten list that will be presented and discussed at The Green Grid Technical Forum. Attendees will select from the list of topics below. The top 3-5 topics will then be focused breakout sessions with presentations that will be recorded and shared through the DCP YouTube Channel. The goal of this summit is to bring the end user community together to collaborate on the challenges they face and then share those findings with the industry. This summit is exclusively for DCP members. To see the requirements to qualify for membership, please see this link.

Please email membership@datacenterpulse.org to be approved and receive the registration password. Please note that the DCP summit is a free event, but you must be a DCP member to attend. Please also note that DCP members receive a 10% discount on the registration fee for The Green Grid Technical Forum - March 6-7. Please email membership@datacenterpulse.org for the discount code.

We look forward to collaborating with our members to continue to influence the industry. Our primary output from this session will be to update the DCP Top 10 and produce summit summary videos of the priority topics selected and led by the DCP attendees. The topics and descriptions are listed below.

 

Summit Categories

101-eBay PROJECT MERCURY RESULTS
102-DATA CENTER PULSE TOP 10
103-OPEN COMPUTE (Facebook)
104-DENSITY: TOO MUCH / NOT ENOUGH
105-SERVICE EFFICIENCY METRIC
106-CLOUD COMPUTING ADOPTION AND TRENDS
107-DATA CENTER MATURITY MODEL TOOLS AND REORTING

Agenda

9:00-10:00am   Arrival/Registration, badging
10:00-10:30am Introduction
10:30-12noon   Project Mercury and density discussion
12:00-12:30pm Lunch & interviews
12:30-2:00pm   Service efficiency metric
2:00-2:30pm    Break & interviews
2:30-3:15pm    Open topic
3:15-4:00pm    Top 10
4:30-6:30pm    Interviews & leaders session filming
6:30-7:30pm    Cocktails / Interviews
7:30-9:30pm    Dinner TBD

Summit Category Descriptions


101-TOP 10
Leaders: Dean Nelson
Output: The Updated Top 10 List

u In February, 2009 DCP released the first Top 10 List. It was updated again at the 7x24/DCP session in November, 2009. The third and forth version was published at The Green Grid Technical Forums in 2010 and 2011. It proved be a very useful tool to share the latest interests and challenges of Data Center End Users. Upon completion of the 2012 Summit, the DCP leadership will compile the latest version of the DCP Top 10 list based on the results from this summit. The tracks defined below are current priorities for our membership. Output from these tracks and other efforts will be rolled in to be presented at The Green Grid Technical Forum, March 7, 2012.

102-eBay PROJECT MERCURY RESULTS
Leaders: 
Output: Latest learnings, challenges and product needs for modular data centers strategies

eBay open it's new Phoenix data center building and has achieved some spectacular results. Come see what eBay has learned and share in the innovation.

103-OPEN COMPUTE
Leaders: Facebook
Output: Latest learnings, challenges and product needs for modular data centers strategies

Open Compute allows for industry collaboration on data center designs and server systems. Learn what Facebook has learded from the Open Compute initative.

104-DENSITY: TOO MUCH / NOT ENOUGH
Leaders: TBD
Output:

Rack densities have been steadily increasing since 2000. It is one of the number one challenges in existing data centers. The classic debate of packing racks full and spreading out has been raging for years. But where are we today? Why is the density increasing? What is the right direction? What does the future hold? What technologies are available to address it? Should you look at compting models that are electrically dense or should you consider solutions that are spread throughout the data center. Come discussion opposing views on data center density.

105-SERVICE EFFICIENCY METRIC
Leaders: TBD
Output:

The IT and Data Center industry have been looking for a way to expand efficiency beyond a data center PUE. See the latest metric and methodology that looks at data center services and the efficiency of the infrastructure required to deliver them.

106-CLOUD COMPUTING ADOPTION AND TRENDS
Leaders: TBD
Output: Generate the top concerns, challenges and/or requests from data center operators

The Data Center industry is usually focusing on new products and the future. But what does it take to keep data centers operational? The realities of data center selection criteria/scorecards, efficiency monitoring, reporting, data integrity, facilites maintenance, IT asset utilization, owned/colo portfolio management, muti-tier and others impact operations managers every day. This track is to develop the list of top 10 issues and possible solutions for what hampers an operations teams ability to keep their data centers up, cost effective and running smooth.

107-DATA CENTER MATURITY MODEL TOOLS AND REPORTING
Leaders: TBD
Ouput: The challenges, risks, impacts and opportunities of increased rack density

Are you familair with The Green Grid's Maturity Model Tool. Learn about the Matruity Model and the on-line tool to determine where your data center maturity is at.