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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Destination Migration Expectation

Rick Thissen  (Founder, Itascapoint Inc.)

Patrick Flaherty  (Cloud Architect, Itascapoint Inc.)

Bill Doty  (I.T. Group Manager - Data Center Services, CH Robinson)

Pass Type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member

Track: Colocation, Hyperscale and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

A Change is coming to your Data Center! You've been given the direction to migrate.

What does this mean?

Do you even need a data center?

Are you prepared, and what are the steps? What are the Risks?

Find your success in the (long-term) planning and the details.

With our engaging and interactive (bring your smartphones!) presentation by experts who have successfully navigated Cloud selection, Colocation selection, and the migration process numerous times, we will discuss the following 3 to 4 Use Case Studies:

Case Study 1 – Fortune 500 Financial Institution

Data center consolidations

Life cycle planning and challenges

Cloud initiative begins, continues, timing issues

Risk mitigation tactics

Challenges in moving workloads

Case Study 2 – Health Care Insurance Provider

Strategy alignment – DC/Colo/Cloud

Hybrid Environment during migration

Vendor Management Challenges

Disaster Recovery planning and testing during the migration

Case Study 3 – Fortune 500 Financial Company

Cloud and Data Center Strategy

Colocation Provider Selection

On-Premise integration with Cloud and Colocation

Cloud On-Ramp

Network Redesign

Migration from On-Prem

Colocation Planning and Management

Colocation Provider Chapter 11 Scenario

Case Study 4 – Fortune 500 Worldwide Logistics Provider

Aggressive Pursuit to the Cloud

Adjustment on timing based on business feedback

Realignment on schedule and priorities related to Data Center shutdown and cloud migration

Customer examples, lessons learned and best practices will be included.


Real case studies, real examples and lessons learned

Migration approaches, what has worked

How similar customer approached complicated decisions

How long did key migration elements take and what adjustments were required along the way