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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).

Don't Fall Off The Edge

Chrissy Ols  (Cloud -Senior Manager, Wesco Anixter)

Jeff Martin  (Vice President - Edge Solutions, Ascent Corp)

Tony Grayson  (General Manager, Compass Quantum)

Hugh Carspecken  (Founder , New Stage Ventures)

Martin Kipping  (VP IT Direct , Rittal)

Location: Room 10AB

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am

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

Track: Colocation, Hyperscale and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

A real discussion about "The Edge" data center and what markets this is currently being used in today. Lead by a panel of Edge data center market End users, Designers, Suppliers and more. This will be a very different and unique session about "The Edger", around real use cases and lessons learned as well as where we see the future of edge.
Q – What is the Edge?
Any critical facility that does not justify an FTE(full time equivalent) on-site

Q – The Edge isn't a great monolith, it's many sub-markets. What are some of the different use cases and market segments?
Greenfield - tower site
Existing – Healthcare, retail, manufacturing, production studios

Q – What are the biggest challenges for edge facility operators?
Vendor management

Q – What are the biggest opportunities both from an end-user and vendor perspective?
Remove risk
Reduce complexity
Higher availability
Build trusted partner
More cost effective

Q – Where do we see the future of Edge Data Centers moving to?


• Panel of real world expertise and lessons learned by actual Edge data center subject matter experts.
• Discussion on each subject and the importance of each within a Edge marketplace.
• Thought provoking discussion on each of the above areas.
• This specialized discussion around the future of edge data centers will provoke a high level of audience participation and involvement, which will make this particular presentation very interactive.