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Data Center World 2021

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 2021 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics – all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center.

The Colo Commandments

Kirk Killian  (President, Partners National Mission Critical Facilities)

Location: S330GH

Date: Wednesday, August 18

Time: 10:20am - 11:20am

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Track: Data Center IT Infrastructure & Platforms

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

Because many enterprises are evaluating a hybrid combination of cloud and colocation as tandem tools to a general migration away from future investment in on-site self-operated facilities, data center managers want to learn the best ways to use colocation to efficiently meet corporate IT goals.

This informative, interactive session will present The Colo Commandments, ten tips and strategies to help data center managers wisely use colocation to improve:

- Systemic reliability
- Environmental efficiency
- Deployment flexibility
- Telecom/networking
- Backup/DR
- Cloud migration readiness
- Audit/compliance

This session will provide a graphic Powerpoint plus a takeaway checklist of action items for data center managers, including tips for getting credit personally for meeting corporate goals. The session will include examples (with redacted company names) of specific case study examples of these strategies.

Takeaway

1. Understand modern colocation trends, and how colo can supplement on-premises data centers and be used for "cloud on-ramp".

2. Formulate a colo use strategy, maximizing colocation provider add-on services to improve telecom networking, accelerate deployments, improve reliability, enhance audit & compliance, and reduce costs.

3. Learn how to wisely select and procure colo capacity to meet corporate objectives, especially for enterprises seeking a cloud + colo hybrid deployment strategy.

4. Quantify the data center manager's value to the organization throughout the process.

Intended Audience

1. Understand modern colocation trends, and how colo can supplement on-premises data centers and be used for "cloud on-ramp".

2. Formulate a colo use strategy, maximizing colocation provider add-on services to improve telecom networking, accelerate deployments, improve reliability, enhance audit & compliance, and reduce costs.

3. Learn how to wisely select and procure colo capacity to meet corporate objectives, especially for enterprises seeking a cloud + colo hybrid deployment strategy.

4. Quantify the data center manager's value to the organization throughout the process.