What are the top ten reasons to attend Uptime Institute Symposium 2012: Digital Infrastructure Convergence?
The Uptime Institute Symposium is one of the most influential events on the IT and data center field. This year Uptime Institute will offer groundbreaking new data, new methodologies and process improvements, and new end-user case studies that will deliver immediate business value to our delegates.
Listed below, please find the top ten reasons to join us at Uptime Institute Symposium 2012:
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REASON 1: BENCHMARKING RESULTS At Uptime Institute Symposium, we will release the results of the 2012 Data Center Industry Survey so you can benchmark your organization against the latest industry trends, data center designs, and operational best practices.
REASON 2: DATA CENTER DENSITY STUDY We will also be unveiling for the first time, the results of our Annual Data Center Density Study – learn how the predictions by the equipment manufacturers differs from the reality on the computer room floor, and how that should impact your capacity planning going forward.
REASON 3: DOWNTIME DATA In a rare occurrence, Uptime Institute will publicly analyze data from its end-user Network’s Abnormal Incident Reporting database. The session will outline data center failure rates and causes, and offer expert advice on avoiding downtime risks.
Uptime Institute has developed two new tools in recent months to help data center and IT executives manage their Digital Infrastructure resources more effectively.
REASON 4: M&O STAMP The Uptime Institute’s Management and Operations Stamp of Approval provides a score-based assessment of a data center operations team, independent of the site’s design principles. Find out how you can use this assessment to improve your own organization, and to evaluate the operations teams of your third party service providers.
REASON 5: CHARRETTE FINDINGS Earlier this year, Uptime Institute hosted two dozen leading global data center operators at Charrette 2012 to discuss and develop a methodology for evaluating cloud computing, colo and internal data center options when deploying new application workloads. The output of that Charrette, the Uptime Institute FORCSS Methodology will be unveiled for the first time publically at Symposium.
REASON 6: MODULAR CAMPUS For the first time, this year’s Symposium will feature a unique Modular Data Center Campus within the Santa Clara Convention Center. Symposium Delegates and Exposition-registered visitors will have an unprecedented opportunity to actually walk through the leading modular data center designs and make side-by-side comparisons, enabling a better understanding of their respective pros and cons for more effective decision-making. Also, delegates will find the solutions they have been looking for in Symposium’s Exposition Hall.
REASON 7: MODULAR CASE STUDIES Symposium will also feature modular data center deployment case studies from leading enterprise organizations, as well as new research into the economics of modular data center designs versus traditional construction, as well as guidelines for applying Uptime Institute’s Tier Topology to a Modular Campus.
REASON 8: GEIT AWARDS Data center operators from around the globe will attend Symposium and discuss their cutting edge data center designs and retrofits, innovative product deployments, and audacious ideas to reduce data center resource consumption and improve efficiency. Uptime Institute’s Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Awards program grows stronger each year, and 2012 promises to be bigger and better than ever. We also host the 2011 GEIT Award winners to discuss how their projects are delivering results, twelve months later.
REASON 9: KILLER KEYNOTES EBay’s Dean Nelson will discuss his organization’s hyper-efficient, brand new modular data center deployment, Project Mercury. Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Stokes will demonstrate how a mission critical Manhattan-area data center now operates on 100% free cooling. Greenpeace’s Gary Cook will challenge data center operators to engage with their utility suppliers to reduce fossil-fuel dependence. And noted author Nicholas Carr will share his insight on the commoditization of IT and the current shift from enterprise-owned data centers to utility-supplied, hybrid organizations.
REASON 10: NETWORK Hear from your peers how to avoid costly mistakes in data center planning, design and operation. Testimonials below from last year’s attendees:
“Symposium connects you with your peers across the industry. If I’ve learned anything from Uptime Symposium, it’s that your peers have so much knowledge buried in their minds. Being able to deploy that information – because it is live – into your organization, can save countless dollars.” Mike Wills, Director of Facility Management, BMO Financial Group.
“When you sit down at a table with somebody and start talking to them at Uptime Institute Symposium, you find out that they are leaders in their organizations and the data center industry. That makes every conversation interesting, and every hour that you spend here worthwhile.” Robert McFarlane, Principle Data Center Designer, Shen Milsom Wilke.
Register now to attend Uptime Institute Symposium 2012: Digital Infrastructure Convergence.