DCIM focus at Uptime Institute Symposium

Posted by mstansberry | Posted in Uptime Institute Symposium | Posted on 07-03-2013

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From Kevin Heslin, Research Manager with 451 Group.

The sessions at Uptime Institute Symposium 2013 will help you make better decisions regarding DCIM investment and implementation.

This year’s event will feature expert-led sessions from senior DCIM analysts, peer-to-peer sharing on implementation experiences, and presentations from the leading DCIM vendors in the industry.

451 Research senior analyst Rhonda Ascierto will address the special considerations for assessing and procuring DCIM software. Many of the issues she will cover are crucial and worth underscoring, and they may not be part of a routine DCIM assessment or procurement process. Her presentation is based on a 56-page 451 Research report released in December 2012 titled Beyond the Basics: A Guide to Procuring DCIM Software.

The 451 Research team found more than 100 questions that you should ask your DCIM vendor before purchasing a DCIM product. Asking the right questions can help minimize the risk associated with DCIM by helping data center operators purchase the right level of service, avoid potential incompatibilities, and get a suitable pricing model.

451 Research Vice President Andy Lawrence will deliver a keynote entitled The Disrupted Data Center, during which he will discuss advanced DCIM, among other technologies. In my view, Andy is the world’s foremost expert on the DCIM market, with a fantastic track record anticipating how DCIM will affect data center operations. He’s simply “the right guy” to ask about DCIM and a host of other data center issues.

Uptime Institute Director of Content Matt Stansberry will present the 2013 Data Center Industry Survey results, which delve into DCIM adoption statistics, pricing, key features and barriers to adoption. This data will provide you in-depth analysis of what kinds of systems your peers are buying, and how much they’re paying for them.

I will also contribute to the program, moderating a panel of end users who have experience with DCIM implementation. I’ll ask them to describe the results they got and how those results compared with the benefits they expected. We’ll also talk about product selection, pricing, and lessons learned. What’s more, I expect to explore any difficulties the panelists had during the procurement and application processes and find out how they resolved these issues.

Register today for Uptime Institute Symposium. I look forward to seeing you this May in Santa Clara!

451 Research 2012 Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit

Posted by mstansberry | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 06-09-2012

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451 Research’s 8th Annual Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit North America (HCTS-NA), North America’s go-to convergence event for the Internet Infrastructure, colocation and third-party services industry, is just two weeks away and there is only limited space available. There are over 700 IT executives, cloud decision-makers, vendors and investors expected to attend HCTS NA this year. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend HCTS NA, the networking event of the industry. Register today before registration closes.

Topics to be discussed at this year’s Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit include:

-451 Research Analysts Carl Brooks and Jim Davis will lead a panel discussion, ‘Managed Hosting – Staying the in the Game,’ with executives from Rackspace and Dreamhost.
-Executives from Digital Realty, Fortrust, QTS, and ViaWest will participate in a panel discussion on ‘The Evolving Multi-Tenant Datacenter Market – Beyond Colo and Wholesale.’
-451 Research VP William Fellows and a panel of industry experts from Cloudsoft, HP, Nimbula, and Solidfire will discuss best practices for a multi-cloud world – migrating, developing, deploying and orchestrating applications on private and hosted clouds.
-Peter Hopper, co-founder and CEO of DH Capital will provide a leadership perspective on valuation and M&A in the data center and managed hosting sectors.
-451 Research VP Rachel Chalmers will deliver a keynote presentation on ‘The Internet of Everything – The Impact of BYOD and Other Smart Devices on IT.’
-451 Research Managing Director Ken Male provides a reality check on enterprise cloud adoption.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the networking event of the year. Join 451 Research Analysts and key industry leaders at the 8th Annual Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit as we discuss, debate and interact. The stakes couldn’t be higher.