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Uptime Institute Efficient IT Keynote

Keynote address from Uptime Institute Symposium 2015 - Introducing the Uptime Institute Efficient IT Stamp of Approval
Recorded May 20 2015 37 mins
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  • IT Disaster Planning: Preparing Your Data Center for the Next Major Storm Nov 2 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Chris Brown, CTO, Uptime Institute
    In this webinar, Uptime Institute CTO Chris Brown, will cover facilities, IT preparation, communications, testing and more in relation to how to prepare your data center for the next major storm.

    Key topics will include:
    - Facilities preparation including developing a documented plan for emergency response & disaster preparedness
    - IT Preparation including identifying critical and non-critical systems and establishing EOPs
    - Designing systems for optimal resiliency, including network connectivity and hybrid/cloud architectures
    - Simulating outages to validate resiliency at the application and system level
  • Ten Technologies That Might Change Data Centers Forever Recorded: Sep 18 2017 44 mins
    Rhonda Ascierto, Research Director, Datacenter Technologies and Eco-Efficient IT, 451 Research
    451 Research, Uptime Institute and a panel of industry experts have rated leading-edge technologies – including distributed resiliency, micro-modular embedded datacenters, silicon photonics, chiller-free datacenters, post-silicon devices, datacenter management-as-a-service and on-site microgrids – in terms of their ability to disrupt the business models, ecosystems and design of the datacenter.

    Rhonda Ascierto, Research Director, Datacenter Technologies and Eco-Efficient IT at 451 Research presents these 10 technologies and provides a "Disruptive Rating" of each as a measure of their potential impact on the data center market.
  • Causes & Consequences of Data Center Outages in 2017 Recorded: Sep 18 2017 17 mins
    Matt Stansberry & Pitt Turner, Uptime Institute
    This is a recording of a presentation at Uptime Institute's Executive Symposium: Las Vegas in 2017. The topic of the discussion was the causes and consequences of data center outages in 2017.

    Key topics covered:
    1) Hybrid Resiliency
    2) Cloud Computing
    3) Top Causes of Data Center Outages
    4) IT Training
    5) Colocation Providers
  • Data Center Resiliency in the Age of Cloud Recorded: Sep 18 2017 41 mins
    Andy Lawrence, Executive Director of Research & Todd Traver, VP IT Optimization Strategies from Uptime Institute
    The evolution of compute from single-site data centers to a multi-site hybrid computing model is enabling distributed models of resiliency that can achieve high availability and rapid recovery alongside improved performance. But there are also risks and limitations created by the complex software and coordination of new third-party services, as well as the technologies necessary to orchestrate applications and data. This session will discuss the pros and cons of four resilient architectures (traditional single-site, linked-site, distributed-site, cloud-based).
  • Top Considerations for Addressing Data Center Facilities Management Risks Recorded: Sep 18 2017 38 mins
    Scott Good, Global Senior Consultant, Uptime Institute
    This is a recording of a presentation at Uptime Institute's Executive Symposium: Las Vegas in 2017.

    Many large organizations are facing pressure to meet demanding availability requirements, often with budgetary constraints and aging infrastructure. Recent high profile outages demonstrate facilities management competency is critical to your company’s success. This session outlines 14 top considerations developing an enterprise-grade data center facilities
    management program.
  • Beyond Fault Tolerance: Data Center Active Fault Avoidance Strategies Recorded: Sep 18 2017 26 mins
    Chris Brown, CTO, Uptime Institute
    Even in the best-designed and operated data centers, facilities can become vulnerable during highly stressful incidents. Uptime Institute CTO Chris Brown discusses how deploying a range of increasingly cost-effective monitoring to detect equipment failures before they happen can move the industry from fault tolerance (a reactive stance) to active fault avoidance.

    This is a recording of a presentation at Uptime Institute's Executive Symposium: Las Vegas in 2017.

    Speakers:
    Chris Brown, CTO, Uptime Institute
    Pitt Turner, Global Executive of Network & Senior Tier Certification Authority, Uptime Institute
  • Evaluating Data Center Infrastructure Venues: On Premise, Cloud, and Colocation Recorded: Sep 18 2017 34 mins
    Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America, Uptime Institute
    The majority of enterprise organizations today manage a hybrid portfolio of disparate compute assets, spanning multiple providers, geographies and technologies. According to 2017 survey data, 70% of respondents said their decision making and management processes for hybrid portfolios could use improvement. This panel discusses strategies for effective decision making and management in a complex computing environment.

    This is a recording of a presentation at Uptime Institute's Executive Symposium: Las Vegas in 2017.

    Moderator:
    Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America, Uptime Institute

    Panelists:
    Daniel Gaffney, Director, Critical Infrastructure Group, BNY Mellon
    Michael Sweeney, Data Center Architect, Salesforce
    Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President, Services, 451 Research
  • LinkedIn’s Oregon Data Center: Innovation, Design and Sustainability Recorded: Sep 18 2017 27 mins
    Brad Peterson, Manager of Data Center Engineering, LinkedIn
    In this presentation, Brad Peterson, Manager of Data Center Engineering at LinkedIn discusses why the way LinkedIn designs its IT environments and data center operations is crucial to the rapidly growing needs of the world’s digital infrastructure.

    This is a recording of a presentation at Uptime Institute's Executive Symposium: Las Vegas in 2017.

    In his presentation, Mr. Peterson covers:
    The environmental impact of enterprise IT and data center facilities around the world
    Five key components of LinkedIn data center site selection (Sustainability, Design, Electricity, Cooling and Reporting)
    LinkedIn's usage of innovative data center infrastructure designs (electrical systems, cooling systems, distribution, etc.)
    How LinkedIn incorporates corporate values such as "Take Intelligent Risk" into data center design and operations decisions
    Why LinkedIn pursued Uptime Institute's Efficient IT Stamp of Approval as a means of driving continuous improvement
  • Scalable Data Center Infrastructure: Benefits & Challenges to Modular Deployment Recorded: Sep 18 2017 42 mins
    Kevin Heslin - Uptime Institute, Doug Kindig - Starline, Dave Sterlace - ABB, Jeff Fidacaro - 451 Research
    Many data center owners are taking a modular or phased construction approach to reduce the costs of design, construction, and operation and build time. This approach allows companies to make a smaller initial investment and to delay some capital expenditures by scaling capacity with business growth. However, these benefits bring new challenges.

    Data center infrastructure experts from Starline, ABB and 451 Research participate in a panel session moderated by Uptime Institute to discuss how the drive for scalability is changing the landscape of data center design and operations.

    This is a recording of a presentation at Uptime Institute's Executive Symposium: Las Vegas in 2017.

    Moderator:
    Kevin Heslin, Chief Editor, Uptime Institute

    Panelists:
    Doug Kindig, Regional Sales Manager, Starline
    Dave Sterlace, Global Head of Technology for Data Center Industry Sector, ABB
    Jeff Fidacaro, Senior Analyst, Datacenter Technologies, 451 Research
  • Panel Discussion: Data Center Colocation and Connectivity Recorded: Sep 18 2017 45 mins
    Yevgeniy Sverdlik, Editor in Chief, Data Center Knowledge
    As data center space and power become commoditized, colocation buyers need to focus on connectivity in this hybrid infrastructure world. New applications and architectures are increasingly dependent on effective network design and performance in order to meet service level goals.

    This is a recording of a presentation at Uptime Institute's Executive Symposium: Las Vegas in 2017.

    Moderator:
    Yevgeniy Sverdlik, Editor in Chief, Data Center Knowledge

    Panelists:
    Mark Oxley, CTO & Founder, Data Shelter
    John Sheputis, President, Infomart Data Centers
    Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research
  • The Data Center at the Core of IT Risk Reduction Recorded: Sep 18 2017 21 mins
    Kelly Sullivan, Vice President of Global Data Center Operations, Cyxtera
    Managing a portfolio of over 50 data centers worldwide, hear from Kelly Sullivan, Cyxtera's VP of Global Data Center Operations as he discusses many aspects of IT Risk and how the data center plays a key role in managing those risks.

    Key Topics Discussed in this Presentation:

    The Emergence of Hybrid IT & Using Colocation as a Hub for IT Needs
    The Ongoing Shift of IT Workloads to Off-Premise
    How Data Centers Impact & Help Manage Organizational Risk
    Insights Gained from Managing a Global Data Center Portfolio through Natural Disasters
  • Uptime Institute Executive Symposium: Las Vegas 2017 - Welcome Keynote Recorded: Sep 18 2017 13 mins
    Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute
    Uptime Institute President Lee Kirby welcomes the crowd to Executive Symposium: Las Vegas in September, 2017.

    In his presentation, Mr. Kirby covers:
    1) The current state of the global data center ecosystem, including cloud and hybrid resiliency adoption trends

    2) A view into Uptime Institute's corporate roadmap around TIER-Ready and Uptime Institute Research programs

    3) Presentation of industry achievement awards to data center executives from UBS and T5 Facilities Management
  • It’s Time to Commit to Driving Efficient IT Recorded: Sep 13 2017 57 mins
    Julian Kudritzki, Chief Operating Officer, Uptime Institute
    Join Julian Kudritzki, COO of Uptime Institute to explore the modern business challenges associated with delivering computing services in the new era of Cloud-driven IT. He will cover delivering these business services at the right cost, with a high level of efficiency and a keen eye on defending corporate sustainability. Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT assessment provides a management methodology that evaluates, scores, and benchmarks Leadership, IT Infrastructure, and the Data Center.

    Find out how this approach ensures close scrutiny, and eliminating waste, from data center power and cooling systems; the asset management of compute, storage, network; and—weighed most heavily—the leadership (i.e., energy management plan, technology adoption plan, cloud strategy, KPIs). Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT customers realize dramatic long-term savings in operational expenditures, significant increased asset utilization as well as directly support a strategic corporate responsibility profile. The Efficient IT Assessment is based on multiple decades of research and protocol development and for our Efficient IT customers, have identified cost savings between 3x-200x the cost of the assessment.
  • From Disaster to Recovery: What Hurricane Harvey Means for your Data Center Recorded: Sep 6 2017 60 mins
    George Crump & Curtis Preston, Storage Switzerland, Christopher Brown & Scott Killian, Uptime Institute
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that swept Southern Texas last week, colocation facilities and companies with data centers in the region (and elsewhere) are faced with the stark reality that a strong data center and disaster recovery plan is vital.

    Every disaster recovery plan has two major parts. One is preparation, the other is recovery. Join Storage Switzerland’s Senior Analyst W. Curtis Preston (a.k.a. Mr. Backup) along with Uptime Institute’s CTO Christopher Brown and VP of Efficient IT Programs Scott Killian for a live round table discussion moderated by Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump, as we help you design a recovery strategy for a Hurricane Harvey-sized disaster.

    In this session you will learn:

    1. How you should be preparing for a return while at the disaster site
    2. What are the first three steps to take when your primary data center is ready
    3. How you should de-stage your DR site when your primary is operational

    Join us live on Wednesday September 6th at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
  • The Evolution of DCIM: Remote, Data-driven and Cloudy Recorded: Jul 13 2017 59 mins
    Rhonda Ascierto, Research Director - Datacenter Technologies, 451 Research
    New cloud services for datacenter management are transforming traditional on-premises approaches. By applying Internet of Things technology, DCIM-based cloud services can deliver the benefits of DCIM without the deployment costs – and over time they promise value beyond what is possible on-premises.

    Key Topics Addressed in this Session:
    • How DCIM data is being exploited today
    • How big-data analytics and AI is adding to the power of DCIM
    • What data will remain on-prem and what will go to cloud
  • Disrupted Data Center:cloud-based resiliency spread workload across data centers Recorded: May 18 2017 55 mins
    Todd Traver, VP, IT Optimization and Strategy & Andy Lawrence, VP Research, Data Center Technologies at 451 Research
    Join Todd Traver, VP IT Optimization and Strategy at Uptime Institute and Andy Lawrence, VP Research, Data Center Technologies at 451 Research for a discussion on the opportunities, benefits and challenges to successful implementation of a resilient multi-site workload solution.

    The evolution of compute from single-site data centers with proven in-house engineering to a multi-site hybrid computing model is enabling distributed models of resiliency that can achieve high availability and rapid recovery alongside improved performance. The recent move by many to the public cloud is further accelerating this cloud-based resiliency approach. The benefits are potentially vast. But there are also risks and limitations created by the complex software and coordination of new third-party services and technologies necessary to orchestrate the applications and data.
  • Uptime Institute's 2017 Data Center Industry Survey Results Recorded: May 2 2017 49 mins
    Matt Stansberry, Senior Director of Content and Publications
    Insights from over 1,000 data center executives and end users from around the globe. Matt Stansberry, Senior Director of Content and Publications discusses Uptime Institute’s 2017 Data Center Industry Survey Results.

    Topics include:
    How are companies adjusting to shifting budgets and deployment models?
    What impact is cloud computing having on capacity planning?
    What are the adoption rates for new technologies?
    And what are the biggest challenges facing IT Infrastructure organizations in the coming year?
  • Reduce Risks to Data Center Availability by Fixing Facilities Management Issues Recorded: Mar 16 2017 55 mins
    Mark Kempson, Technical Consultant, Uptime Institute
    Join Mark Kempson, Technical Consultant in Operational Excellence and discuss the importance of a maintenance management system to anticipate upcoming changes instead of reacting to them. Learn key principles to refine your data center operations and procedures to maintain a world class critical facility.

    What questions should you be asking about maintaining and managing your data center?

    •Are you making informed decisions on future updates, changes and maintenance?
    •Have you done a comprehensive high-level risk analysis?
    •Are you documenting and analyzing incidents?
    •Is your staff properly trained to effectively manage your assets?

    Topics include:
    •Path to data center operations excellence
    •Measuring operational effectiveness
    •Addressing common staff related deficiencies in training, organization and escalation process
  • Why Tier Certification Is Even More Meaningful in a Hybrid IT World Recorded: Jan 25 2017 48 mins
    Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America, Uptime Institute
    Data Centers are continuing to evolve and will remain at the core of digital infrastructure. Today’s global information economy depends on data centers like never before. Whether a data center is on premise, colocated or in the cloud, they are responsible for the entire online infrastructure of a company, and the data centers are crucial to business critical infrastructure. For more than 20 years, Uptime Institute has served as an independent advisory body to all stakeholders in the industry responsible for the performance and availability of IT systems. We’ve helped the world’s leading data center organizations design, build, maintain, and optimize their facilities, compute systems, and operations, while balancing costs, resources, performance, and efficiency in an ever changing technology landscape. Uptime has assisted hundreds of enterprises and service providers to ensure their data centers are ready to meet their business needs. Join us as we share our experiences and learnings for a hybrid IT world.

    Topics include:
    - The value of simplicity in data center design and construction for IT and facility operations
    - Concurrent maintainability as a “must have” as "live work or deferred maintenance" is no longer acceptable
    - Tier Certification as a risk management tool for project owners and data center services buyers
  • Women in Technology – Cloud Expo Frankfurt 2016 Recorded: Dec 13 2016 3 mins
    Cloud Moves TV
    Cloud Moves TV travelled to Frankfurt for the Cloud Expo Europe, Cloud Security Expo and Data Centre World. Over two days, 4,000 people attended to mix with over 200 innovative exhibitors –including the likes of Samsung and Intel – and listen to inspiring talks from over 200 top expert speakers. CMTV chaired the ‘Women in Technology – Real Life Success Stories’ – live panel discussion. This exceptional line up of leading female figureheads is designed to promote gender equality with the technology sector and ensure female leaders have a voice. Panelist speakers include:
    Karolina Hornke - is a consultant for technical data protection at Axel Springer. Karolina has over 15 years’ experience within the IT sector, is a mathematics graduate and is part of the companies’ digitisation strategy.
    Maria Pannanen - is an angel investor and international senior leader with vast experience in B2B sales and marketing from Europe and Asia. Maria has invested in multiple start-ups on an international scale and co-founded the Accelerator Frankfurt.
    Marion Marschalek - is the Principal Malware Researcher at G DATA Advanced Analytics. Marion was named in Forbes top ’30 under 30’ in the technology Europe division this year and was winner of the Female Reverse Engineer Challenge. Marion also lectures at the University of Applied Sciences in St Polten.
    Sylvie Le Roy - is the EMEA Network Director at the Uptime Institute Network. Sylvie has extensive experience working within Datacentre Operations and has driven customer satisfaction programmes across 35 sites in 11 countries.
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Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organization focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute serves all stakeholders responsible for IT service availability through industry leading standards, education, peer-to-peer networking, consulting, and award programs delivered to enterprise organizations and third-party operators, manufacturers, and providers. Uptime Institute is recognized globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards & Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction, and Operational Sustainability along with its Management & Operations reviews, FORCSS® methodology, and Efficient IT Stamp of Approval.

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