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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Super Storm Sandy: Infrastructure Impacts
Meeting: NANOG57
Date / Time: 2013-02-04 2:45pm - 3:55pm
This item is webcast
Room: Crystal Ballroom A-C
Presenters: Moderators:

Daniel Golding, Datacenter Insight

Daniel Golding is a strategy, operations, and engineering professional with a broad range of industry experience. His expertise extends from the highly technical to the operational, and deep into finance. Topics I'm concentrating on right now include the emergence of cloud computing and storage, the move to Internet-based applications, the evolution of the data center, and the rise of Internet Hosting as a dominant IT paradigm. Mr. Golding has over 18 years of experience in the Internet sector, including data center engineering and operations, corporate strategy and industry analysis, large scale IP network design and implementation, facility financing and leasing, and product management. His experience includes positions at Earthlink, America Online, RagingWire Data Centers, DH Capital, and the 451 Group. Mr. Golding’s educational background includes a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and an MS in Telecommunications from George Mason University. In addition, Mr. Golding is a graduate of the US Navy’s Nuclear Power School. Mr. Golding is a member of the Board of Directors of NANOG, the North American Network Operators Group
Panelists:

Scott A. Davis, DuPont Fabros Technology

Scott A. Davis is our Executive Vice President of Operations since the IPO and joined DFT in April 2006. Mr. Davis served as DFT's Director of Operations, where he managed the data centers that comprised our initial portfolio. Mr. Davis specializes in the engineering design of high-reliability facilities. Prior to joining DFT, Mr. Davis served for eight years at AOL where he held several positions including Senior Director of Data Center Operations, in which he oversaw the day-to-day operations of all of AOL's domestic and international data centers. During his tenure at AOL, Mr. Davis managed the design, construction and commissioning of more than 700,000 square feet of new and renovated data center space. From 1989 to 1998 he worked at several engineering consulting firms that specialized in data center design, including Com-Site International, CS Technology and CCG Facilities Integration. In his career, Mr. Davis has worked on more than 70 computer room and data center designs for various Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Mr. Davis earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Michael Poleshuk, Equinix

I have over 30 years of experience in mission critical facilities and datacenters operations field. For the last 14 years I held various positions with Equinix in Operations. At the present time I am responsible for the Operations of 9 facilities totaling over 1,000,000 sq. ft. in the Northeast Region. Before joining Equinix in 1999, I have worked in Facilities Engineering for the New York Stock Exchange and held various positions in field service, facilities, data center operations and procurement in commercial and government fields. I received my BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University in Russia.

Michael J. Parks, Datapipe

CTO Michael J. Parks began his career in the U.S. Coast Guard at age 17. While serving his country, Mr. Parks earned an FCC License, an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Technology, completed flight school, piloted 3 types of helicopters and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As part of the DEA, Parks supported Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos, a large scale drug interdiction effort to stop the flow of illegal drugs from entering the U.S. Michael provides strategic leadership for Datapipe's technical departments. He is responsible for maintaining Datapipe's global network infrastructure which has consistently been recognized for speed and reliability. Michael also leads Datapipe's development team in designing and improving the industry-leading features within Datapipe’s client portal.

Neil Crowley, Internap

Neil Crowley is a data center networking professional with more than 20 years of industry experience. As Internap’s eastern regional director of data center operations, he is responsible for leading a team of data center managers and facilities engineers to support the day-to-day operations of Internap’s data centers in Boston and New York, as well as more than 50 remote partner locations. In this capacity, he develops strategic, financial and tactical plans to address facility operational needs including the overall infrastructure lifecycle, and works with regional counterparts to develop business and operational policy and procedure. Prior to joining Internap, Neil had a 10-year career at Level 3 Communications, where his most recent role was director of field operations. Prior to that, he held management positions at XCOM Technologies, which was acquired by Level 3; FaxNet Corporation, which was later acquired by Critical Path; and EDS. Neil has a B.S. in Business Administration from Suffolk University.
Abstract: This panel will focus on the operational challenges of maintaining datacenter uptime during a major weather event like Hurricane Sandy. The panelists, all senior data center operational executives, will discuss the complexities of handling complex datacenter operations during dangerous and unpredictable weather conditions. Datacenter siting strategies will also be discussed, as well as application/datacenter interaction, especially in non-steady state conditions. The format for this panel will be a combination of panel discussion on best practices for data centers in disaster conditions, along with audience participation and questions. This panel is a must-see for network architects planning their data center strategies.
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Sponsors: None.

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    Moderators:
    Daniel Golding, Datacenter Insight; Panelists:
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  • Super Storm Sandy: Infrastructure Impacts
    Moderators:
    Daniel Golding, Datacenter Insight; Panelists:
    Scott A. Davis, DuPont Fabros Technology; Michael Poleshuk, Equinix; Michael J. Parks, Datapipe; Neil Crowley, Internap;
  • Super Storm Sandy: Infrastructure Impacts
    Moderators:
    Daniel Golding, Datacenter Insight; Panelists:
    Scott A. Davis, DuPont Fabros Technology; Michael Poleshuk, Equinix; Michael J. Parks, Datapipe; Neil Crowley, Internap;
  • Super Storm Sandy: Infrastructure Impacts
    Moderators:
    Daniel Golding, Datacenter Insight; Panelists:
    Scott A. Davis, DuPont Fabros Technology; Michael Poleshuk, Equinix; Michael J. Parks, Datapipe; Neil Crowley, Internap;
  • Super Storm Sandy: Infrastructure Impacts
    Moderators:
    Daniel Golding, Datacenter Insight; Panelists:
    Scott A. Davis, DuPont Fabros Technology; Michael Poleshuk, Equinix; Michael J. Parks, Datapipe; Neil Crowley, Internap;
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    Panelists:
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    Patrick GilmoreAkamai; .
    Doug MadoryRenesys; .
  • Internet Impacts of Hurricane Sandy
    Moderators:
    Jim CowieRenesys; .
    Panelists:
    John HeidemannUSC/Information Sciences Institute; .
    Emile AbenRIPE NCC; .
    Patrick GilmoreAkamai; .
    Doug MadoryRenesys; .
  • Internet Impacts of Hurricane Sandy
    Moderators:
    Jim CowieRenesys; .
    Panelists:
    John HeidemannUSC/Information Sciences Institute; .
    Emile AbenRIPE NCC; .
    Patrick GilmoreAkamai; .
    Doug MadoryRenesys; .
  • Internet Impacts of Hurricane Sandy
    Moderators:
    Jim CowieRenesys; .
    Panelists:
    John HeidemannUSC/Information Sciences Institute; .
    Emile AbenRIPE NCC; .
    Patrick GilmoreAkamai; .
    Doug MadoryRenesys; .
  • Internet Impacts of Hurricane Sandy
    Moderators:
    Jim CowieRenesys; .
    Panelists:
    John HeidemannUSC/Information Sciences Institute; .
    Emile AbenRIPE NCC; .
    Patrick GilmoreAkamai; .
    Doug MadoryRenesys; .

 

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