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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Data Center Track - How Good is Your Data Center?
Meeting: NANOG66
Date / Time: 2016-02-09 9:30am - 11:00am
Room: Nautilus 4&5
Presenters: Speakers:

Gabe Cole, RTE Group, Inc.

Gabe Cole Chair, Data Center Standards Open-IX Gabe Cole, founder of RTE Group, is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years’ experience across data center, network, and cloud. Gabe assists service providers and enterprises with converged network and data center design, procurement, and migration including colocation and the XaaS stack of services. He has personally worked on over 150 engagements in North America and EMEA. He is an expert at balancing reliability and performance requirements against technology and business limitations to consistently increase performance at progressively lower price points. In addition, he is frequently called on by investors for assistance with data centers, telco hotels, data center technologies, and services companies.

John Hawkins, vXchnge

John Hawkins is an author, speaker, writer, strategist and technologist, with over 20 years in business as a consultant to fortune 25-500+ companies. He is currently VP of Marketing at vXchnge, an operator of next-generation, software-defined, intelligent data centers. Prior to joining vXchnge, John was a Senior Director at RiverMeadow Software where he was responsible for enablement and training. Prior to RiverMeadow, John served as the Chief Services Architect and Trusted Adviser for Cloud Computing at BMC Software. In this role, John had global responsibility for managing 2 of the 3 Global BMC Centers-of-Excellence, Data Center COE and Performance & Availability COE. John has also worked for other leading edge companies, such as VMware, Oracle, BEA System, and Webtrends (NetIQ).

Craig Weick, CME Group

Executive Director Co-Location Product Management

Phill Lawson-Shanks, EdgeConnex

Chief Architect & VP of Innovation Phill Lawson-Shanks has been at the forefront of designing and deploying industry leading solutions in both the UK and the US for over 25 years. Prior to EdgeConneX, Lawson-Shanks was CTO of Virtacore responsible for datacenter build-out, network core architecture & systems to accommodate the migration and consolidation of thousands of clients and infrastructure. Lawson-Shanks team also designed and deployed the world’s largest VMware based Public Cloud. At Alcatel-Lucent he served as Chief Strategy Officer for the Strategic Solutions Division where he introduced and led their transition to the cloud, virtualizing their services & creating meaningful time and cost savings. As VP and GM of Hosting at SAVVIS, Lawson-Shanks re-establish the Managed Hosting business as well as introduce the first ‘virtual server’ product. As VP and GM of Digital Media at MCI, Lawson-Shanks founded the division and received several related patents in the process.
Abstract:
The Data Center Track at NANOG 66, led by Gabe Cole strives to outline structures and tools to help organizations develop a framework for evaluating data center performance and differentiate among service offerings.

John Hawkins talk 7 Ways to Reduce Your Data Center Risk will address risk assessment and analysis as they relate to data center functionality, location, redundancy, industry standards, upgrades and maintenance, and disaster recovery planning.

Gabe Cole will then address the key aspects of data center configuration that should be evaluated in the procurement process, such as low voltage design, cabinet selection and layout, and power delivery.

A panel discussion with speakers Gabe Cole, John Hawkins, Phill Lawson-Shanks, and Craig Weick will debate how to approach the selection of data center providers, how to consider and measure data center services as a "utility," and metrics to understand data center efficiency and actual compute resource requirements to minimize idle power.

Gabe Cole will summarize the accomplishments of the Open-IX Association specifying requirements for interconnection-ready datacenter services and would like to solicit datacenter-minded volunteers to support Open-IX certification of data center services.
Files: pdfData Center Track(PDF)
youtubeData Center Track - How Good is Your Data Center?
Sponsors: None.

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NANOG66 Abstracts

  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Greg Dendy, Equinix; Raj Khurana.
    Al Burgio, IIX;
  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Greg Dendy, Equinix; Raj Khurana.
    Al Burgio, IIX;
  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Greg Dendy, Equinix; Raj Khurana.
    Al Burgio, IIX;
  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Greg Dendy, Equinix; Raj Khurana.
    Al Burgio, IIX;
  • Coding BOF
    Speakers:
    Matt Griswold, United Internet Exchange; Job Snijders, NTT Communications; Jesse Sowell, MIT; Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Coding BOF
    Speakers:
    Matt Griswold, United Internet Exchange; Job Snijders, NTT Communications; Jesse Sowell, MIT; Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Coding BOF
    Speakers:
    Matt Griswold, United Internet Exchange; Job Snijders, NTT Communications; Jesse Sowell, MIT; Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Coding BOF
    Speakers:
    Matt Griswold, United Internet Exchange; Job Snijders, NTT Communications; Jesse Sowell, MIT; Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Brad Raymo, Microsoft; Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Ciprian Marginean, AMS-IX; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Brad Raymo, Microsoft; Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Ciprian Marginean, AMS-IX; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Brad Raymo, Microsoft; Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Ciprian Marginean, AMS-IX; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Brad Raymo, Microsoft; Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Ciprian Marginean, AMS-IX; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .

 

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