Tuesday, June 9th
Breakfast & Registration
Bob Cassiliano will review day one highlights, recognize the conference Corporate Leadership Program sponsors and give a 7
x24 Exchange update.
Keynote: Class – A Risk Metric for Mission Critical Facilities
The lack of a widely accepted reliability metric makes informed decisions about investments, design, and operations of mission critical facilities difficult or impossible. Without a reliability metric, it is likely that the process of improving the competing metrics will result in unintended sacrifice of reliability for efficiency, cost, or another quantified goal. Significant reductions in reliability are intolerable in systems that affect health and safety.
I propose a reliability metric called “Class.” The Class of a facility is the probability of system failure (also called unreliability) expressed in percent for one year of operations. A Class 1 facility has a 1% chance of failure per year; while a Class 8 facility has an 8% chance of failing each year.
The presentation will explain the use of the Class metric in design, operations, and communications with customers and other interested parties. It will review the tools and methods available to determine Class during the design phase and throughout the operational history of a facility.
This presentation aims to stimulate informed discussion of the reliability of mission critical facilities. The widespread adoption of a meaningful performance metric for facility reliability will help the industry meet the ever-growing challenges we face.
Steve Fairfax Bio
Verizon NAP West – Leveraging Modular Infrastructure
A 95,000 square foot colocation and managed service facility, Verizon NAP West is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The data center supports not only West coast based customers, but also Pacific Rim markets. With demand increasing, Verizon knew it had to quickly expand, but where? Real estate was limited and time was of the essence. This case study presentation will hit on the challenges the provider faced and how it used a modular approach to provide the flexibility and responsiveness to best serve the needs of its clients.
Robert Hall Bio
Senior Manager, Applications Engineering
Ben Stewart, P.E. Bio
Director, Facility Engineering
Data Center Leadership in the Better Buildings Challenge
In 2011 President Obama launched a Better Building Initiative, spearheaded by former President Clinton and the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, to support job creation by catalyzing private sector investment in commercial and industrial building energy upgrades to make America’s buildings 20 percent more efficient over the next decade, reducing energy costs for American businesses by nearly $40 billion. The Better Building Challenge managed by the U.S. Department of Energy is part of the Better Building Initiative whereby the owners of assets formally pledge to increase their energy efficiency. The Better Buildings Challenge recently expanded to include data centers. The presentation will include a general overview of the Better Buildings Challenge, and specifics on the goals and structure of the data center partnerships.
Daniel Gore Bio
Chief of Technical Services
Federal Energy Management Program
U.S. Department of Energy
Lunch & Networking
PANEL: The “Class” Act
Any proposal for a new data center performance metric requires thought and discussion to be adopted by the industry. This panel will convene a diverse group of industry experts to discuss and challenge the Class concept for a data center reliability metric. What are the benefits to the industry? How will the metric be calculated? How can customers tell if claims are sound? What are the roles of OEMs, A&Es, owners, and operators? Are there any IP issues? Will this metric expose proprietary information?
Mark Ascolese Bio
President & CEO
Steve Fairfax Bio
Peter Gross Bio
Vice President of Mission Critical Systems
David Schirmacher Bio
Senior Vice President of Design & Construction
Digital Realty and
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Bryan A. Snyder Bio
Senior Engineer & Product Mgr. UPS
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Is Your Network Switching Architecture Killing Your Power Efficiency
Data Center design is key to ongoing efficiency in the data center ecosystem. Learn the new switching technologies on the market including SDN and Fabrics, and how design can impact power and cooling. The case study shows how to recoup approximately 50% of power capacity dedicated to switching and how to improve the overall ecosystem efficiencies.
Carrie Higbie Bio
Global Director, Data Center Services
This presentation focuses on common misconceptions about containment in data centers and provides participants with a technical understanding of the science behind containment. This understanding will enable managers to more fully realize the benefits of their own containment systems or be able to make informed decisions about deploying containment.
Lars Strong, P.E. Bio
Data center water energy recovery has been explored and now utilized with several projects. This presentation will discuss these projects, designs, and changes they had to undertake to recover the waste heat. The ASHRAE water cooled classes will be reviewed to show affects of the amount of heat recovered. The National Renewable Energy Lab’s (NREL) data center in Golden (CO) is a 10MW, 10,000 ft2 showcase facility designed to maximize the re-use of the waste heat from its data center. NREL’s analysis shows annual savings of $200,000 per year from re-use of the waste heat from the water cooled system.
John Peterson, PE, PMP, CEM, LEED AP BD+C Bio
Technical Program Manager
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
An Evening at Universal Orlando®
Get ready for one of the most incredible events 7
x24 Exchange International has ever thrown – a huge bash that fills three different venues and spills out into the streets of Universal CityWalk® followed by a street party in the middle of Marvel Super Hero Island® at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park just for you!
Strike out your hunger with classic hot dogs from ballparks around the country at the Hot Dog Hall of Fame®. Head south of the border for a taste of Mexico City at Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food. And enjoy the laid back island attitude of Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville®.
Then, you will be escorted to Marvel Super Hero Island® at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park where you’ll have unlimited access to incredible rides and attractions. Battle villains high above the streets in 3-D on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, feel the rage of The Incredible Hulk Coaster®, and take fear to new heights on Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®.
It’s an entire evening of action and thrills – and it’s all yours!
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Special thanks to the partners that made this event possible:
ABB, Active Power, ASCO, Caterpillar, Clune Construction Company, ComRent, Cummins Power Generation, Data Aire, DPR Construction, Ehvert Mission Critical, Electronic Environments, Gamatronic, GE Critical Power, Generac Industrial Power, IBM, Industrial Electric Mfg., Miller Electric Company, Page, PDI, QTS, Raritan Inc., Russelectric, S&C, Saft, Simplex, Siemens, Sika Sarnafil, Staco Energy Products Co., Starline, Stulz Air Technology Systems, Syska Hennessy Group, Thomson Power System, Whiting-Turner