Uptime Institute Symposium: Turkey - Agenda

Below is an overview of the Symposium: Turkey agenda, designed to help you learn, analyze, compare, and decide on infrastructure, innovation strategies, and technology for your datacenter.

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Event Schedule - Wednesday, 29 November, 2017

Session Time

Session Description

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration & Coffee

9:00am – 9:30am

Welcome Session

Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute

9:30am – 10:00am

Keynote: Risk Management for IT Infrastructure

Philip Collerton, Managing Director EMEA, Uptime Institute

What are the true consequences of a digital business failure? This keynote will offer an overview of global IT outages and their economic impacts. How are companies adopting multi-site resiliency strategies? How can organizations avoid outages through better management of the design, operations, and outsourcing processes? Uptime Institute will offer viewpoints from field experience evaluating over 1,000 data center projects around the globe.

10:00am – 10:30am

Keynote Presentation from Event Sponsor

10:30am – 11:00am

Coffee & Networking

11:00am – 11:45am

Panel Session: Data center design trends and challenges in Turkey

Turkey is one of the fastest growing countries in data center infrastructure. What are the design trends in this specific region? Who is building data centers, and what are the most innovative and effective approaches?

11:45am – 12:30pm

Panel Session: Data Center Strategies in an Age of Disruption

Every IT organization seems to be undergoing major transformation, from building out new infrastructure to meet business demand, partnering with colocation and cloud providers, to adopting new technologies and designs. How do leading organizations meet their need for efficiency and agility while minimizing risk?

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Presentation: The Disrupted Datacenter: Ten technologies that might change data centers forever

Andy Lawrence, 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.

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Presentation: Phased, modular and multi-tier challenges

Dr. Hussein Shehata, Uptime Institute

Many data center owners are taking a modular or phased construction approach to reduce the costs of design, construction, and operation and build time. Taking a modular or phased construction approach allows companies to make a smaller initial investment and to delay some capital expenditures by scaling capacity with business growth. The modular and phased construction approaches bring some challenges. These panelists will discuss how the drive for scalability is changing the data center design and operations.

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Panel Session: DCIM Procurement

Data Center Infrastructure Management software that has overpromised and under-delivered. This session explores how to efficiently navigate the DCIM procurement process. DCIM buyers are struggling to generate a return on investment, and many IT organizations are now considering a second lengthy and expensive procurement cycle for these tools. DCIM can be an extremely powerful asset, and can provide organizations with insights and savings opportunities, but companies need to approach the procurement with a plan to unlock the potential of this software.

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Coffee & Networking

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Panel Session: Efficient Infrastructure – design and operations

Uptime Institute asks the leaders in the industry to discuss how their organizations are improving efficiency.

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Presentation: 14 Common Pitfalls in Data Center Operations

Fred Dickerman, Uptime Institute

Data center outages are typically blamed on human error – an operator’s response to an emergency situation. But responsibility for an incident, in most cases, can be attributed to a senior management decision (e.g. design compromises, budget cuts, staff reductions, vendor selecting, and resourcing) seemingly disconnected in time and space from the site of the incident. What decisions led to a situation where front line operators were unprepared or untrained to respond to an incident and mishandled it? What are the vulnerabilities even the most sophisticated IT operations teams overlook?

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Networking Reception


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