Managing the Expanded Product Portfolio – Opportunities and Challenges in Realization and Operation

1:30 pm

2:00 pm
"Traffic Alert: Major Datacenter Networking Challenges Ahead“

Andy Lawrence, VP of Datacenters and Critical Infrastructure, 451 Research

Datacenter operators are used to managing explosive growth, whether it is in processing, storage, or even energy use. But nothing is growing – or set to grow - as fast as network traffic. A perfect storm of cloud computing, modern distributed application design, and the Internet of Things means that data flows – both within and between datacenters - are rising dramatically. These trends and innovations would, on their own, put pressure on connectivity infrastructure and require innovation and investment.

But throughput and volume represents only part of the story: New applications and architectures are increasingly dependent on effective and network design and performance in order to meet service level goals. Cloud based services, containerized and cloud native applications, distributed databases and disaster recovery as a service are all examples of technologies that are pushing networks to their limits, setting up multiple dependencies between systems that can be distributed near and far. This trend is putting the spotlight on datacenter operators, especially colocation companies, who need good visibility, control and processes in order to deal with fast growing, complex and often dynamic networks.

2:45 pm
“The Potential of Product Catalogues – Game Changer or Paper Tigers?”

Patrick Büch, FNT GmbH

Today, the potential and power of product catalogues is still underestimated. As a result, catalogues are often still documented and maintained in PDF documents or Excel spreadsheets, although they represent the core business of the company. This presentation will show a new perspective for Multi-Tenant Data Center (MTDC) and Hosting Providers on how catalogues can simultaneously drive business growth and efficiency in both service delivery and operations. A catalogue-centered approach helps determining not only WHAT to deliver, but also HOW to deliver services

3:15 pm
Coffee Break

3.30 pm
"ABB AbilityTM Data Center Automation“

Arto Lind, ABB

ABB AbilityTM Data Center Automation , based on the ABB System 800xA process control platform, is ABB’s industrial data center solution for monitoring, managing and controlling enterprise, co-location and cloud data centers. It collects data from IT, power, cooling and building systems, and its open environment integrates data center toolsets faster, including uploading assets into tracking tools. Data is routed through the system in real-time to application modules that enable the user to comprehensively manage and optimize the 3 Cs: cost, capacity and control.

4:00 pm
"The Connected Data Centre“

Shaun Taylor, Tridium

The Niagara Framework® is quickly becoming the operating system of the Internet of Things. A truly open platform, Niagara has grown an extensive community of people, machines and companies with thousands of applications and endless possibilities.Niagara connects and translates data from nearly any device or system across the Data Centre(s) to manage and optimise performance. There are many benefits to MTDC/Co Lo of this open platform, for example, by providing a single graphical interface across numerous different building management systems (BMS) and operating systems.

4:30 pm
“Efficient Operation and Supply of Data Centre Connectivity – How Does it Work Today?”

Ulrich Schälling, FNT GmbH

Datacentre Service Providers, as well as Datacentre Colocation Providers, show a consistent tendency in becoming Full Service Providers. Besides the traditional offerings like space, power and cooling, new services – such as connectivity – find their way into a provider’s service portfolio.
The efficient network operation and the high quality in supplying connectivity are crucial challenges faced when offering new products and applications like Enterprise Connectivity, Disaster Recovery and Ecosystem Peering. To achieve this, a central database is required that enables planning and managing the integration of used resources in the data centre and the network infrastructure trans-technologically and manufacturer-independently.

5:00 pm
Closing Comments

5:15 pm
Networking - Food and Drinks powered by Network Mining

Tuesday 27th June 2017
– London

The May Fair Hotel
Stratton St, Mayfair
London W1J 8LT

Opened by King George V in 1927, this luxurious 5-star hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair, surrounded by the parks, theatres and attractions of London’s West End.


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