If you are active in the data center industry or looking to become more active, you will not want to miss The Second Annual Canadian Data Centre Summit. This full-day conference will be held on July 19 at Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre and feature 40+ speakers who will offer comprehensive analysis of the market opportunities and challenges. The Second Annual Canadian Data Centre Summit will feature 13 hours of combined informational panels and networking. Participating end-users will represent the leading financial institutions and most active firms. 250 senior-level executives participated in the inaugural summit in July 2016.
Speaker: Schneider Electric's David O'Reilly, Vice President of the IT Solution Division
ENTERPRISE IT FLIGHT TO CLOUD: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR WHOLESALE AND COLO DATA CENTER PROVIDERS?
* Enterprise is going to cloud: What are you seeing and how are you reacting to it? * Who will survive and thrive? * What has driven the spike in values and increased interest in the sector from an investment standpoint? * With the low capitalization rates and high per-square foot/kW sale rates, it implies future rent growth. Are you surprised in the past year or so with decreased vacancy that you haven’t seen a higher increase in rents? * Is the general belief that if you aren’t a seller in this environment you will have to scale quickly to stay relevant? Or, can local and regional players still carve out their own niche?
Speaker: Schneider Electric's Mark Hurley, Solutions Architect (Data Centers)
DATA CENTER MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS: NEW STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING COST WITHOUT INCREASING RISK
* Redundancy & UPS strategies relating to fire hazards and earthquakes: What every owner should know * What are the unique techniques within the data center industry today? * Innovation and making the data center structures smarter * Securing a solid infrastructure * Importance of containment in the data center to lower costs * Analysis: Staying in an old facility vs. acquiring a new asset * Devising a strategic corporate plan that addresses retired, existing, and new facilities * Analysis of impact of temperature changes in the data centers * How to minimize exposure to market spikes * Having systems in place that allow us to get ahead of the problem before customers even know it happened * Analysis of new and unique cooling strategies