Will the Cloud Replace the Need for Data Centers (2 Hour PANEL Session)

  • Wednesday, 04/05/2017: 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room: 515A
  • Session Number:  CE3:

Description

Ask most data center builders and many will tell you data center builds are declining. Are Cloud providers replacing Data Centers, Collocations and employees managing them. Or is this perception and hype from Cloud providers. Or is virtualization reducing the need for new data centers. Hear end users and industry experts voice opinions and statistics supporting what they believe is the future and why.

Learning Objectives

1. Reasons why data centers will be still needed.
2. Reasons for Cloud growth and why it is here to stay
3. Technologies that will effect growth and reductions of Data Centers and Cloud Offerings

Speakers

Mike Andrea

Director
Strategic Directions
Panelist

Jeff Bender

Senior Director of Sales, Southwest Region
Equinix Inc
Panelist

Rodney Nelson

Data Center Lead Information Systems & Technology (IST)
ESRI
Panelist

David Nuss

CIO
Cresa
Presenter

John Parker

Disaster Recovery and Global Data Center Operations Management
ESRI
Panelist

Jason Shepard

Managing Principal
Cresa MCS
Moderator