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Monday, March 12
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   206AB
  • Session Number:  IT1
  • Monday, March 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
As the principal engineer on a private cloud service for a Fortune 100, I've learned a lot of things over the last eight years. Despite what the doomsayers might proclaim, private cloud still makes sense for certain use cases and it will for the foreseeable future. Join me for an...
Speaker
Joel Sprague

Principal Systems Engineer
General Dynamics Information Technology
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Monday, March 12
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

  • Room:   206AB
  • Session Number:  IT7
  • Monday, March 12, 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
The pressure on IT departments to deliver services to internal customers is considerably higher today as public cloud vendors are able to operate on a massive scale, forcing CIOs to challenge their own staff to raise the bar in data center operation. Of course, enterprise IT departments don't have the...
Speaker
Mr  Rob Hirschfeld

CEO and Founder
RackN
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Monday, March 12
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

  • Room:   206AB
  • Session Number:  MDCS1
  • Monday, March 12, 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
Operating in colocation facilities is not a “new” concept by any means. Colo services have been viable options for companies for more than a decade. However, what is new is the rate of acceleration that organizations are moving their production and data redundancy to colo. While moving to colo is...
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Tim Kittila

Director of the Data Center Practice
Parallel Technologies
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Tuesday, March 13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   006CD
  • Session Number:  MDCS6
  • Tuesday, March 13, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Northern Virginia is the #1 data center market in the world. It is larger than any other country market and twice as large as any other U.S. market. What made Data Center Alley into an industry leader and what does it mean for other companies in the data center space?
Speakers
Mr.  Allen Tucker

Allen Tucker
JLL
Panelist

Buddy Rizer

Executive Director of Economic Development
Loudoun County, Virginia
Moderator

James Leach

Vice President, Marketing
RagingWire Data Centers, Inc.
Panelist

Josh Timberlake

Global Infrastructure, Data Center Site Selection
Google
Panelist

Stan Blackwell

Director, Customer Solutions & Strategic Partnerships
Dominion Energy
Panelist

Vinay Nagpal

Vice President, Product Management
Digital Realty
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Tuesday, March 13
12:40 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room:   006CD
  • Session Number:  MDCS7
  • Tuesday, March 13, 12:40 PM - 1:40 PM
We’d like to take everyone on a journey through our real-world experience of moving our game services to a new Co-Location. We started from scratch and redefined how we were going to build our next gen Data Centers.
Speakers
David Wareham

Sr. Data Center Administrator
Blizzard Entertainment
Speaker

Mr.  John Robertson

Data Center Manager, IT - Infrastructure Engineering
Blizzard Entertainment
Panelist

Tyler Reymer

Data Center Administrator, IT - Infrastructure Engineering
Blizzard Entertainment
Panelist

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Wednesday, March 14
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

  • Room:   206AB
  • Session Number:  IT6
  • Wednesday, March 14, 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Understanding workload attributes (performance, security, integration, and data volume) are critical in cloud provisioning, but what are key to your decision-making and scheduling? Cloud technologies improve time to market, lowering operational and capital expenditures, and provide an ability to dynamically adjust provisioning to meet changing needs globally. Unfortunately, the term...
Speaker
Mr  George Clement

Senior Application Engineer
Intel
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Thursday, March 15
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

  • Room:   206AB
  • Session Number:  MDCS4
  • Thursday, March 15, 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
In the US Marine Corps Reserve, a very large amount of planning and coordination is required for successful military training weekends. In the capital markets datacenter infrastructure community, similar planning and coordination is required for successful technology migration weekends at low-latency colocations. This session will cover applying some of the...
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Mr.  Thomas Costello

Network & Systems Technician
XR Trading LLC
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