2018 Data Center Summit


2018 Data Center Summit
Friday, November 2, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

8:00 AM Know your needs before you shop for a data center
• Know your uptime needs before planning against downtime
• Company goals (sustainability, certifications, reductions, acquisitions)
• Why an educated space plan will help sell your site
• How do you fit a Cloud inside a building?
• Physical and network traffic flows in and around the data center
• Could your data center use a tune up instead of buying a new one?

9:00 AM Data Center Efficiency Programs
• What type of investment needs to be made and what is the payback
• How do you determine the best change to make with all the clutter in the marketplace
• What types of changes can I make myself
• How to create opportunities to influence the value of the project  

10:00 AM Break

10:10 AM Key Data Center Decisions: New Construction vs Retrofit vs Colocation
• What is driving the Data Center Industry in Minnesota
• Decision making; New vs Retrofit vs Colocation – Who should the owner engage
• Site selection and why it is unique for Data Centers
• What delivery systems should one consider?  (Plan/Spec; Negotiated; Design Assist; Design Build)
• What are some of the evolving trends in the Data Center market
• What are some of the “Lessons Learned” from past projects

11:05 AM Community Infrastructure
• How can your community prepare for data center developments
• Why should a community attract data centers
• What is driving site location decision point
• How can communities work with the real estate professionals

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

2018 Data Center Summit


  • When

  • Friday, November 2, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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