6 Oct

Design. Build. Operate

Key topics:


The Chicago Way: Low Latency, Business Performance, Strategic Outsourcing, and IT Optimization

The growth of technology in the Chicago market is creating specific infrastructure and technology demands. Archaic business models have been replaced by technological advancement, thereby causing an increasing demand for more data center and IT mission critical infrastructure. As a result, some unique trends and obstacles have emerged for the end-user community. Issues previously unique only to major corporations are now shared by all end-users, adapting their IT infrastructure to meet growing business demands, take competitive advantage, and meet compliance.

If you face challenges with exchange and trading floor latency, strategic outsourcing and management, virtualization or energy efficiency and cost savings, do not miss the 5th Annual DatacenterDynamics Chicago conference!

DatacenterDynamics Chicago will examine these issues through our traditional 3 themes: Design, Build, Operate- Outsourcing Decisions- IT Optimization. No matter what their role in the data center, attendees will be able to benefit from the insight of some of the world’s industry leading practitioners presenting case studies or technical papers on how to optimize internal and external IT requirements from a facility, IT and business perspective.

Design, Build, Operate

From site selection and construction through to cooling and power availability, and data center automation, Design, Build, Operate sessions at DatacenterDynamics are must attend for any organization intending to build a data center or running existing facilities. 

Not too long ago data center facilities were designed for constant loads and steady availability, now they are dynamic. The transition from single tier, to multi tier to dynamic tier. Application, hardware and physical infrastructure are following this rule: from servers that power down, to distributed applications, even to variable frequency drive fans. DCIM tools hold out the promise of monitoring in an holistic way the IT and facility infrastructure to enable the dynamic data center.   

The focus now is on scalable and modular data center design to reduce energy consumption. DatacenterDynamics  will demonstrate how to plan for and build data centers , taking into account all the component parts and their configuration.

Outsourcing Decisions
Depending on the size of the enterprise, outsourcing is rarely an all or nothing proposition. The challenge for CIOs, CTOs and data center management is to decide what it makes sense to outsource and what is so strategic that you must keep it in house, and how to optimize the management of owned data center infrastructure with capabilities that are in the cloud, at a collocation provider, or with a managed services operation.
Ultimately, the optimal solution for an in-house and outsourced data center services mix is a function of likely utilization rates of servers required to run applications, the capital cost of hardware and infrastructure, and the mission-critical nature of data storage, processing and dissemination. Any decision to outsource will require an analysis of the contractual obligations offered by third party providers in their service level agreements.
IT Optimization   

Enterprises continually need to evaluate their data center requirements and decide on how best to accommodate growth and the changing way in which business operates and uses IT. The efficiency of the facility is only half the equation – optimizing all the systems that run within it is crucial, from processing to storage to network to application.  

Securing improved IT Optimization, for example with virtualization or a private cloud, can help data center and IT management determine the need for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), or Software-as-a-service (SaaS). IT Optimization themed sessions will provide insight on how IT needs drive data center strategy and how best to deliver the required infrastructure.   

Who should attend?


DatacenterDynamics Chicago is specifically designed to fill the knowledge and networking needs for both those responsible for the design, build an operation of IT facilities as well as key IT decision makers responsible for strategic decisions regarding capacity planning and technology investment.

  • Chief Information and Technology Officers
  • Datacenter Facilities Managers and EngineersInformation Technology and Infrastructure Managers
  • Network, Cabling and Communication Engineers and Integrators
  • Architects, Design Build Consultants, and MEP Professionals
  • Datacenter, Commercial Office Space and Operations Staff
  • NOC, SOC and DOC Staff and Managers
  • Server, Storage and Application Administrators
  • C-level executives (Chief Executive Officer / Chief Information Officer / Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer / Chief Technology Officer)
  • Data Centre Managers and Directors
  • Data Centre Project Managers
  • IT DirectorsIT Project Managers
  • Infrastructure Directors
  • IT Consultants
  • Data Centre Consultants
  • Business Analysts
  • Finance Directors & Managers


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