CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Greater New York Data Center Summit

Apr 5, 2018


Apr 5, 2017
6:00 am - 7:46 am

Exhibitor Set-Up

7:45 am - 8:45 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:45 am - 8:50 am

Opening Remarks

Hear from:
* Brian Klebash, Founder & President, CAPRE

8:50 am - 9:20 am

Morning Keynote Presentation: Greater New York Demand-Supply in the Face of Growing Regional U.S. Markets

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Analysis of the growth outlook of the colocation/multi-tenant data center market through 2021 and the supporting growth behind it, including revenues, market size, contracted power loads, and other key data points
* Focus on key enablers, increasing the demand for colocation capacity from all technology constituents, including: 1) The acceleration of Cloud On-Ramp Deployments (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Azure Stacks), 2) the rise of Software Defined Networking fabrics (Megaport, PacketFabric, Console Connect), and 3) Increased magnitude of strategic partnerships (CyrusOne-GDS, Equinix-Verizon, QTS Realty-Amazon Web Services, Digital Realty-Mitsubishi, etc.)
* The significance of Interconnection and/why this business segment is performing so well in today’s current landscape

9:20 am - 10:20 am

Greater New York Data Center Market 360: From Manhattan to Orange County, What Firms are Actively Developing, Investing & Why?

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What impact will consolidation have on valuations in 2018?
* Evolution of the New York data center market: What is the impact of new players?
* The impact of hyperscale development: Design and construction of today’s data center
* Overlap between data centres and wireless industry, and impact of the edge: How is this trend playing out?
* What may change over the next 12 months?
* Server huggers: Are enterprise users still choosing to be near their data center?
* Are rents, revenues and margins increasing or decreasing and why?

Hear from:
* Moderator: Miles Loo, Jr., Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory, Data Center Consulting Group, Newmark Knight Frank
* Sean Brady, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
* Jack Funchion, Director – Northeast, Digital Realty Trust
* James Leach, Vice President Marketing, RagingWire Data Centers

10:20 am - 10:50 am

Networking Break

10:50 am - 11:30 am

How to Mitigate Third-Party Risk in the Data Center Supply Chain

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Cybersecurity threats as infrastructure becomes more vulnerable
* Risk with power plant hacking; what it means for power generation
* How are you vendors protecting their infrastructure?
* How do you validate the equipment you get from other vendors?
* Critical infrastructure being vulnerable
* Different industrial systems that have happened; additional attacks
* What was theorized has become reality: Your business is vulnerable and something can happen.
* Should data center providers be regulated by State and Federal agencies as critical infrastructure providers, similar to regulation of power companies?
* How are different data center providers dealing with the fact that they are critical to their customers, much like a power plant?

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Blockchain & Data Centres: How Blockchain and Digital Currencies are transforming data centers architecture, Design & Development and Cloud Platforms

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What does Blockchain and cryptocurrencies mean for future data centers?
* Hundreds of coins have collectively raised more than a billion dollars to fund decentralized cloud storage, digital advertising that will help anchor the web’s next evolution in funding businesses and services that will deliver more value to users and will be less dependent on middlemen. How is this changing how datacenters will be used, designed and developed?
* Longer term there is expected to be a paradigmatic shift using Blockchain’s accounting innovation on multiple industries and businesses that are all looking to trim costs, share and secure information more efficiently and role out new products faster. What are some examples that companies are working on and how is this changing data centers and cloud platforms?
* Have data centers transitioned from the current 3-level tree network architectures to a spine-and-leaf network architecture to accommodate blockchain systems and increasing data processing demands?
* Are Chicago operators ready for the cryptocurrency mining wave?

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Data Center Management & Operations: New Strategies for Reducing Cost Without Increasing Risk

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What types of cost-savings strategies can you apply to a new-or-old facility?
* Importance of containment in the data center to lower costs
* Devising a strategic corporate plan that addresses retired, existing, and new facilities
* Having systems in place that allow us to get ahead of the problem before customers even know it happened
* Power & Green: Are data centers using solar or wind to offset the high power usage?
* What types of new technologies in the green energy space are you using for your data centers (i.e. outside wind cooling in north, solar panels, wind plants)?
* Cooling strategies: What are the latest technologies that you are using (i.e. water/cooling)?
* From a strategic standpoint, how are you using cooling technologies to reduce costs?
* What types of cost-savings strategies can you apply to a new-or-old facility?
* Connectivity to the public cloud: How the technologies are changing so that you can see in one pain of glass both workloads (hybrid-managed) or on-premise?
* War stories of running a data center
* Redundancy & UPS strategies relating to fire hazards and earthquakes: What every owner should know
* Innovation and making the data center structures smarter
* Securing a solid infrastructure
* Importance of containment in the data center to lower costs
* 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
* What will change the most in terms of operating a data center over the next 12 months? What would you like to see changed?

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

The End-User Approach to On-Prem, Hybrid, the Cloud, and Tomorrow’s Compute Needs and Initiatives

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Economics of the cloud: What are the capabilities in the cloud?
* Workload application: What goes where? What should go to Amazon, Google or remain on premise?
* What are Google and Amazon offering to clients that might not be offered on premise?
* Agility of the cloud coupled with tools: How are cloud solutions making the impossible reality?
* Migration to the Cloud: How did end-users get over regulatory and compliance challenges?
* Is cloud security better than on-premise?
* Security, Compliance & Consolidation: The factors affecting big-picture data center decision making
* What aspects of the data center operation can be moved over to the cloud?
* What can you do to move data center growth off site to the cloud?
* Insuring uptime: How are operators finding ways to guarantee uptime?
* Analysis of how end-user firms are approaching the various cloud offerings (public-private-hybrid, etc)
* How are security and compliance issued view from the end user perspective?
* What are issues relative to global data sovereignty?
* How are end-users approaching custom design-build solutions?
* What are the actual war stories of cloud migrations? What went right, wrong, and what did you learn along the way?
* What are the hybrid cloud models that are working in practice in production environments?
* A cultural change for the cloud operations: How do you in the real world operate production systems?
* How do you operate systems that can not go offline?
* The challenge: Getting to understanding differences and different ways of building and operating the infrastructure
* Analysis of different tools for the different types of cloud

Hear from:
* Mike Coleman, VP – Global Data Center Operations, Yahoo

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Artificial Intelligence and the Evolution of Data Centres: THE IMPACT ON DATA CENTRE DEMAND

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What’s the potential benefit of using AI as a customer?
* What the Canadians doing with the strategy for AI technology?
* What are the implications for data center design?
* How will AI change data center development going forward?
* Use cases around networking: AI Implementation
* What type of infrastructure is needed to support AI in the data center?
* What are the business benefit of using AI? Planning, engineering, design validation operations
* AI: the new frontier in data centre optimization (cooling, preventive measures, optimization etc)
* Impact on the industry, change the future of network, how it will impact data centers

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Capital Markets Takeaway: What Types of Debt and Equity Sources will Become More Active in 2018?

Hear from:
* Miles Loo, Jr., Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory, Data Center Consulting Group, Newmark Knight Frank

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Post-Event Networking & Reception