CAPRE’s Sixth Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit

Sep 12, 2018


Sep 12, 2018
6:00 am -

Exhibitor Set-Up

7:45 am - 8:45 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Opening Rmearks

Hear from:
* Brian Klebash, President & Founder, CAPRE’s International Data Center Series

9:00 am - 10:00 am

REIT Analysts' Outlook: Hyperscale, Traditional and Edge Data Centers Against the Backdrop of Evolving Services Landscape

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Headwinds or Tailwinds: As interest rates continue to rise, what types of investors will stand to benefit?
* The next chapter of the digital wave
* What is the state of colocation today and where is it headed?
* How has complexity of colocation changed?
* As the hybrid model has taken root, and cloud has become more mainstream of usage, what are the current and future implication of the IP infrastructure for enterprise? How are people getting to cloud?
* Who is best positioned now and in the future?

Hear from:
* Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
* Sami Badri, Senior Analyst, Credit Suisse
* Robert Gutman, Director, Communications Infrastructure and Telecom Services Equity Research Guggenheim Securities, LLC

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Market 360: What Firms are Actively Developing, Investing & Why?

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Describing the changing nature of demand: “Super wholesale” vs colo
* Is there too much capital entering the space and not enough opportunity?
* Analysis of demand levels for IT service provider vs. infrastructure provider
* On the horizon: How are providers preparing for a greater concentration of data and greater protection of data?
* Is there a need to grow vertical?
* What impact will data center industry consolidation have on firms’ valuations in 2018?
* What is the impact of new players?
* The impact of hyperscale development: Design and construction of today’s data center
* What is the most significant obstacle to a data center operator over the next 12 month?
* How are enterprise end-users making decision about where to locate their data in 2018?

Hear from:
* Christof Hammerli, Digital Infrastructure, Landmark Dividend LLC
* Clinton Karcher, Principal, SDC Capital Partners
* Lee Kestler, Chief Commercial Officer, Vantage Data Centers
* James Leach, Vice President Marketing, RagingWire Data Centers
* Chris Moon, Managing Director – Technology & Telecom Banking, ING

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Networking Break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

** Concurrent Panels **

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Track A: Hybrid Cloud Enablement: Solving the Business Challenges Facing Operators and Users

Formidable business challenges stand between the promises of hybrid cloud and the reality of day-two operations. These challenges include accurate and reliable service sourcing strategies, facilitating SLA and other contract terms at the level of speed and convenience expected in a cloud-first world, and holistic administration of infrastructure resources once you’re in production.
These challenges not only impact both data center operators and the enterprise users they serve, but also threaten to restrain the growth and eventual success of hybrid cloud as a business strategy.
Proposed Discussion Points:
* When conceiving a hybrid model, what is the differentiator or set of differentiators that you’re looking for a customer? As a provider what are are differentiators you can provide?
* What aspects about servers should the service providers look at?
* Compliance and security: Much higher awareness, look at capabilities.
* Physical server security: Can you go in and make change?
* Enterprise field: East-West visibility.
* Cloud services providers asking for capability.
* Creating baseline for different environments
* Public cloud vs private cloud
* What are the key aspects the client is looking for in application?
* Analysis of business challenges
* Strategies to address challenges
* Pitfalls along the way to encountering success

Hear from:
* Gabe Cole, Chief Technologist, Strongbow Consulting Group
* Chris Coleman, Vice President – Enterprise Sector, Digital Realty

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Track B: Life on The Edge: The Advent of 5G, Micro Data Centers & Evolution of the Next Generation: Will the Edge "Eat" the Cloud?

Proposed Discussion Points:
* How will new wireless services achieve new services?
* How will networks/compute infrastructure be reconfigured?
* What is most critical issues in the industry over the next year to move to edge?
* How are current providers modifying strategies to accommodate needs of end users?
* What are customers doing differently now to take advantage of the edge resources to them?
* Optimization of ecosystem in response to the edge
* WAN optimization / Improving latency
* 50% of data is expected to go to the edge. How is this trend expected to drive the change for the architectures of cloud, data centers and server farms from fixed public or private, to a hybrid of public, private, colo, micro and edge data centers?
* How will growth of the edge impact data center infrastructural transparency, visibility and control down to cabinet and shelf levels accuracy?
* On-ramps and fast-connect and their relationship to the edge
* The advent of 5g and micro data centers on cell towers: The next chapter?

Hear from:

* David Hessong, Manager of Global Data Center Market Development, Corning
* Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist, Public Sector, Intel
* Jeffrey Fidacaro, Senior Analyst, 451 Research

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Luncheon Keynote: The State of the Mid-Atlantic Data Center Market

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Will the Mid-Atlantic & Northern Virginia market remain the dominant global data center location?
* Demand overview for Northern Virginia and U.S. markets: Where is demand coming from, and why is it there?
* Leasing activity in 2018: How is the first of 2018 compared to 2017?
* Analysis of top 6 REITs and their national footprints
* Analysis of second and third tier markets
* Analysis of M&A activity in 2018
* What defines “Data Center Alley” vs Mid-Atlantic/Northern Virginia?
* National trends vs. regional trends

Hear from:
* Buddy Rizer, Executive Director – Economic Development, Loudoun County
* Allen Tucker, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

** Concurrent Panels **

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Track A: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin: What are They and How Do They Impact Data Center Design & Construction?

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What do miners do and how do they make money?
* How is blockchain secure?
* What are the different potential users of data center space?
* 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 operators ready for the cryptocurrency mining wave?

Hear From:

*Jeffrey Moerdler, Real Estate and Communications Practices, Mintz Levin

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Track B: Best Practices For Planning And Managing Tenant Fit-Outs In Wholesale And Colocation Data Centers: An Update on Architecture, Design & Engineering Innovations

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What are the key success factors to a smooth and speedy tenant fit-out?
* What metrics are used to track cost and speed in fit-outs?
* What elements of the fit-out process drive customer satisfaction?
* What are best in class tenant fit-out time frames?
* What are pros and cons of a provider versus tenant-managed fit-out?
* From the colo/wholo perspective, is it better to insource the fit-out or seek a turnkey fit-out solution from a third party provider?
* What are the cost and speed advantages of one approach versus the other?
* Does a particular building physical architecture contribute to the speed and cost of the fit-out? For example, does structural ceilings or raised floor designs give advantage?
* What drives cost advantage in material procurement?
* Is material procurement the longest pole in the tent?
* From construction management side: talking about speed, what makes a good fit out, methods and procedures, tenant fit out/colo fit out?
* Respecting existing facilities, what puts clients minds at ease
* Focus on localized cooling, impact on raised floor level, rack design, hot aisle/cold aisle containment
* What are the added efficiencies that you can bring to the table? What can you do with the raised floor to become more efficient?

Hear from:
* Cary Frame, CEO, Polargy
* David Fiedler, Datacenter Operations Design and Build Manager, Dropbox
* Kyle Fredette, Winthrop Resources
* David Hessong, Manager of Global Data Center Market Development, Corning
* Dave Meadows, Director of Industry, Standards and Technology, Stulz

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Track A: Innovations in Hyperscale and Colocation Mid-Atlantic Site Selection: The Impact of Green Energy, Cost of Land and Improvements in Connectivity

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Mid-Atlantic green energy revolution: How is the advent of solar and wind, replacement of coal, changing the state’s energy dynamic for data centers?
* What is Virginia’s timeline for energy independence from coal compared to other states?
* How many different utility providers are in the region, and what are their rates?
* Analysis of reliability of power to mission critical facilities
* Cost of power analysis
* Cost of land: What are the factors at play in land costs? What are the challenges to urban land acquisition?
* Is current connectivity adequate or inadequate?
* Where is dark fiber installed or set to be installed?
* Are there difference trends in site location for hyperscale/cloud vs colo?
* What are the costs of construction and labor compared to other markets?
* What types of incentives are available for developers (i.e. tax abatements/redevelopment incentives)?

Hear from:
* Darren Kelsey, Manager – Data Center Marketing / National Accounts, American Electric Power
* Joseph Suppers, Owner, NodeCom, Inc.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Track B: Data Center Management & Operations: Trends in Power & Cooling

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What do blockchain and cryptocurrencies mean for future data centers? How much more power is needed for mining and also for the Blockchain technology?
* How is crypto-currency mining changing the design and infrastructure landscape of data centers?
* What is typically driving DC modernization and what’s the best way to determine whether to modernize existing, build new or collocate?
* What types of cost-savings strategies can you apply to a new-or-old facility?
* 50% of data is expected to go to the edge. How do you see this demand being serviced by clients and colo providers?
* How will growth of the edge impact data center infrastructural transparency, visibility and control down to cabinet and shelf levels accuracy?
* How can data center owners that may have customers with future AI requirements adapt to “hybrid” (liquid and air based IT) cooling solutions?
* Which AI cooling applications are the fastest, simplest and cost effective, and why?
* What type of cost-saving 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?

Hear from:
* Henry Amistadi, IT and Data Center Analyst, MITRE

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

** Concurrent Panels **

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Track A: Ensuring Cloud Service Readiness & Availability: Maintaining Service Continuity of Computing Storage Platform Services

Proposed Discussion Points:
* How do you assess requirements?
* How do you develop usable service continuity models?
* How do you measure and ensure that you are delivering level of availability per contract?
* Physical data center security and data protection

Hear from:
* Moderator: James Powers, Area Sales Manager – Data Center, Eaton Corporation
* Mark Harris, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Uptime Institute

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Track B: Connectivity in the Mid-Atlantic Markets: Analysis of New Subsea Landings, Latency Challenges and Innovations in Fiber

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What is volume of capacity on subsea cables?
* What do people want to do with cables when they hit shore?
* Where is the data going (or coming) when the cables hit shore?
* How welcoming is state of Oregon for new subsea cables?
* Describing current subsea infrastructure in Portland
* What are the unique opportunities for an Asian cable company?
* How will blockchain change demand for connectivity and power in Oregon?
* How will Portland be positioned as a leader in intercontinental connectivity going forward?
* What are the unique challenges?
* Analysis of connectivity and latency challenges from Portland to Seattle
* Innovations in fiber: What innovations might we expect that will improve latency?

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Keynote: JP Morgan Chase Case Study "Energy, Environment, Innovation"

Hear from:
* Bill McHenry, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Post-Event Networking & Reception