IM Local Edition – Colorado
On March 6th, 2017 we will hold our first Infrastructure Masons Local Edition Meetup at the Table Mountain Inn at 1310 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO. This is a members only event and limited to the first 100 end user and partner members.
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Working Session – Data Center Performance Rating System
Today’s data center standards do not represent the needs of infrastructure professionals. There is no standard way to objectively evaluate the performance of a data center portfolio including owned and leased locations. To compound this problem, most data center site selection processes are usually based on a checklist written by procurement teams or consultants, not on actual sustained performance of the data center. Members have shared that they contracted “Tier IV” data centers with providers guaranteeing 99.9999% availability, only to have them not meet their SLA. While there were financial penalties in the contracts about not meeting the availability SLA, it was pennies compared to the revenue impact from a single second of power loss. Dean Nelson will lead the working session where members will discuss and debate a new rating system to measure the actual performance of the data center.
Working Session 2 – Technical Infrastructure Resource Gap
The current generation of Infrastructure Masons leaders recognize the immense size and robust growth of this industry can only be sustained by continuing to attract and developing talent across a broad spectrum of necessary skills. Mark Monroe, a member of the IM Education Workgroup, published a new Thoughts Paper on the topic titled, Cornerstones of Infrastructure Masonry. This effort faces two primary challenges; perception and structure. First, the technical infrastructure industry is mostly unknown and not on the radar of students. Second, colleges, universities and certification bodies do not offer comprehensive education and workforce development programs focused on the skills required to enter the technical infrastructure space. Mark Monroe will lead this working session where members will tackle how to address this challenge.
Seating is limited to the first 100 members. You must join the group and compete your profile before attending.
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