IM Local Edition – Colorado
On March 6th, 2017 we held our first Infrastructure Masons Local Edition Meetup at the Table Mountain Inn, Golden, CO. This members-only event was organized on short notice to take advantage of Dean Nelson’s availability, and still had a good turnout from members of the Denver digital infrastructure community.
The group listened and learned about the Data Center Performance Index (DCPI), and debated the features and merits of the proposed metric. This group reviewed rev 1.1 of the document. Availability, Efficiency and Sustainability elements had been greatly expanded with input from the CA session.
The discussion was vigorous and in depth, and the group decided to stay focused on the DCPI agenda item for the whole meeting.
16 iMasons members attended, including 4 End User members.
IM Fund Contributions:
All proceeds from IM Local Edition meetings is being dedicated to the IM Fund, the charitable arm of the Infrastructure Masons. A contest is being started to see which Local Edition can raise the most money for the IM Fund. Denver starts off with 4 great sponsors kicking in to cover costs, and contributing to the IM Fund.
The IM Fund contributions will be tracked, and at the Fall Leadership Summit, the Local Edition with the highest contribution to the Fund will be given a valuable prize!
DCPI Results Summary:
All the attendees felt the DCPI was valuable and needed in the industry. Suggestions were made around measurement periods, items to measure, and working definitions of availability, efficiency, and sustainability. Some of the suggested clarifications were agreed to be included in a future version of the DCPI paper.
The group agreed that maintenance windows should not be excluded from incident and availability counts. Number of incidents and total down time were both important to attendees, especially the End Users attending. The Availability category was updated to include both incident count and downtime.
“Sustainability” was changed to “Environmental” as a category heading, to more clearly reflect the meaning and breadth of the category.
Version 1.2 of the paper was created and used for the New York Meetup the next week.
Thanks to all who participated and sponsored!
Sponsors for this Meeting:
Raw notes from the session are available in the iMasons’ collaboration system. If you attended a Local Edition session, you should have an account. If you have trouble accessing your collaboration account, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Where DONE is noted, this suggestion has been addressed and potentially incorporated in a more recent version of the DCPI paper.
“Table” refers to the round table number where the group was seated that day.