IM Local Edition – Monaco
On June 7, 2017 our first European Infrastructure Masons Local Edition Meetup will be held in conjunction with the Datacloud Europe in Monaco. This is a members only event with limited seating.
Welcome and Introduction – What is Infrastructure Masons?
Dean Nelson talks about the vision and mission behind the formation of Infrastructure Masons, the new professional association for builders of the digital age.
Working Session 1 – iMasons in Europe
iMasons was formed in April of 2016 to enable infrastructure professionals to connect, grow and give back. In the first year we established our Member Profile Framework, Local Edition collaboration sessions, Thoughts Publications, and other areas that were important to our members. The initial work was mostly done in the United States but always had a global market in mind. At this working session we will be connecting with our European counterparts. iMasons leaders will introduce the founding principles of this professional association and gather feedback from European professionals.
Dean Nelson (founder Chairman), Oliver Jones (Board Member), and Winston Saunders (Education Committee Chair) will lead the session where members will provide input and guidance on defining the European focus for iMasons.
Working Session 2 – Data Center Performance Index
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 the new Data Center Performance Index (DCPI). This new rating system is targeted at measuring the actual performance of data centers on an annual basis. The Monaco Local Edition will be the fifth members only working session on DCPI. Attendees at the California, Colorado and New York sessions provided excellent input to help fine tune and focus DCPI. Additional sessions are scheduled in Arizona and California before and after the Monaco event.
Online Registration is now open. Seating is limited. You must join the group and compete your profile before being able to attend.
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You can hear a description of the current Membership Framework categories in the DCD interview held at our New York meeting.