IM Local Edition – Monaco
Welcome and Introduction – What is Infrastructure Masons?
Dean Nelson presented an overview of 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 connected with our European counterparts. iMasons leaders introduced the founding principles of this professional association and gathered feedback from European professionals.
Dean Nelson (founder Chairman), Oliver Jones (Board Member), and Winston Saunders (Education Committee Chair) lead the session for members to 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 lead the working session for members to 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 was 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.
|13:00 – 13:30||Infrastructure Masons Welcome|
|13:30 – 14:30||iMasons in Europe|
|14:45-15:45||Data Center Performance Index|
|15:45 – 17:00||Networking Reception|
Event attendance was exclusive to iMasons members. For details on the membership process, visit our Join webpage.
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