IM Local Edition – Phoenix
Our next Infrastructure Masons Local Edition Meetup will be held on April 27, 2017 from 11am-3pm at Aligned Energy in Phoenix, AZ. This is a members only event and seating is limited.
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Thanks to Aligned Energy, one of our Founding Partners for sponsoring and hosting this event. They will be introducing a new technology to the membership. Stay tuned for more.
Working Session 1 – 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 AZ Local Edition will be the fourth 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.
Working Session 2 – Membership Framework
In April of 2016, we established our membership framework profiling members careers in three categories – Experience, Economics and Stewardship. Each of these are well defined and have been applied to more than 500 of our members, including our most senior members who attended the 2016 Leadership Summit. Our Arizona working session will tackle the fourth membership profile category – Sustainability. How do we quantify the work that our members have done? We need criteria that will apply to all members at all levels.
You can hear a description of the current Membership Framework categories in the DCD interview held at our New York meeting.
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Following the iMasons session, Aligned Data Centers will be hosting a thought leadership panel and open house of their adaptive data center. Dean Nelson will be participating in the panel discussion, The New Digital Economy: The Social & Environmental Impacts on Our Future. All Local Meet Up attendees will be pre-registered to attend the open house event from 4-7pm. Cocktails and horse d’oeuvres will be provided. Additional details about the panel session and open house are available online.