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Data Center Conference -- Infomart, Digital Realty Trust, DataSite, Centurylink/Savvis and Dimension Data: Industry Leadership to Convene for 4th NorCalAnnual Summit

The National Data Center Summit Series is expanding with more valuable market intelligence and networking opportunities in 2015. The nation's premier data center conference series will kick off February 23-25 with The 4th Annual Northern California Data C

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leading data center firms Infomart, Digital Realty Trust, DataSite, Centurylink/Savvis and Dimension Data will participate in high-level panel discussions during The Fourth Annual Northern California Data Center Summit on Februay 23-25.  The summit will feature an opening night reception on February 23, full-day conference on February 24 and operations workshop on February 25. Join the expected 400+ attendees in three days of informational panels and networking.

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"The National Data Center Summit Series presents a great conference, with good attendance and the right people," Frank X. Lukas, Ph.D., Global Chief Technology Officer, Devonshire Investors International

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Featured Panel:  Data Center Operations Workshop at St. Francis Yacht Club: Sessions to focus on compliance and DCIM

* Innovations in cooling strategies: Why is water the Best alternative?
* How important is "compliance" within the product offering?
* What are the hidden costs of compliance and are you/can you be over controlled?
* What are the costs of non-compliance?
* What are some of your most interesting surprises during an audit?
* What is the boundary between the owner and tenant in compliance?
* What does DCIM mean to you?
* What are your tenants' DCIM responsibilities versus the owners, where is the handoff?
* What visibility do you give your tenants to your DCIM information? What do you prefer to keep hidden?
* Where do you see an overlap between Compliance and DCIM?
* Analysis, review and proactive strategies for reducing costs in day-to-day operations – and increasing net revenue
* Disaster recovery and off-site backup protection options
* Analysis of security challenges involving physical brick-and-mortar data center
Hear from:
* Paul DeGroot, Partner & CTO, Naissus Thermal Management Solutions, Inc.
 -- Additional speakers TBA --
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 2015 Northern California Data Center Summit Schedule:

February 23, 5:30pm-8:00pm    Opening Night Reception at Digital Realty 365 Main Street

February 24, 7:00am-5:00pm    Full-Day Conference at St. Francis Yacht Club: Panel sessions to focus on state of the market, new development/site selection, investment, financing, connectivity innovations

February 25, 8:00am-11:30am    Data Center Operations Workshop at St. Francis Yacht Club: Sessions to focus on compliance and DCIM

 Confirmed Speakers (as of February 11):
*    Douglas S. Adams, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, RagingWire
*    Zane Alsabery, President and CEO, Alchemy Communications, Inc.
*    James Alvers, Data Center Design Engineer, Hewlett-Packard
*    Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
*    Stephen I. Berkman, Partner – Real Estate Department, Paul Hastings
*    Smarak Bhuyan, Program Manager, Technical Operations, Global Data Centers, eBay, Inc.
*    Jeff Burges, President & Founder, DataSite
*    Sureel Choksi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Data Centers
*    Paul DeGroot, Partner & CTO, Naissus Thermal Management Solutions, Inc.
*    Townsend Devereux, Partner/Managing Director, DH Capital
*    William F. Dougherty, Executive Director – Data Center Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield
*    Jeff Ferry, Director, Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group
*    Miguel A. Gamiño Jr., CIO & Executive Director of the Department of Technology, City and County of San Francisco
*    Mark Gilbert, Director, Data Center Solutions, COPT
*    Andrew Gold, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Chief Counsel, Infomart Data Centers
*    Tony Greenberg, CEO, RampRate
*    Michael Halaburda, Senior Vice President, CentralColo
*    Peter Harrison, Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder, Colovere
*    Michael Hochanadel, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
*    Paul Hopkins, Regional Vice President, DuPont Fabros Technology
*    Jerry Inguagiato, Senior Vice President, CBRE
*    Rick Juarez, Managing Director, Waller Capital Partners, LLC
*    Douglas Loewe, Vice President International Accounts, interxion
*    Miles Loo, Jr., Executive Director, Valuation & Advisory, Cushman & Wakefield Western, Inc.
*    Frank X. Lukas, Ph.D. Global Chief Technology Officer, Devonshire Investors International
*    David Mace, Director, GI Partners
*    Kelly Morgan, Senior Equity Analyst, 451 Research
*    J. Byrne Murphy, Chairman, DigiPlex Group of Companies
*    Vinay Nagpal, Director, Carrier Relations, DuPont Fabros Technology
*    Sanjay Nayak, SVP of Corporate Development, Pacnet
*    Timothy Nicols, Vice President, RagingWire
*    Ryan Oró, Vice President, General Management – Western Region, Coresite
*    Avner Papouchado, President, Server Farm Realty
*    John Paulsen, Consultant, Digital Realty Trust
*    Chris Pedersen, Global Colocation Specialist, Centurylink/Savvis
*    Jeana Pieralde, Information Security and Compliance Manager, California Water Service Company
*    Adrian Polak, Managing Director, Strattam Capital
*    Dr. Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto
*    Treb Ryan, CBU, Chief Strategy Officer, Dimension Data
*    John Sabey, CEO, Sabey Data Centers
*    John Scanlon, CEO, 365 Data Centers
*    Andrew Schaap, Vice President – Enterprise Federal Sales, Digital Realty Trust
*    Eli D. Scher, Chairman and CEO, New Continuum Holdings Corporation
*    Jonathan Schildkraut, Managing Director, Evercore Partners
*    Brad Smidt, Sr. VP, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
*    John Sheputis, President, Infomart Data Centers
*    Scott Stein, Datacenter End-User Specialist, DTZ
*    Dell Stortroen, CEO, Backbone Cable Inc.
*    Gina Tomlinson, Chief of Technology & Information Services, Overland Storage & Technologies
*    James Tyler, Chief Commercial Officer, TelecityGroup
*    Jon Walton, Chief Information Officer, County of San Mateo

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