The Shrinking Data Center:
Your Infrastructure Guide to the Future
Tuesday March 14, 2017
Original Brooklyn’s at Mile High
2644 W Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80204
(across the street from the south parking lot, Sports
Authority Field at Mile High)
3:00 pm Networking (beer and appetizers
included in registration fee of $12)
3:30 pm Speaker
4:30 pm Discussion and networking
5:00 pm Adjourn
In today’s world, the Infrastructure
Demand Response (IDR) approach to the capacity management of
application workloads and physical infrastructure is key to
optimize responsiveness and managing the cost of
infrastructure. For most organizations, there is a mix of
application workloads with variable capacity requirements.
Average workloads consume compute resources in a static and
predictable way and represent the “base load”, these loads
are best managed on the physical premises. Other workloads
will be highly dynamic and therefore peak and valley in
terms of resource consumption, perhaps event driven or based
on seasonality, this is the case when cloud computing
becomes more viable. It is these dynamic workloads that beg
for on-demand or just-in-time infrastructure.
With the modern developments in DCIM
Systems, power, cooling, and modularity the “Build it Big”
mindset is a model of the past for enterprise level
companies. We are now capable of adopting a “Pay as you
Grow” platform that gives infrastructure managers the
flexibility and diversity they need to be successful.
in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Power Engineer during
the ‘90s and his career critical power systems began.
Following a few tours in the Persian Gulf he was honorably
discharged and soon became the Lead Acceptance Field Testing
Engineer in the Silicon Valley during the Dot Com Boom.
Following a time with Cupertino Electric as a Project
Manager where he earned his Professional Engineers License,
Robert moved to Denver and co-founded Critical Facilities
Technology, with him over 21 years of critical power and
cooling experience. He is a published author and has been
awarded by the Uptime Institute for Data Center Design in
Efficiency. A self-professed “Gear Head” he can routinely be
seen wrenching on anything with wheels, engaging in any
number of unlimited hobbies or coaching youth football.