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Data Centre Costs Benchmarked in Seminar for Enterprise Users


London, 22 February 2006 – A new seminar has been designed to demystify data centres and support executives who manage the in-house data centre function or outsourced relationship, or, are in the process of evaluating the cost and benefits of data centres to manage costs, implement best practice and prepare for the onset of next gen computing.

The Demystifying Data Centres Seminar, is being held as part of the Data Centres Europe 2006 event ( taking place in London March 21-23 2006.

The seminar is divided into two parts: the morning session will focus on the development of a Data Centre business case and the key metrics associated with capacity management and current portfolio utilisation and will include case examples. Within the context of current industry trends, drivers and players, the seminar will address the critical planning data and high level metrics for successful data centre acquisition. The seminar leaders are Ashley Davis, Managing Director JPMorgan Chase and Adam Tamburini, Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor, Pioneer Technology Solutions.

The second part of the seminar in the afternoon assesses designing, implementing and managing next generation computing and networking architectures for data centres. Key topics in this session include: designing next generation and networking architectures; integrating service-orientated architectures with grid computing and cluster technologies; architecting for blade servers and networks and storage strategies. The second session is led by Hugh Lang, Director of UK Operations, Acumen Solutions UK Ltd with Nick Simms, Managing Consultant, Cornwood Consulting and Shahin Khan, Chief Marketing Officer, Azul Systems UK Ltd.

“The seminar has been initially designed by an industry steering group, recognising a need in the market from managers of data centre projects,” commented Nicola Hayes, vice president at BroadGroup, the consultancy and producer of the event. “What we are seeing now, is a palpable response to this very focused seminar, which is being provided by some of the foremost experts in the market.”

The seminar which can be accessed separately or as part of the Data Centres event, will be held on 21st March in central London. IX Europe, will be hosting a reception at the end of the seminar.

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