TELADATAhas announced that its 2012 Technology Convergence Conference is resuming its highly popular data center monitoring track.

The data center monitoring track will feature a number of panels, end-user case studies and discussions that will highlight and dissect current trends in data center monitoring and facilities operations.  The monitoring track will also provide a detailed overview of energy management objectives and enterprise class requirements.

Zen Kishimoto, principal analyst at AltaTerra Research, will lead a session titled DCIM Tools: Hype vs. Reality that will give a detailed overview of DCIM tools and dispel some myths surrounding particular offerings and techniques. The session’s panelists will include Chuck Rego, chief architect, high density data centers at Intel, Pam Brigham, director, global technology at Equinix and Phil Reese, research computing strategist at Stanford University

Jerry Green, solutions design manager at Cisco, will share insight into smart power distribution units (PDUs). In his discussion titled, What you Don’t Know (But Need To!) About Smart PDUs, Green will discuss Cisco’s four-year process of discovery, program development and deployment of smart PDUs in its lab environment. This session will reveal challenges encountered, lessons learned and benefits accrued, and will explore some of the nuances and finer points of a PDU program.

Val Sokolov, engineering lab services at Brocade Communications, Inc., will host a panel discussion titled Enterprise Class Energy Monitoring: Data Collection Engine for Enterprise Trending and AnalysisThis insightful discussion will explore the process of requirements definition and analysis relating to scalability and the support of multi-vendor and open systems. 

Corban Lester, program development manager at Lockheed Martin, will discuss improving efficiency and cutting costs in a presentation titled Reclaiming Stranded Capacity through Integrated IT and Facilities Management.

“There are a lot of variables in data-center and facilities monitoring,” said Wade Wilson, monitoring practice group manager at TELADATA. “This track breaks down system complexities so that monitoring systems can be used to their fullest potential.  It’s a forum that’s unique to the TCC.”

TELADATA’s Technology Convergence Conference focuses on providing an environment where IT, facilities and telecommunications professionals can assemble to exchange ideas and best practices relating to the latest technologies in data centers, telecommunications, building management systems, audio-visual systems and networking. Expert speakers and resources offer delegates critical information and in-the-trenches tactics to deal effectively with key issues affecting facilities and data centers.

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