Anixter's data center seminar hits the road again

Spanning a geographic region from Atlanta to Vancouver, the seminar will be held in movie theaters and include a panel of subject-matter experts.

This year Anixter is once again taking its seminar focusing on data centerstandards and technologies to movie theaters in major cities in the United States and Canada. Beginning May 24 and wrapping up November 3, Anixter will present ipAssured: Converged Infrastructure Solutions for Data Centers.

Anixter states, "Over the last decade, the transformation of enterprise networks through the innovative use of technology has allowed voice, video and data systems to be seamlessly integrated for improved management and increased cost effectiveness. As network infrastructure systems continue to consolidate into a single Ethernet protocol environment and physical security becomes more crucial to a data center's design, Anixter is continuing the message of optimized, secure and sustainable data centers in 2011 with its seminar series."

The 3.5-hour event will include a movie presentation, a live panel of subject-matter experts, and professional networking opportunities. Among the panelists this year are Chris DiMinico, who contributes to several of the IEEE committees that develop standards related to data center networks and technology; Louis DeFalco, corporate director and officer of safety, security and investigations at retailer ABC; and Ted Behrens, vice president of product management at Chatsworth Products. Other industry and data-center professionals will also join the various panels throughout the tour.

The seminar will follow two scenarios: 1) a data center build from the ground up, and 2) the upgrade of an existing data center. For both situations, the seminar looks at the latest standards and technologies that should be considered when supporting the migration to converged infrastructures. Attention will be paid to energy efficiency and the physical security of the data center facility.

Following is the schedule of dates and cities for the event.

  • May 24 - Atlanta, GA
  • June 9 - New York City
  • June 11 - Minneapolis, MN
  • July 14 - Seattle, WA
  • August 11 - Raleigh, NC
  • September 8 - Washington, DC
  • October 4 - Vancouver, BC
  • October 6 - Calgary, AB
  • October 20 - Dallas, TX
  • November 1 - Chicago, IL
  • November 3 - Denver, CO

In October 2010 Anixter launched its ipAssured for Data Centers program. As we reported at that time, the program addresses multiple subsystems that combine to make the data center its own ecosystem, comprising several systems that interrelate and can affect each other's performance. The ipAssured: Converged Infrastructure Solutions for Data Centers seminar series will address that concept in a live forum.

Attendance at the seminar is free, and attendees are eligible to receive credits toward certain professional accreditations from BICSI. You can register for a seminar here.

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