DCD Dallas draws together senior decision makers from the world of colocation, cloud and telco data centers to discuss how the next generation of infrastructure-as-a-service will be designed, built and interconnected.
Meet Alan Howard and Lucas Beran, principal analysts with IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of Informa Tech, at DCD Dallas, and plan on attending these sessions:
- "Everything’s bigger in Texas; how are hyperscale demands impacting campus design and facility readiness?", a panel discussion including Alan Howard, October 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
The advent of double-digit MW absorption by hyperscalers coupled with the rise and rise of edge computing is dramatically transforming the landscape of campus build, operating and pricing models. Additionally, one of the more pressing problems facing the industry today is how to stay ahead of increasing power demands from artificial intelligence and networking as data generation and demand for latency grows exponentially. Our panel of hyperscale campus operators housing the world's largest and latency-sensitive workloads will showcase how their business has adapted core design and build principals in a bid to keep pace with unrelenting technological change.
- "Building at scale and speed: Is modular construction key to keeping pace with the age of ubiquitous computing?", a panel discussion including Lucas Beran, October 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
The market drivers and societal trends of digital everything, everywhere, anytime, combined with upward economic mobility and the global shift in the workforce from skilled crafts and trades to knowledge-based and e-commerce-centric, are placing diametrically opposing forces upon the data center community. We need to design, build, deploy, and operate more complex mission-critical infrastructure than ever before with an ever-shrinking pool of skilled, experienced, and properly trained talent leading to a renewed belief in the promise of prefabricated, factory-built structures in streamlining planning, slashing construction time and capital expenditure. Our panelists will outline how they are getting to grips with the customization vs. standardization debate, increasing construction efficiency without ‘cutting corners’.
Speakers and Attendees
Principal Analyst, Cloud and Data Center, IHS MarkitAlan Howard is a principal analyst in the Cloud and Data Center research practice at IHS Markit, focusing on cloud services, colocation and multi-tenant data centers.
Principal Analyst, Cloud and Data Center, IHS MarkitLucas Beran is a principal analyst in the Cloud and Data Center Research practice at IHS Markit in Austin, Texas.