13th Annual Data Center Summit
DATA CENTERS ARE THE CORE INFRASTRUCTURE ON WHICH THE DIGITAL ECONOMY RUNS
The digital economy is seeing more people connected throughout the Asia Pacific region, with an expected smartphone penetration of 66% by 2020. The proliferation of rich media and digital solutions has resulted in a sharp growth in the amount of data generated, consumed, stored and transferred.
As Singapore journeys to a Smart Nation, it will require more uses of and reliance on data centers for areas such as cloud services, data analytics and the Internet of Things.
Currently Singapore has the largest data center market in APAC, owing to several attributes like advantageous geographic location, safe and dynamic business environment, stable power supply, and support from the government.
To retain its position as the premium hub for data centers in Asia, authorities are developing new technologies and standards that allow service providers to operate advanced data centers. In addition, the government has invested in the establishment of a Data Center Park (DCP) with an estimated rackable space of 105,000 square meters, to attract enterprises to set up their data center operations in Singapore.
But in spite of concerted efforts by regulators, developers and asset owners, challenges for the industry still remain. High property prices, space constraints, concern on cybersecurity to cater to the data center industry growth are just a few of them.
Networkworld Asia’s premium annual event Data Center Summit in August 2017 will bring together 180+ senior executives from major data center service buyers from enterprises, government departments and BFSI industry - to discuss their data consumption strategies, data center design and architecture, cloud storage procuring patterns, and other challenges such as cybersecurity and colocation.
Themed “Towards Automated and Intelligent Interconnections” this year’s Summit will highlight presentations, case studies and panel discussions on THREE key themes:
1. INTELLIGENT DATA CENTERS – ENGINES FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
2. SMART CONNECTIVITY, PLATFORMS AND SECURITY
3. ROAD AHEAD - MEGA VS EDGE DATA CENTERS
Who should attend
Technology and business leaders with a need to use data centers or cloud-based data center services in their management of business operations, process, people and customers; CXOs, technology and business leaders; heads of data center IT operations; and facility managers.
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME REMARKS
INTELLIGENT DATA CENTERS – ENGINES FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
OPENING KEYNOTE: BUILDING SMART CITIES ON INTELLIGENT INTERCONNECTIONS, AUTOMATION AND UNITY OF VISION
The Asia Pacific region has the potential to fuel the next frontier of growth for both cloud and data center services. Singapore‘s data center industry accounts for over 60% of the region’s market and leads Southeast Asia as a data center hub. The pace of adoption and maturity is accelerating throughout the region, although navigating the fragmented Asian landscape has proven to be challenging for many enterprises and service providers. This session will be looking at the latest policies and plans in the data center environment.
KEYNOTE SESSION: MOVING TOWARDS VIRTUALIZATION AND CLOUD RESOURCES: WHY NEXT-GENERATION DATA CENTERS ARE CRITICAL BUSINESS GROWTH DRIVERS IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
No matter if it is the simplest infrastructure choices, to designing solutions for mobility and hybrid cloud, there’s always an opportunity to align these discussions with a plan for the Next-Generation Data Center. Businesses operating in a hybrid environment are concentrating on small localized data centers, users are demanding a continuous flow of information to any device, anytime and anywhere. In order to handle the growing traffic deluge, data centers need to leverage open infrastructure, software-defined technologies, and automation.
MORNING REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
SMART CONNECTIVITY, PLATFORMS AND SECURITY
SPONSOR SESSION: WHY IT MAKES BUSINESS SENSE TO ADOPT HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE (HCI)
Hyper-converged infrastructure acts as a life saver in evaluating a strong, efficient and cost-saving technology. Hyper-converged systems provide the ideal means of getting up and running quickly, causing minimum stress to IT staff and resources. If an organization wants to experiment with or deploy software-defined private clouds or a virtual desktop infrastructure, hyper-converged facility is the right facility. But the question will be what is needed for companies that are keen in deploying hyper-converged infrastructures? Will this be applicable to all the companies or are these limitations?
- Accommodating to clouds and converged appliances (integrated units designed without HCI’s software-defined orientation)
- Looking for the right application that can best support a hyper-converged solution
- Eliminating performance bottlenecks with the right HCI that can optimize available IT resources
EXECUTIVE DISCUSSION: RETHINKING DATA CENTER ARCHITECTURE TO HARNESS THE POWER OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)
The IoT revolution isn’t just going to change applications and endpoint devices, it’s also going to significantly change how data centers operate. IoT deployments will generate large quantities of data that need to be processed and analyzed in real time. We will be seeing more adoption of public cloud by enterprises driving complexity for IT departments. With that, the magnitude of network connections and data will push providers in offering an efficient system management platform. Organizations will be forced to aggregate data in multiple distributed mini data centers where initial processing can occur.
- Assessing the way IoT in changing the way data centers are designed, deployed, secured and managed
- Equipping data centers to support large amounts of data outflow
- Data center architecture designing in the areas of port density, access layer uplink bandwidth and true server capacity
SPONSOR SESSION: DELIVERING VISIBILITY FOR COLOCATION AND HOSTING PROVIDERS FOR AN ENHANCED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Providing a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution to tenants is a good example of a value-add offering that yields a competitive edge for colocation providers. As more organizations turn from owning and operating in-house data centers to colocation models, the pressure is on the colocation and hosting providers to enhance their services in striving towards meeting customer needs.
- Transforming the business of colocation operators with the information they need to increase revenue, while reducing the risk of unplanned downtime
- Using data center power and cooling infrastructure in identifying appropriate data points
- Offering customers the opportunity to study and adapt their deployments while being transparent
- Less downtime and SLA compliance
BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH
ENHANCING SECURITY PARAMETERS WITH STRONG ENCRYPTION AND ACCESS CONTROLS FOR EFFECTIVE DATA MANAGEMENT
Convergence of security layers is important in securing data. The cyber wars of today require the convergence of physical infrastructure, networks and software layers enabling dynamic coordination. The increased reliance on mobile devices and increased adoption of IoT require companies to think more holistically about security and focus on end-to-end solutions. There is always a need to have next-generation data center infrastructure that can dynamically adapt to changing requirements.
SPONSOR SESSION: KEEPING ATTACKERS AND INTRUDERS AWAY WITH COST EFFECTIVE DATA CENTER SECURITY MANAGEMENT
With the advent of cloud computing, rich internet applications, service-oriented architectures and virtualization, data center operations are becoming more dynamic. The shift towards a new computing environment adds layers of complexity that have broad implications for how information technology managers secure the components of a data center to protect data from malicious attack or compromise.
- Developing a comprehensive information security management framework for your data center
- What are the main security risks that threaten data center operations?
- Ensuring each element of a data center is secure – the network, applications, desktop and storage
- Managing cybersecurity of data centers in the era of cloud and virtualization
EXECUTIVE DISCUSSION: IS OPEN SOURCE GOOD OR BAD FOR DATA CENTER SECURITY?
Open source seems increasingly likely to penetrate every corner, not just servers and applications, but networking, storage, and more. This session will be looking at the pros and cons of open source framework that can fit together to create a data platform supporting batch and workloads. Open source software is more widely used, because people have realized that it has some major advantages over the commercial software. But the question is will it bring more good than harm.
AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
ROAD AHEAD - MEGA VS EDGE DATA CENTERS
SPONSOR SESSION: EQUIPPING DATA CENTERS TO MEET THE BIG DATA DEMANDS OF THE DIGITAL ERA
- Compute-intensive applications that involve big data and higher-volume and higher-density server configurations methodology
- Using hyperscale server label in customizing data center needs for example wider racks
- Integrating network switches, with virtual or converged clusters using computing and storage blade servers
- What’s the impact on design and construction in the near future?
- What other considerations should we have when planning for future-proofed data centers?
EXECUTIVE DISCUSSION: ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION: WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN DESIGNING AND BUILDING DATA CENTERS OF THE FUTURE?
Mega data centers represent a quantum change in computing. We will see a growing proliferation of these smaller, distributed data centers counter-balancing this model towards consolidation in larger cloud mega data centers. Mega data centers will soon replace enterprise data centers and many cloud hyperscale computing centers that are mired in spending patterns encompassing manual process by implementing automated infrastructure management and automated application integration.
- Edge data centers counter-balancing this model towards consolidation in larger cloud mega data centers
- Mega data centers will soon replace enterprise data centers and many cloud hyperscale computing centers that are mired in spending patterns
- Moving data at the speed of light – Demanding different infrastructure from moving data using existing cabling that is not fiber
- Determining data center requirements on next-generation optical interconnect technologies
CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE
Sponsorship opportunities are available for service providers of
- Business Intelligence / Analytics & Data Management
- IT Security & Risk Management
- Core Banking & IT Transformation
- Customer Relationship Management
- Cloud, Data Centre & Mobility
- Consultancy, BPO, Communication Systems, Recruitment Services
If you are looking to increase your market share, brand awareness or introduce a new product, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact:
Tan May Yee
T: +65 6395 4582
“I found the Data Centre Summit extremely informative. It provided an excellent opportunity to network with peers and professional colleagues from varied industries, and also to listen to their diverse viewpoints and their unique perspectives. I left the summit with a clear vision of a modern Data Center and its significance in a digital enterprise."
“Wonderful mix of end users, providers, and suppliers. The real key to the success of this summit was the presence of CIOs and other IT professionals with real challenges."
"Good content and presenters. I look forward to the next run of Data Centre Summit."
"Good platform for gathering information and sharing experiences. Able to show the new developments in data center/ IT."