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Denver Data Center Decisions: Build vs. Lease


Join Jeff Gilmer from Excipio and Rabin Mahanty from H5 for breakfast and discuss the changing landscape of the data center. This workshop focuses on the increasing number of potential solutions, how to determine which is best for your organization, and a roundtable discussion on the pros and cons of each.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn to accurately assess your organization’s future data center strategy
  2. Analyze options such as a long-term commitment to building a data center vs. utilizing a hosted facility
  3. Learn how to adequately plan for data center capacity
  4. Common issues consolidating servers, storage and power requirements

Your Host:

Excipio has worked with hundreds of organizations, assessing their unique requirements and capabilities to create comprehensive, successful strategies. Excipio is vendor-neutral and known for providing trustworthy and objective recommendations.

H5 Data Centers is one of the nation’s premier, privately owned data center and IT infrastructure providers with facilities across the US. H5 prides itself on being flexible and creative around meeting client’s IT infrastructure goals

Date: 1/31/2019

Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 9:00 AM

Address: H5 Facility 5350 S Valentia Way


Denver Area Holiday Meet and Greet

Happy Holidays!

Feast, drink, be merry, network, and discuss your experience around data center decisions. Discover opportunities fellow IT leaders forecast on the new year’s horizon.

The event will be co-hosted by H5, a leading DC wholesale space provider; and Excipio Consulting, a Gartner recognized thought leader in the DC migration strategy business.

A very brief overview of both companies capabilities to help optimize your DC spend, utilization and future options (20 minutes) with a focus on Holiday spirit and networking.

Date: 12/06/2018

Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM

Address: H5 Facility 5350 S Valentia Way

Presented by:
Excipio Consulting and H5 Data Centers



Is Your Facility Prepared for an Outage?

Join Excipio at Denver’s ChopHouse & Brewery on Nov 15th for a thought-leading lunch-and-learn around disaster recovery.

Goals of this meeting include:

  1. Identify differences between emergency management, business continuance, and a disaster recovery plan
  2. Understand the steps to creating a successful recovery plan
  3. Learn how to prioritize the recovery of an organization’s services
  4. Understand what is required to recover those services including facilities, IT, financial and resources
  5. Know what to expect in the event of a disaster

Date: 11/15/2018

Start Time: Noon
End Time: 1:00 PM

Address: ChopHouse & Brewery | 1735 19th Street | Denver, CO 80202

Presented by:
Excipio Consulting


Critical Facility Summit

Topic 1: Regulatory and Compliance Impacts on the Data Center

Date: 10/15/2018

Start Time: 3:30:00 PM
End Time:4:30:00 PM

Room Number: 101B



Topic 2: Critical Facility Disaster Recovery

Date: 10/16/2018

Start Time: 2:15:00 PM
End Time:3:15:00 PM

Room Number: 102A



Cloud Strategy Discussion

Steps to the Cloud

  1. What services does your organization provide?​
  2. What applications support those services?​
  3. What are the interdependencies of the applications?​
  4. What infrastructure supports those applications?​
  5. What is required for the network?​​
  6. Do the disaster recovery and redundancy methods established provide recoverability to match the business requirements?​

Date: 09/20/2018

Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: Noon

Address: 3 Park Plaza #1600, Irvine CA

Presented by:
Lumen21 and Excipio Consulting


Disaster Recovery and Millennial Talent

Organizations today have several hurdles to overcome, two of which should not be taken lightly, having a disaster recovery strategy and recruiting the best talent to keep you innovating in the digital economy. Join us for a two part discussion led by Jeff Gilmer from Excipio on how to prepare for the worst with your disaster recovery plan and Ken Harper from Ensono on how to hire the next generation of talented mainframe stewards.

Date: 08/14/2018

Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM

Address: Flexential Minneapolis Facility, 3500 Lyman Blvd, Chaska, Minnesota

Presented by:
Flexential, Ensono and Excipio Consulting

For more information: Contact Meghan Niven at mniven@excipio.net

QTS Chicago Lunch Tour: Cloud 101

Join QTS and Excipio for a private seminar on today’s issues related to understanding the methodology to making a proper cloud strategy.  During the event, network with local professionals and discuss the benefits and capabilities surrounding the cloud. At this event, Jeff Gilmer, a well-known national speaker on data centers and the cloud, present some key findings, strategies and options for identifying your options and strategies to making a cloud decision. Don’t miss this opportunity to get answers to all your cloud questions from leading industry experts. RSVP today to reserve your spot!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get answers to questions like: 

  • What should be included in a cloud strategy?
  • Can I really close my data center and move everything to the cloud?
  • How do I make sure all the components for a cloud solution have been evaluated before making a cloud decision?
  • Is cloud really what the vendors are describing?

Date: 03/06/2018

Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM

Presented by:
QTS and Excipio Consulting



March 7th AFCOM Panel Event

Questions to be discussed include:

  • With cloud usage increasing every day, what specific impacts do you see for the average organization? What aspect of local data centers will be most important to manage moving forward?
  • With what we know of how things have already started to shift, how much and what types of workloads do you expect to see moved to the cloud vs. remaining on-prem in the next 2-3 years?
  • Compute is popular to move into the cloud but what about storage and the impact on networking?
  • Content availability and distribution is becoming extremely important. How do you see this changing the shape of local data centers (E.G. edge distribution data centers focused on caching and delivering content)?
  • Does the size/scope of local/regional data centers change and if so what techniques for critical power and/or cooling are becoming prevalent based on that scope?
  • Cloud computing is driving advances in AI and automation. What positive and/or negative effects and trends do we see in local data centers from these techniques in products like:
    •  DCIM/Monitoring?
    • Software Defined Networking?

Date: 03/07/2018

Location: Northwestern Mutual Tower 805 E Mason St Milwaukee, WI 53202 
Start Time: 12:00 PM

End Time: 4:00 PM

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Critical Facilities Summit: The IT-FM Connection

This session will offer real-world examples that demonstrate how changes in IT equipment, cloud computing, density, and rack space must be met with accurate changes in cooling, power and space by the facility management. Attendees will review case studies highlighting what can go wrong when IT and data center facility management do not work together, learn which areas of IT actually do–and do not–impact the data center, and what should be included in a cloud strategy.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify who needs to be involved to understand the effects of change in the facility
2. Understand what information is needed by data center facility management
3. Learn how to prepare for the challenges and interdependencies both sides face
4. Review best practices to communicate risks and develop efficient plans

Date: 10/25/2017

Start Time: 2:15 PM
End Time: 3:15 PM

Presented by:
Critical Facilities Summit




Critical Facilities Summit: Can We Talk? What FM Team Should Know About IT (and Vice Versa

Conflict continues to persist between IT and FM departments, and it goes both ways: IT teams don’t loop FM teams into their plans, and FM doesn’t include IT in theirs. This panel features representatives from both departments in a discussion about what each side should know about the other, and how they can better collaborate on everything from new equipment installations, changes in capacity, the transition to cloud or colo, equipment maintenance, scheduled (and unscheduled) downtime, and energy efficiency initiatives.

Date: 10/25/2017

Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 9:45 AM

Presented by:
Critical Facilities Summit




Build vs. Buy: Determining your Data Center Future

cloud network conceptJoin Jeff Gilmer in a thought leading discussion regarding the changing landscape of the data center, do we build or do we buy? It seems like a never ending question and with the increasing number of potential solutions in the data center area, how do you even begin to determine what is right for your organization. There are so many options related to the data center facilities, which can create a confusing situation for those who are faced with the decision on how to manage their data center environment. The workshop will focus on many of these options, and discuss the pros and cons of each.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to accurately assess an organization’s future data center strategy
2. Analyze options such as a long-term commitment to building a data center versus utilizing a current hosted facility
3. Learn how to adequately plan for data center capacity
4. Discuss common issues with consolidating servers, storage equipment and power needs and limitations


Date: 10/3/2016

Start Time: 12:00:00 PM End Time: 2:30:00 PM

Presented by: Jeff Gilmer Senior Partner Excipio Consulting

Room Number: 203A

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1