Google, Microsoft, Facebook presenting at 7x24 Exchange Nov 2012

The 7x24 Exchange Conference has announced their agenda and two people who I have had on 7x24 panels are presenting on their own this next conference, Microsoft's Amaya Souarez and Google's Joe Kava.

One of the reasons I enjoy the 7x24 Exchange conference is how people who have something good to say can get a speaking spot without a sponsorship package.  


Monday Amaya Souarez is presenting on Capacity Planning.

1:30 P.M.
Microsoft: DC Capacity Planning - From Rack to Future Market

Capacity Planning for Data Centers is a uniquely challenging adventure, and is not a one size fits all problem. All data center owners, hosting providers and business strategy planners are at some point in time dealing with a capacity planning issue. The complexity of managing capacity is particularly accelerated in the online services industry, due to rapidly changing market requirements.

Amaya Souarez
Director, DC Strategy & Automation

Tues Joe Kava is Keynoting with some new material never presented to the public.

9:00 A.M.
Google Data Centers: A Behind the Scenes Look at Infrastructure and Innovations

Google's data center practice helped develop the company's competitive edge for online services and products. Now, nearly seven years after the first data center went into production, there is an ever increasing need to be creative in order to drive efficiency and minimize the impact on the planet. This presentation hopes to uncover some of Google's early day decisions, why they were made and how those decisions led to future innovation. Take a virtual tour with us of our facilities and join the discussion of what challenges we all face in the industry.

Joe Kava
Senior Director
Google Data Centers

Weds Facebook is presenting data on their operations in humid climates.

10:15 A.M.
Facebook OCP: Operation in Humid Climate & DC Reliability Calculations

Facebook has completed the of construction of custom greenfield datacenters in Prineville, OR, and Forest City, NC, and is currently constructing in Lulea, Sweden. Previously, Facebook leased datacenter capacity, as is typical for Internet startups. As demand continued to grow, it was clear that Facebook would reach a scale where design and construction of a customized site would be beneficial. Control of the application, the server configurations, and the datacenter design would allow for customization beyond what is typical industry practice. The following Open Compute Project technologies and topics will be discussed ( quick review of design; operational data in east coast datacenter humid climate; review of our reliability calculations.

Paul Hsu, P.E.
Datacenter Electrical Engineer

Dan Lee. P.E.
Datacenter Mechanical Engineer