Growing Your Datacenter Without Growing Pains

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET
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  • Carrie Higbie, Global Director for Data Center Solutions and Services at The Siemon Company

What is the best way to ensure your datacenter keeps pace with today's big-data requirements? How can you build a private cloud quickly enough to open a new division? What's the best way to ensure that an acquired company's IT migration happens smoothly?

Join Future Cities and noted IT expert Carrie Higbie at 12:00 p.m. ET on June 11 for this webinar that identifies the fundamental concerns of datacenter scalability while offering a range of approaches to consider in addressing datacenter growth.

You will learn:

  • How to set realistic goals for datacenter growth
  • The best approaches to datacenter expansion or IT migration
  • When to enlist cloud or collocation services


Carrie Higbie, Global Director for Data Center Solutions and Services at The Siemon Company
Carrie Higbie has been involved in the computing and networking industries for over 30 years, and she has participated in the design of numerous datacenters in all tier levels for both end-user and colo/hosted facilities. She currently works with The Siemon Company as the Global Director for Data Center Solutions and Services. Carrie has extensive background in all aspects of networking and application development as a programmer, consultant, project manager, and Fortune 500 executive running datacenters with multimillion-dollar budgets. She is the former President of the BladeSystems Alliance and member of the Board of Directors. She participates in numerous industry panels and groups, and she has affiliations with and/or participates in the following organizations: IEEE, TIA, COMMON, ASHRAE, USGBC, WGBC, ISO, ODCA, GDCA, FCIA, AFCOM, The Uptime Institute, and various consortia for standards acceptance.

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