Spring Program 2014

June 3, 2014
7:00 am - 11:00 am

ALL PERSONS MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 27, 2014. 

A data center’s mission should be to create reliability, mitigate risk, and provide uptime for the technology and applications that it enables. Reliability or uptime stems from a combination of many factors.   At the end of the day, the measuring stick for a data center is the number of unplanned downtime events and the track record of continuous uptime it has delivered. 

The key to preventing unplanned outages or downtime in the critical systems infrastructure, specifically, the Electrical and Mechanical (cooling) systems that support the IT equipment and telecommunication areas in a data center, is to focus the greatest amount of attention and effort on the most likely causes of outages.  We will examine the most likely causes of data center outages and some proven strategies to prevent them.

Presenter:

Rob McClary, Sr. Vice President & General Manager

Rob McClary joined FORTRUST in 2001, and continues to hold the critical role of building the company into the premier data center services provider and colocation facility that it is today. As Sr. VP & GM, he is responsible for the overall supervision of business operations, high-profile construction and the strategic technical direction of FORTRUST. Rob developed and implemented the process controls and procedures that support the continuous uptime and reliability that FORTRUST’s customers seek. Rob developed and honed his management philosophy, attention to detail and strict process standards during his 16-year tenure in the United States Navy serving in both enlisted and officer roles.  Rob completed over 25 service, engineering, technical, leadership and management schools and courses while in the United States Navy and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. Additionally, Rob received designation as an Accredited Tier Specialist (ATS) by the Uptime Institute in 2010.

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