RagingWire Brings Together Top Data Center Industry Experts for "Colocation Strategies Tutorial" at AFCOM Spring Data Center

RagingWire Brings Together Top Data Center Industry Experts for "Colocation 
Strategies Tutorial" at AFCOM Spring Data Center World
RagingWire Works With Solution Providers, Thought Leaders, and
Operations Experts to Offer Enterprise Data Center and IT Managers
the Information Required to Make Informed and Effective Decisions on
Their Colocation Strategies 
SACRAMENTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/13 --  RagingWire Data
Centers, the nation's premier data center provider, announced today
that the company will lead a Colocation Strategies Tutorial Session
at the AFCOM Spring Data Center World 2013 conference on April 29th,
2013 in Las Vegas at The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The tutorial
is an exclusive educational session in addition to the full Data
Center World conference schedule and includes presentations by a
number of colocation experts from across the industry, including a
case study from an enterprise data center director and large-scale
colocation buyer.  
"As the amount of data to be processed keeps increasing and IT
availability and security requirements grow, we see many more CIO's
pushing their IT and data center managers to consider colocation
strategies," said Tom Roberts, president of AFCOM. "There are a lot
of intricacies involved in choosing the right provider and leveraging
colocation as part of an enterprise IT platform. RagingWire has done
well to bring so many colocation experts together at AFCOM in order
to help our members make the best decisions for their IT systems and
The educational tutorial session will cover the differences in
infrastructure redundancy models, network connectivity, data center
security and other basic differentiators between colocation
providers. Additionally, the session will highlight strategies to
establish colocation requirements, such as space and power, develop
comparison models, and create planning templates for installation and
migration. A colocation customer case study will share real world
experiences about selecting and deploying data center colocation as
part of an enterprise IT strategy.  
Colocation Strategies tutorial instructors include:  

--  Douglas Barbin, Principal, BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc.
--  Richard Fennimore, Executive Account Manager, Schneider Electric
--  Annie George, Product Marketing Programs Manager, RagingWire
--  Steve Gunderson, Principal, Transitional Data Services
--  Jim Leach, Vice President of Marketing, RagingWire
--  Phillip Sandino, Director of Customer Solutions, Dominion Virginia
--  Lee Tamassia, Global Enterprise Marketing Director, Equinix
--  Jim Weber, Director of Network and Data Center Operations, Neustar

"RagingWire recognizes that choosing a colocation provider is a
distinctly different experience from owning or operating your own
data center or managing cloud-based applications," said Jim Leach,
vice president of marketing at RagingWire. "Our goal in leading the
Colocation Strategies Tutorial at AFCOM Data Center World is to
educate enterprise IT and data center leaders so they can make
informed decisions as buyers of data center colocation." 
About RagingWire Data Centers
 RagingWire designs, builds, and
operates mission critical data centers that deliver high-density
power and 100% availability. The company has 650,000 square feet of
critical data center infrastructure in Northern California and
Ashburn, Virginia and the highest customer loyalty scores in the
industry. Their patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR
rated facilities lead the data center market in reliability and
efficiency. With flexible colocation solutions for retail and
wholesale buyers, a carrier neutral philosophy, and unmatched
customer service, RagingWire meets the needs of top enterprise,
Internet, and government organizations. More information is available
at www.ragingwire.com.  
Press Contact
Jim Leach
RagingWire Data Centers
571-383-8895 (mobile) 
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