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VP & Chief Technology, HP Enterprise Business, Technology Services, HP
Kfir Godrich is Vice President and Chief Technologist for HP Enterprise Business (EB), Technology Services (TS). His role is driving the technology roadmap for HP TS, providing thought leadership that strengthens HPs leadership in field of technology services. Before that role, Mr. Godrich was Chief Technology Officer for HP CFS delivered by EYP Mission Critical Facilities. His expertise is in powering critical infrastructure and complex systems applications and technologies. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Godrich has provided consulting services to global financial, technology and telecom clients, as well as public sector entities. He's been directly involved in the development of the NGDC strategy for more than a dozen of Fortune 50 companies. Mr. Godrich is the leader of HP TS Technology Council.
It’s safe to say that any data center manager worth his or her salt will be familiar with the four level data center tiering system popularized by The Uptime Institute. But how much weight should the data center tiering system really carry when designing a new facility? Or when you’re evaluating a data center colocation or outsourcing partner? And is tiered data center really more reliable and efficient than one without a tier classification? To answer these questions, this session will evaluate data center tier standards and classifications, the pros and cons of them, and alternatives to existing standards that data center managers should consider.