Navigating the DCIM waters: What every data center professional needs to know

Spend the morning with Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) category experts and get the actionable information you’ll need to understand: 

  • the state of DCIM today
  • where to start to meet your IT business objectives
  • how to choose the right DCIM solution for your company


The best half-day seminar you’ll attend this year. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of today’s DCIM landscape and how to get started.


There’s enormous pressure to manage your IT infrastructure more dynamically than ever, with deeper energy awareness and absolute control.  Top management is asking you to re-evaluate your traditional IT management approaches and look for new ways of being more responsive and more proactive in your Data Center. How will you achieve your business goals of increased availability, more effective resource management, capacity planning and the associated energy efficiency? Consider DCIM.


Is DCIM right for your data center?

Today, there are over 200 vendors of products that loosely fit in the DCIM category. We are all painfully aware that there is a bit of a media frenzy regarding DCIM. Big promises and grand ideas. How do you make sense of it all? How do you wade through the wealth of information and products and get “the whole story?”

Server Technology, Uptime Institute, nlyte Software and RF Code have teamed up to help you separate DCIM truth from hype. Join us as we share our experience in providing DCIM and DCI- enhanced solutions to thousands of customers.  Learn how we can put our experience to work for you.


A continental breakfast and a catered lunch will be served.


Continue reading for more details.


Mark Harris, VP Marketing, Server Technology

Chris Gaskins, VP Product Development, RF Code
DCIM Enhanced: Energizing DCIM With the Power of Real-Time Data

Vice President of Product Development for RF Code, Chris Gaskins is an experienced technology development executive who joined RF Code from American Power Conversion, (now part of Schneider Electric). There, he was responsible for the Security and Environmental Product Line, including included product management, product marketing, and engineering. Previously, he served as director of service and support at NetBotz, Inc., a leader in IP-based environmental and video monitoring solutions, where he was built, led and managed a worldwide service and support team. Before joining NetBotz, Chris was vice president of worldwide development at AppGate Inc., a VPN software company, where he managed a worldwide software engineering organization with additional responsibilities for customer support and product management. Prior to AppGate, he served in various engineering, development and product management roles with Tivoli Systems/IBM. Mr. Gaskins earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Berry College.

Todd Goldman
, VP Product Management , nlyte Software (Santa Clara)
nlyte Software on Getting Started with DCIM

Todd Goldman is nlyte Software’s VP of Marketing and Product Management. Todd is responsible for setting product strategy and establishing nlyte Software’s position as the leader in the emerging DCIM market. Todd comes to nlyte from IBM, and his previous work experience includes America Online/Netscape and HP.

Michael Boyce, Director Sales Engineering, nlyte Software (New York)
nlyte Software on Getting Started with DCIM

Michael Boyce, Senior Sales Engineer at nlyte Software, has worked with hundreds of data center managers to assess the state of their infrastructure management and to implement solutions for planning the allocation of power, cooling and space. Prior to joining nlyte, Michael was Director of Sales Engineering at Aperture Technologies/Emerson Liebert.

Craig Ledo, Senior Director of Marketing, nlyte Software (Houston)
nlyte Software on Getting Started with DCIM

Craig Ledo is Senior Director of Product and Corporate Marketing at nlyte Software, where his responsibilities include product strategy and analyst relations. Craig’s experience in technology include several start-up companies and server marketing at Hewlett-Packard.

Bruce Taylor, Founder/Executive Producer, Uptime Institute

Bruce A. Taylor is Vice President for Uptime Institute, a member company of the research and analytics firm The 451 Group and Tier1 Research. He is global director for the Symposia program. The Institute is the research-based corporate advisory on the continuous availability, reliability, resiliency, operational sustainability and energy efficiency of data centers, and the promulgator of the Tier Classification System and de facto industry standard for certifying data center facilities for business-required levels of uptime availability by design and as-built. During the year 2010, the Institute added a new Tier classification standard for Operational Sustainability and a new service for senior-most corporate strategic computing capacity planners known as the Digital Infrastructure Roadmap. An career-long executive of IT media, Bruce is a widely acknowledged expert writer, editor, publisher, speaker, and consultant focused exclusively enterprise-level IT markets.

Locations and dates: 

Santa Clara, CA : Thursday, April 26, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

New York City, NY: Tuesday, May 1, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Houston, TX : Tuesday, May 8, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m




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