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2644 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80204

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3:30 - Presentation

March 14
The Shrinking Data Center
Robert Strong

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Steve Kosten
Security Vulnerabilities
September 10

October 8
Getting Started with Dimensional Modeling
Marc Beacom

November 12
Biometric Authentication
Brian R. Leone Esq.
Legal Tech & Business,

January 12
Kent Barton

January 28
Corporate Politics

8:00 am - Noon
Regis University

February 9
 Entrepreneurship, and turning ideas into reality
John Seville

March 8 2016
Think Fast, Act Faster
Steve Wille

April 12, 2016
Joe Slater
Improving How Teams Improve

May 10, 2016
Joost Bakker

Business Intelligence

August 12
Summer Symposium
Big Data and Predictive Analytics

The Agile Movement:
Jeffrey Owens
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

October 11 2016
Top Strategy Mistakes
Rene Scotola

December 13, 2016
Denver CIO
Scott Cardenas

January 10, 2017
Internet of Things
JP Batra

February 14, 2017
Relationship Trends
Laura Wilcox


RMIMA is now SIM-Next

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March 14 Meetup

The Shrinking Data Center:
Your Infrastructure Guide to the Future

Robert Strong

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Tuesday March 14, 2017
Original Brooklyn’s at Mile High
2644 W Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80204
(across the street from the south parking lot, Sports Authority Field at Mile High)

3:00 pm Networking (beer and appetizers included in registration fee of $12)
3:30 pm Speaker
4:30 pm Discussion and networking
5:00 pm Adjourn

In today’s world, the Infrastructure Demand Response (IDR) approach to the capacity management of application workloads and physical infrastructure is key to optimize responsiveness and managing the cost of infrastructure. For most organizations, there is a mix of application workloads with variable capacity requirements. Average workloads consume compute resources in a static and predictable way and represent the “base load”, these loads are best managed on the physical premises. Other workloads will be highly dynamic and therefore peak and valley in terms of resource consumption, perhaps event driven or based on seasonality, this is the case when cloud computing becomes more viable. It is these dynamic workloads that beg for on-demand or just-in-time infrastructure.

With the modern developments in DCIM Systems, power, cooling, and modularity the “Build it Big” mindset is a model of the past for enterprise level companies. We are now capable of adopting a “Pay as you Grow” platform that gives infrastructure managers the flexibility and diversity they need to be successful.

RobertStrongRobert Strong served in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Power Engineer during the ‘90s and his career critical power systems began. Following a few tours in the Persian Gulf he was honorably discharged and soon became the Lead Acceptance Field Testing Engineer in the Silicon Valley during the Dot Com Boom. Following a time with Cupertino Electric as a Project Manager where he earned his Professional Engineers License, Robert moved to Denver and co-founded Critical Facilities Technology, with him over 21 years of critical power and cooling experience. He is a published author and has been awarded by the Uptime Institute for Data Center Design in Efficiency. A self-professed “Gear Head” he can routinely be seen wrenching on anything with wheels, engaging in any number of unlimited hobbies or coaching youth football.

What's New in Information Technology Management

  • Monthly Meetup and Presentation - From September to May, we offer monthly meetup events that give you access to experts who give you the tools you need to get promoted and succeed in your role as an information technology leader.

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  • IT Community - As an IT leader, it pays to be active in your community. Networking gives you the relationships you need to benefit from the experience of your colleagues in other industries.

If you want to drive change in your organization, motivate people, and get projects done, SIM-Next is a great resource for you.


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