Sunday, 21 January 2018
Location: South Pacific 2
How can Asia-Pacific telcos prepare for the next big technology step change while running a heterogeneous infrastructure environment including edge, fog, colo, primary data center, advanced networks and more? How do new network architectures alter the landscape? What role does open compute play? How are security and compliance assured as cloud is more widely adopted? What is the global state of the telecommunications, data center and cloud leasing market? How are the debt and equity markets handling telecom/data center/cloud assets? Experts provide insights into the expanding and highly inter-dependent cloud and network technology, services and financial arena.
Chief Innovation Officer, EdgeConneX
VP, Channel, Open Compute Project (OCP)
Hong Kong SAR China
This proposed talk would focus on how APAC Telco’s prepare for the next big technology step change while running a heterogeneous infrastructure environment (edge, fog, colo, primary data centre, etc.).
Telco’s are looking for best practices gleamed from hyper-scale companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Google who run highly efficient private and public clouds. The sharing of open hardware and data centre designs is a core strategy for these companies and the basis for the Open Compute Project (OCP).
The Open Compute Project (OCP) was started by Facebook in 2011 with the idea of delivering the most efficient designs for scalable computing through an open source hardware community. We believe that openly sharing ideas, specifications, and other intellectual property is the key to maximizing innovation and reducing complexity in technology components.
OCP designs are more efficient at the ingredient level (server, storage, networking) compared to traditional gear yielding energy savings of 15% + and reduced service costs of ≈ 50%. Also, OCP data centres achieve PUE's better than 1.1 (definition). In fact, IDC forecast that by 2020 OCP Servers are expected to represent 50% of the global market.
In this Topical Discussion we would discuss the key strategies APAC Telco’s need to consider now to simplify the migration and data centre transformation from conventional to OCP and open source gear. We would provide specific examples of how other telco’s and companies have made this transition. Additional goals would include:
• CORD & OCP – highlight the requirement for CORD specific to OCP qualified commodity hardware (CORD reference implementation documents here ).
• Research findings – share results comparing OCP with legacy infrastructure from APAC telco’s who have tested OCP gear in their local facilities.
• Facebook and Microsoft – help Telco’s understand which OCP designs from hyper-scale companies can be used for each environment (colo, edge, etc.)
Telco’s must create a lower cost agile software virtualised open source infrastructure to survive in the next decade and OCP is the bill of materials for achieving this.
Open source has existed in software for many years...now the open source is happening within the hardware and data dentre. As a result would like the opportunity to provide an educational and interactive discussion with the audience at PTC which would apply to APAC telco’s who operate locally and regionally.
Audience – this discussion would be ideal for C-level executives, business unit heads as well as front line engineers.
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
What is the global state of the telecommunications, data center and cloud leasing market? Who are the big players, is there an oversupply of expansion product or a shortage? What is the demand, where?
How are the debt and equity markets handling telecom/data center/cloud assets? What mergers and acquisitions have occurred—Verizon, Shaw, Centurylink, etc.—and what does it mean for the end user?
What important facilities, such as NAP of the Americas and KOMO Plaza in Seattle, have been sold and under what terms?
Who has ownership interests in all of the submarine cables, why are the hyper-scales buying?
What new data center / telecom cluster regions are we going to see in North America / EMEA / APAC primarily?
CEO & President, Hostway
With IT leaders facing pressure to improve efficiency and do more with fewer resources, cloud computing is rapidly being adopted across businesses of all shapes and sizes. However, as organizations make plans to leverage the cloud, questions surrounding security and compliance often arise. For organizations that must comply with strict HIPAA and PCI-DSS requirements, addressing these concerns head-on is of utmost importance.
Rest assured, it is entirely possible to build highly secure and compliant solutions in the cloud. Adherence to strict compliance requirements allow covered entities to run compliant cloud hosting solutions as long as they are properly architected. The first step is a risk assessment – designed to pinpoint and evaluate risks, mitigate or transfer each risk, and then identify the appropriate risk mitigation strategies. Second is a design architected with those strict requirements as the basis instead of as an afterthought. Finally, an implementation plan with processes and procedures in place with the explicit goal of security and compliance.
This presentation will discuss the variety of prevalent security risks, the potential impact to an organization and how to get in front of the risks to protect your customers and your business. Emil Sayegh, an early pioneer of cloud computing and one of the industry’s few true veterans, will share strategies and considerations for running security and compliance-dependent workloads in the cloud, provide guidance on architecting a highly secure and compliant solution, and share proven strategies and approaches to alleviating security risks.