Upcoming Meetings

 

 

WELCOME TO AFCOM NORTH CAROLINA

AFCOM NC Q2 MEETING – June 25th, 2015

“Cloud Computing - What Should Go to the Cloud and What Should Not”

June 25th 2015 - 8:00am to 1:30pm

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AFCOM NC Q1 MEETING – March 19th, 2015

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. To educate our membership on how they can best arm themselves against internet security threats, AFCOM NC hosted a half-day, “Cyber Security Symposium”in Raleigh, NC at the PNC Arena. Technology security experts from the FBI, Lenovo, Symantec, Duke University, Biogen and the president of the local ISSA Chapter discussed issues to consider and various methods to bolster cyber security at a data center. After the event, a networking event was held at the arena's, Ledge Lounge, for peers to connect and exchange ideas over a few cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

A special thank you goes to our incredible sponsors for this event - Eaton, Blackmon Service Inc., CA Technologies, Strategic Connections and Gilbane Construction -  because these quality programs would not be possible without their support.

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AFCOM NC Q3 MEETING – November 12th, 2014

AFCOM NC had a great turnout at our Fall event, “Achieving Optimum Data Center Efficiency” in Charlotte, NC at historic Byron’s SouthEnd.  Whether you are building a new data center or maximizing a legacy facility, gaining the optimal output is a constant challenge.  Our Fall program consisted of subject matter experts from Facebook, Duke Energy, Google, North Carolina State University, AT&T, Syska Hennessey and Mark Bramfitt where they discussed at length the leading methods and approaches for data center optimization and performance.  After the event, attendees toured Facebook’s beautiful data center in Forest City, NC https://www.facebook.com/ForestCityDataCenter

A special thank you goes to our incredible sponsors for this event - Eaton, Duke Energy, Blackmon Service Inc., and Battery USA -  because these quality programs would not be possible without their support.


 

 AFCOM NC Q2 MEETING – June 5, 2014

 AFCOM NC had a successful, well-attended Q2 event, “Extending the Life of Your Data Center”in Durham, NC in the newly renovated Triangle Club where members got to enjoy an afternoon of education, networking and fun with their peers and industry leaders. 

As increased power consumption and virtualization have changed the dynamics of the data center there are ways in which the life of the data center can be extended through higher efficiency equipment, optimized air flow, containment, chimneys, new equipment, and increased operating conditions.  Our Q2 program consisted of subject matter experts from EMC, Upsite Technologies, Xerox, Virtual Power Systems, Syska Hennessy and the RJ Kennedy Group who discussed the leading methods and approaches extending the life of traditional data center spaces.                                               

After the event, members and guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers at the outdoor club bar before heading to their seats to watch the Durham Bulls compete against the Pawtucket Red Sox.