Modernizing your legacy data center - what's new?

As soon as you build or acquire a new data center it starts to become outdated, and with each year that passes operators are faced with several conundrums - when to upgrade, what to upgrade, and how radically one should upgrade. If you have a legacy facility, it is important to understand these three questions, to ensure that your data center is modernized at the right time, for the right cost.

Join us as we discuss the latest trends in data center upgrades and retrofits. Watch this on-demand now!

Speaker Panel

DCD>Debates brings together a panel of 4 high level of expert speakers

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Paul Thornton

Head of DC Operations US
1&1 Ionos

Paul Thornton is Head of Data Center Operations at 1&1 IONOS and responsible for all data center operations in the U.S., managing and further developing the data center infrastructure there. In this function he regularly collaborates with colleagues from the European data centers of 1&1 IONOS on both a tactical and strategic level.

Paul Thornton has more than 22 years of experience in the IT industry with a broad background in data center facilities, infrastructure as well as satellite communications and workflows, leading strategic and tactical projects.
Before he has joined 1&1 IONOS in 2016, Paul lived and worked in Abu Dhabi in the Middle East where he oversaw the country’s only Tier-IV colocation data center which also housed government equipment. Prior to this he was in charge of an Arizona-based enterprise data center for Nestlé and was responsible for over 400 data center and computer rooms in Latin America and the Caribbean from a facilities perspective. In addition, he was also responsible for the design and build of a new data center in Mexico City.
Paul holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

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Andrew Graham

Director - Data Center Solutions
Critical Environments Group

Over 25 years of consistent success in consulting, designing, and supporting network and data center solutions to all industries as well as Federal & State Government and Higher Education. A proven leader that keeps up on best practices and codes for Data Center & Network Facilities knowing how to apply these methods to unique environments to develop sound solutions. Under Andrew’s direction, his teams have completed Data Center migrations, consolidation projects, and new builds in hundreds of facilities. Over the last few years Andrew led engineering teams through energy assessments and upgrades impacting over one million square feet of data center space.

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Steven Carlini

Vice President of Innovation & Data Centers for the IT Division
Schneider Electric

Steven is responsible for conceiving and developing innovative solutions and businesses to match the latest industry trends. Steven is also responsible for developing and communicating the value proposition for Schneider Electric’s integrated data center solutions including EcoStruxure architecture. A frequent speaker at industry conferences and forums, Stevens’ focus is on physical infrastructure for enterprise, Internet Giant and colocation facilities. Steven is an expert on the foundation layer of physical infrastructure including power, cooling and software management including IoT, analytics and AI.


Peter Judge

DataCenter Dynamics

Peter Judge is the global editor at DatacenterDynamics. He has been involved with tech B2B publishing in the UK for many years, working at Ziff-Davis, ZDNet, IDG and Reed. His main interests are networking, security, mobility and cloud.