Webinar Series – WiredRE Research Shows Over-Specifying and Over-Provisioning are Top Risks in Cloud, Colo, & Data Center Planning, Investing

How to Diversify Risk via Hybrid Cloud, Colo, and Data Center (“Portfolio”) Investing Topic of Multi-Part Series.

Las Vegas, Nevada (Sept. 29, 2014) —According to primary market research from the Wired Real Estate Group Inc. (“WiredRE”) a full 90% of firms in the US overprovision cloud and data center infrastructure by 25 to 50% or more. Long-term, fixed asset investing is risky, and in the contemporary data center industry, self-taught IT staff are applying IT budget cycles and investment analysis to 20 year fixed assets of upwards of $50 to $100 million or more. Additionally, the fixed asset side of most firms, in the form of facilities and real estate, is divorced from the other side of the house, namely IT and cloud operations. This perfect storm of big investments with little integration and oversight has resulted in an industry where over-provisioning is the norm.  Smart, high-growth firms, such as Intuit, UBS, and Zynga have grossly over-invested in data centers.

“With 90 percent of the industry over-provisioning, we need to get smarter about forecasting, provisioning, and spreading risk across multiple platforms that have varying performance and demand response,” commented Everett Thompson, CEO, WiredRE.

WiredRE will host a multi-part webinar series on November 6th, December 11th, and January 15th to facilitate cloud, colocation and data center planning for 2015. The first event in the series will specifically address cloud and data center portfolio investing, cloud bursting, and demand response, followed by global data center supply trend and opportunities, and a feature on data center modular total cost analysis.

This series is targeted toward technology leaders, IT procurement managers, and senior financial staff who wish to understand best practices in selecting cloud, colocation, and data center alternatives.

Cloud & Data Center Planning and Finance for 2015

How to Diversify Risk via Hybrid Cloud, Colo, and Data Center (“Portfolio”) Investing

INFORMATION & ANALYSIS FOR CFOs AND SENIOR IT DECISION MAKERS

PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:
1.     Case Study – Cloud & Data Center Forecasting “How Global Brands Fail”
2.     Case Study – Multi-Cloud Application Migration, Automation, Portability and Bursting
3.     Financial Model – Data Center Total Cost of Ownership
4.     Modular Data Center Design – Buyer’s Guide and TCO Analysis
5.     US Data Center Supply Summary
6.     EMEA Data Center Supply Summary
7.     ASIA-PACIFIC Data Center Supply Summary
8.     Global Pricing Recommendation (Construction, Leasing)
9.     GLOBAL MARKETS (US, EMEA, ASIA-PACIFIC) Trend Assessment / Cases

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*  *  Held Globally, Online, Three-Part Series  *  *
PART I: Nov 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

PART II: DEC 11, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

PART III: JAN 22, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

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KEYNOTE

Choosing Cloud & Data Centers and Portfolio Investing FOR 2015
Everett Thompson, CEO, Wired Real Estate Group Inc.

ENTERPRISE CLOUD, MULTI-CLOUD AND DEMAND RESPONSE

Presented by Heath Hutchinson, Senior Director Enterprise & Channel Sales, Appcara

GLOBAL DATA CENTER SUPPLY TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

MARKET LEADERS, NEW SOLUTIONS, TRENDS, PRICING
Moderated by Deloitte Consulting

DATA CENTER MODULAR TCO ANALYSIS

Presented by Alan Howard, Chief Researcher, Wired Real Estate Group Inc.

REGIONALLY HOSTED COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS

About Wired Real Estate Group Inc.

WiredRE is the leading independent cloud, colocation, and data center advisor. The firm advises on strategy, planning, investment and finance. WiredRE counts two of the top three global telecom firms and over half of the most admired banks in the U.S. as clients.  To search WiredRE’s data center list with over 2,000 data centers, visit WiredRE.com.

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About Appcara Inc.
Appcara is the leading provider of Cloud Application Automation Technologies.  Appcara’s flagship product AppStack has been purpose-built to address the complex challenges of launching and managing multi-tier applications in public and private clouds.  Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with R&D subsidiaries in Singapore and Hong Kong, Appcara is led by CEO, John Yung, and a close-knit team of cloud computing veterans who previously built industry leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing services such as Savvis Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), Sun cloud, as well as leading service provider infrastructures at companies like Equinix.  Appcara can be visited on the web at www.appcara.com, or contacted at info@appcara.com.

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About Deloitte Real Estate
Deloitte Real Estate redefines the concept of a full-service real estate business, offering a breadth of capability and an innovative approach unequalled in the market.

Our team combines traditional property services with financial and business advisory expertise to deliver integrated solutions on the most simple assignment to the most complex. We apply a depth of insight drawn from our understanding of all industries and sectors to advise occupiers, lenders, investors and the public sector on every aspect of real estate in an increasingly complex world.

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Media Contact:
Kelly Tenuta
206.715.8451
ktenuta@wiredre.com