IDCA Data Center Standards Update
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Washington D.C., August 10th, 2016: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) has released a video capturing the developments of the data center standards and the progresses made during the last quarterly summit of the technical standards committee. This announcement comes after the key IDCA members concluded their July QTSC Summit, which included visits to LinkedIn, and Digital Realty.
Lance Walker, Member of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee, said, “What we’re doing is bringing together the best and brightest minds of our industry for a common cause, which we all share.” According to IDCA this session was a great achievement and major steps were taken for the completion of the IDCA’s data center standard.
“We just gathered all of our forces and brainstormed to come up with the technical framework to explain, bluntly and simply, what are the different layers and how are they contributing to the wellbeing of the application,” stated Dikran Kechichian of TechXact Group and Member of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee. “It’s all about how we want to look at the different aspects and calculate the different KPIs,” Kechichian continued.
Eric Wendorf of LinkedIn, Member of IDCA Technical Standards Committee said, “The technical committee has come together and really developed the engine behind the standards framework. We’ve defined several components and put some formulas and calculations into this to be able to give the end-user a quality experience and a seamless experience as they grade their infrastructure against the application ecosystem.”
Steve Hambruch of eBay and Chairman of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee said, “During this session we were really able to make a lot of progress in terms of the mathematical modeling behind the standards we’re producing. We made significant breakthroughs, in terms of being able to accurately score or grade the efficacies and efficiencies at various layers within the application ecosystem and how they interact with the scores of the layers above and below them.”
“We got a lot done towards completing the standards. We did some tours and seen some of the challenges they face and seen how they address their challenges to help them going forward to, for example, quantify their business model,” Lance Walker stated.
IDCA Chairman Mehdi Paryavi said, “I only measure output and, per my judgment, the outcome of this session was a huge achievement because we complete a significant portion of our work product, which we had intended to have accomplish by this time. Specially since we are ahead of schedule and all the members are so passionate and expertise-driven, they contributed significantly into the goals of this committee. Therefore, this session was a huge success.”
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