IDCA Data Center Standards Update
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Fort Worth, TX September 28th-30th, 2016: The International Data Center Authority (IDCA) has released a video capturing the developments of the data center standards and the progress made during the last quarterly summit of the technical standards committee. This announcement comes after key IDCA members concluded their September QTSC Summit, which included a visit to AIG’s flagship data center located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Lance Walker, Member of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee, said, “We’ve made a lot of progress. I think the industry will be very impressed when they see the final product. What’s the impressive is the level of detail that we have gone into and at the same time trying to make it easy to understand for everyone. Bottom-line, we’re going to allow the industry to be more efficient in what they do.” According to IDCA this session was a great achievement and took major steps towards the completion of the IDCA’s data center standards.
Boris Privalikhin of Time Warner Cable, Member of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee said, “The gains of this summit were massive. I am impressed with how much were able to get done and the level of detailed progress we made towards completing the IDCA data center standards.” Rick Collins of AIG, Member of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee stated, “For as many people as we have involved, you get a lot of strong type A personalities in one room and start going through what does this mean, what does that mean and everybody discussing it, it’s been a good exchange of ideas and we have been making great progress.”
“Among all of the summits this has a certain particularity because we’ve really hit our stride with completing the standards framework in terms of our methodologies and scoring and I believe it has been a real turning point as we approach our deadline.” stated Dikran Kechichian of TechXact Group and Member of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee.
Eric Wendorf of LinkedIn, Member of IDCA Technical Standards Committee said, “I’m very satisfied with the work we’ve done at the AIG summit and I look forward to the next one to bring together the ideas we’ve been crafting and bring the standard into the public eye.” Eric continued by adding, “We hashed out several aspects of the standard framework. It’s important that we provide a standard that the public can use and works for them right-away.”
Chairman of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee Steve Hambruch said, “We’ve had a remarkable productive summit. The committee continues to develop the mathematical models that support our standards framework and we have refined and furthered our whitepapers and supporting documents that will be the explanation for how these mathematical modules work.”
“We have reached several important milestones in the development of the standards. Coming out of this conference, we hope to continue that inertia and be able to deliver a refined standards product to our peer review committee later this year.” Hambruch, concluded.
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