*On-demand sessions are not eligible for BICSI CECs.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

This roundtable will highlight fiber and connectivity challenges and potential solutions as data center requirements continue to expand.

Patrick McLaughlin Clark Guler Gregory Pierce Ken Hall, RCDD NTS Brad Booth


11:00 AM - 11:25 AM (EDT)

Testing and troubleshooting data center problems can be a challenge without the right set of tools. In this TechTalk, we walk though how the AEM NSA and Test Pro CV100 can be used by NetOps teams to perform various cable and network equipment testing while in the field. This includes:

  • PoE troubleshooting
  • MultiGigabit SNR testing with PoE load
  • Network discovery/test/troubleshooting for both wired and wireless devices
  • Physical copper testing and fiber optic loss testing
Steve COWLES Andrew Froehlich

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

This session will examine the current state of play and offer insight into technology options and timing

Stephen Hardy Kamlesh Patel John D'Ambrosia Sameh Boujelbene


12:30 PM - 12:55 PM (EDT)

The electrical and power distribution equipment that supports a data center must be robust and reliable.  Balancing electrical safety with power and availability demands can be a challenge.  To perform maintenance work safely and efficiently, it’s critical to be able to quickly locate, isolate, lockout, and verify electrical sources are de-energized before performing work.  Absence of Voltage Testers are a new technology that leverages prevention through design principles to make the verification step safer, faster, and more reliable.  In this webinar learn best practices to help protect all employees from electrical hazards and minimize downtime when maintaining electrical equipment in the white and gray space.

Rachel Bugaris Marty Kronz

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

In this 1-hour educational session you will learn about 100/200/400G leaf and spine switching fabrics, different types of data centers and how to test the fiber optic structured cabling that connects the many server racks within them.

Nicholas Cole Stephen Hardy

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM (EDT)

The cost of labeling your job is more than just the expense of the label material.  From labor to design, input data, print and apply labels, process inefficiency may be costing you more than you realize, both in the short term and down the road.  Explore the hidden costs of labeling and find out ways to improve or avoid them to improve your bottom line.  

Todd Morse

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Data center users are focused on sustainability and flexibility. ESG and carbon compliance are front-of-mind for every enterprise, and COVID-19 has prioritized the ability to manage IT capacity and be more nimble. The growth of cloud computing and edge computing offers more options than ever. How do IT managers navigate? This discussion will be ed by Data Center Frontier Editor Rich Miller and feature thought leaders from Iron Mountain, Prime Data Centers and Stream Data Centers, who share insights on the evolution of the data center, and how new approaches to infrastructure brings new opportunities.

Rich Miller Jonathan Gibbs Stuart Lawrence Chris Pennington

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Come and learn about the use of Single Mode fiber. We will break some stereotypes and get caught up on the latest. Additionally, we will cover the most efficient ways to field test all of that fiber you are going to install.

Jim Davis

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

This roundtable discussion will focus on the evolution of power provision in enterprise data centers, and the power-management tools available today.

Patrick McLaughlin Ed Spears Brian Kelly Peter Panfil

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

With the expansion of cloud and hyperscale data centers, heightened demand for higher bandwidth networking equipment has expedited the need for 800G.  While 800G is still being perfected many are asking: What can be done to augment current 400G networks? Discover critical equipment and connectivity solutions from Cisco and Panduit that will support the needs of today’s systems and beyond as 800G Ethernet comes to light. 

Ray Nering Bob Wagner

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

The speakers in this session will examine the three primary options and provide their forecasts of what data center operators can expect.

Stephen Hardy Tiger Ninomiya Kevin Yao Hamid Arabzadeh

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM (EDT)

All Data Center types and facilities have the common challenge of efficiently managing the entry of cables to the facility and the subsequent distribution and initial connectivity requirements. This session will look at a variety of solutions designed to provide easy and effective means for managing the point of entry transition. We will look at how these solutions are scaled to accommodate the largest of the Hyper scale and cloud down to the smallest of private and even edge data centers.

Joshua Seawell

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Colocation is a complex, competitive market. Tenants need the ability to add capacity on demand, the capability to scale networks across the globe and the agility to make high-speed connections with cloud and service providers as and when required. For colocation providers to compete, the physical layer should provide flexible, scalable, high-performance fiber infrastructure, designed to support increasingly demanding applications and customer requirements. In this webinar, we will take a detailed look at the design and solution considerations from the from outside plant cable to the customer cage.

Stephen Hardy Manja Thessin, RCDD, RTPM Louise Julien

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM (EDT)

For network providers managing growth driven by bandwidth intensive applications, new technology advancements in Data Center Interconnect can improve the scale, performance, power efficiency, and operation of the network. Join this session to learn about the latest coherent trends and applications, new photonic line system architectures, and how programmability and automation are evolving DCI testing and deployment.

Kent Jordan

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

This discussion examines essentials of edge data centers as well as specific needs that managers can encounter.

Patrick McLaughlin Steve COWLES Scott Sandal Todd Morse


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

The speakers in this session will tackle these topics and more.

Stephen Hardy Seán Adam Tom Mitcheltree Josh Snowhorn

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM (EDT)

During this webinar, you will learn how to use second-generation DCIM tools to plan, implement, and track data and power cables and connections. Better management and tracking of your cables and connections can potentially reduce incident troubleshooting time as well as allow you to plan adds, moves, and changes remotely.

Priyanka Singh

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

This discussion provides an overview of breakouts and their practical applications, then turns its attention to the optical connectivity hardware that facilitates these breakouts. The discussion will include options for maintaining polarity in these optical systems.

Patrick McLaughlin Ray Nering Robert Reid

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM (EDT)

Global data center capex is set to double by 2030, to support explosions in FTTH, 5G and IoT deployments. This places pressure on data center operators to build flexible, scalable network infrastructures but this presents a series of dilemmas:
•    Deploy single cables with thousands of fibers, or install multiple lower-count cables?
•    Maintain traditional “meet me” rooms, or complete home runs with indoor/outdoor cables?
•    When should I pull my cables, and when could I air-jet?

Dura-Line is a trusted partner of some of the world’s leading data center operators. Join us as we share strategies for success in data center networks and explore the latest trends including:
•    Architectures inside and between data centers
•    Differences between hyperscale campuses and in-city colos
•    Fiber cable design
•    Splicing solutions
•    Duct bank deployments
•    Cable jetting

Clark Guler

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

This session will cover the industry trends driving increased digitalization, and the growing emphasis on adopting climate-friendly growth strategies. Topics include the infrastructure innovations that are enabling data center operators to make responsible decisions about their supporting infrastructure, including technologies that support resource efficiencies, low carbon footprint, low water usage, and use of renewable and alternative energy.

Rich Miller Gregory Ratcliff

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM (EDT)

Debates continue on industry profitability, the end of pluggables, and the beginning of commercialized, high volume integrated optic designs. High-volume mature products are attractive for contract manufacturers and new high-performance products offer an opportunity for companies with strong R&D teams and expertise in chip design and manufacturing to benefit at 800G and beyond.

Brad Booth

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Is 400ZR/ZR+ the be all/end all for current data center interconnect requirements? What might come next? What other considerations should data center operators keep in mind as they plot their data center interconnect strategies? The speakers in this session will tackle these topics and more.

Jean-Marie Vilain Jimmy Yu Tyler Coates Stephen Hardy