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11th  Quarterly Membership Meeting

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Friday  1/13/06  from 8:30 AM to  Noon

"Technical and Financial Decision Making"  


Dear Members and Guests of the Critical Facilities Round Table,

Please accept this invitation to the 11th Quarterly Membership Meeting of the Critical Facilities Roundtable.  Our meeting will be hosted by Mukesh Khattar, PhD and Oracle Corporation.  Our speakers will discuss "Best Practices" and modern methods to assess the condition of your critical facilities, to compare alternative facilities solutions, and to implement decisions considering both cost and reliability variables.

DATE & TIME:    Friday, January 13, 2006 from 8:30 AM to Noon (you really don't want to be at work on that day anyway!) 

LOCATION:        ORACLE CORPORATION, "Conference Room 1060, 401 Island Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA

DIRECTIONS:     Freeway 101 to Redwood Shores (about 2 exits south of 92 and the San Mateo Bridge), Exit Eastward at Marine World Parkway, and turn left at the first controlled intersection onto Oracle Parkway, then make your first left onto Island Parkway, and continue to the end, to parking and into 401 reception.  There should be plenty of parking (map attached).


8:30     Coffee, Juice and Breakfast Snacks                                                  Many thanks to Mukesh & Oracle for providing today’s facilities and refreshments 

9:00     Welcome to Oracle                                                                          Mukesh Khattar, PhD              

9:10    CFRT Business and News ,                                                               Bruce Myatt, PE and Charles Krieger, PE and Horst Pfendt
               Summary of last CFRT MEETING
               CFRT Board of Directors Status Report   
               Operations, Communications & Web Site
               New Committee Formation & Future CFRT Programs

9: 30    "Data Center Assessments and Cost for Improvements"                Chuck Shalley, PE and President of The Engineering Enterprise
Chuck manages his own electrical engineering practice in the bay area and provided services to several data center owners in the bay area.  Chuck will discuss his methods for assessing the reliability and performance of a data center, how to develop and prioritize recommendations for improvement, and how to estimate and justify costs for the implementation of these recommendations.  Reliability vs cost analysis will be considered for the prioritization of recommendations.  

10:30    Break and CFRT Networking with Other Data Center Operators  
10:4   "Total Cost of Ownership Analysis for Data Center Projects"         Jerry Inguatiato, SVP and Shap Roder, VP, CB Richard Ellis 
Jerry and Shap Roder have completed more data center real estate transactions in the Bay Area than any other real estate services company.  Their expertise in the datacenter real estate market helps their clients evaluate their options and make informed decisions.  They will discuss how to compare data center site and facility alternatives using total cost of ownership methods.  He will show us how to consider 1. upgrades to an existing facility, 2. migration to a collocation site, and 3. migration to a new facility.  Relocation, capital and operating costs will all be considered in the final equation for determining the most cost effective strategy for improving data center operations.  Ideas on how to best present this analysis to your executive management will also be discussed.

11:45    Announcements, Upcoming Events and Close
12:00    Adjournment/ Join your friends & colleagues for lunch at Oracle's corporate facilities or at one of many neighboring waterside restaurants on the Bay.    

Please RSVP by email to or

We look forward to seeing you at this event.  Thank you again for your support of the CFRT, and best regards from the Founders ... 

_________Charles Krieger, PE________________ Bruce Myatt, PE________________Horst Pfendt________________ Steve Johnston_______________       

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